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                              DESSERT COUSCOUS
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts                         Vegetarian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    5       c            Couscous
    2       tb           Peanut oil
      1/4   ts           Salt
      1/4   ts           Cinnamon
      3/4   c            Olive oil
                         -----GARNISH-----
                         Cinnamon
                         Icing sugar
                         Prunes, dates, raisins &
                         -- almonds, as required
 
   Cover raw couscous with cold water & drain
   immediately.  Stir with a fork & let rest for 15
   minutes. Sprinkle with the peanut oil mixe with 6 tb
   water along with the salt & cinnamon.  Mix well using
   your hands until the liquid has been uniformly
   absorbed. Place couscous in the top of a coucousier &
   [place over boiling water. Steam for 30 minutes &
   remove from the heat.  Return couscous to a bowl & mix
   in half the olive oil using your hands.  Allow to cool
   & then sprinkle with 3/4 c water.  Mix well & set
   aside until it has absorbed all the water.
   Return to the couscousier & steam for another 15
   minutes.  Return to the bowl, add half the remaining
   oil & mix with your fingers.  Steam again for another
   30 minutes.  Return to the bowl for one last time &
   mix in the rest of the oil. Arrange coucous in a cone
   shape on a large serving platter.  Decorate
   attractively with the garnishes & serve while still
   hot.
  
 
 
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