Dessert couscous

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
5 cups Couscous
2 tablespoons Peanut oil
¼ teaspoon Salt
Cinnamon
Icing sugar
¼ teaspoon Cinnamon
¾ cup Olive oil
Prunes, dates, raisins & almonds, as required

GARNISH

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 ¾ 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.

Robert Carrier, "Taste of Morocco" Submitted By MARK SATTERLY On 11-22-94

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