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SWEET PASTILLA WITH MILK & ALMONDS  This specialty of Marrakesh makes a regal ending to a meal of such importance that servings of fruit would be considered insufficient. Actually, it is both elegant and inelegant. The former when it is presented at table, the latter as this delicate creation is destroyed as it is portioned out.  Many Moroccan cooks now present this dish with pastry cream instead of milk sauce in order to present a more compact dessert. Instead of stacked rounds, the warka…

SWEET PASTILLA WITH MILK & ALMONDS This specialty of Marrakesh makes a regal ending to a meal of such importance that servings of fruit would be considered insufficient. Actually, it is both elegant and inelegant. The former when it is presented at table, the latter as this delicate creation is destroyed as it is portioned out. Many Moroccan cooks now present this dish with pastry cream instead of milk sauce in order to present a more compact dessert. Instead of stacked rounds, the warka…

SMEN.   “Exactly what is smen?” is a question that comes up frequently in my classes. I tell my students that it’s similar to Indian ghee and Middle Eastern Samneh in that all three substances are created by churning fresh cream into butter, clarifying it, and then storing it. But Moroccans take this process a step further, culturing their butter before clarifying it in order to develop an intense aroma and complex, nutty and salty flavor that bears little relation to ordinary butter.

SMEN. “Exactly what is smen?” is a question that comes up frequently in my classes. I tell my students that it’s similar to Indian ghee and Middle Eastern Samneh in that all three substances are created by churning fresh cream into butter, clarifying it, and then storing it. But Moroccans take this process a step further, culturing their butter before clarifying it in order to develop an intense aroma and complex, nutty and salty flavor that bears little relation to ordinary butter.

Simple DIY Mini Funnel Cakes. Vegetable oil, for frying 2 cups Original Bisquick mix 1 cup milk 2 eggs Powdered sugar, for topping

Simple DIY Mini Funnel Cakes. Vegetable oil, for frying 2 cups Original Bisquick mix 1 cup milk 2 eggs Powdered sugar, for topping

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Strawberry Pretzel Salad I'm trying this using whole cranberry sauce and raspberry and lemon jello plus a little crushed pineapple for Thanksgiving.

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Strawberry Pretzel Salad I'm trying this using whole cranberry sauce and raspberry and lemon jello plus a little crushed pineapple for Thanksgiving.

Tagine with Chicken, Sweet Fennel, Lemon And Olives

Tagine with Chicken, Sweet Fennel, Lemon And Olives

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