1 lb. of couscous
4 oz. of butter or margarine
3 oz. of peeled white almonds
3 oz. of pecans
3 oz. of mixed white and brown dried raisins
3 oz. of dried dates
Powdered sugar
Cinnamon powder
½ a quart of milk

• Put the couscous in a big salad bowl and cover with 1 liter of slightly salted boiling water. Mix it together with a fork and let it sit for 15 minutes.
• Cover the bowl with a plastic sheet and make a few holes with a fork to let some steam evaporate. Put it in the microwave for 3 minutes until fluffy.
• Take away the plastic sheet, add the butter and mix with a fork Pour the couscous in a nice large serving plate and form a pyramid.
• All around, dispose, from the top to the bottom, a line of almonds, a line of cinnamon powder, a line of ice sugar, a line of dates, a line of pecan nuts, a line of dried raisins, until you finish the circle.
• Serve it with boiled milk and ground white sugar as you like.

Recipe from Martine Florescu & Sylvie Nicoulin

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