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Sweet Mesfouf – and our recipe attempts in pictures!

Mesfouf ~ Sweet Couscous

Long time not posting a food recipe! So the one we share with you today came up during a chat in the Our Algeria group. Um Youssef shared a picture …. Sister Nawel the recipe for ‘the picture’ and Umm Hamza got creative in her kitchen and put the recipe and the pictures together ma shaa Allah. So here is the recipe from her blog halalhomecooking.com


  • 250 grams fine couscous
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 35 grams unsalted butter, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • handful of almonds
  • handful of walnuts
  • handful of pistachios
  • handful of golden raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange blossom water (rose water can be used instead)
  • sugar / honey / sweetener to taste*

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A light fluffy couscous and legume dish that works just as well in winter as it does in warmer months. Making the most of that frozen veg you have hidden away at the back of the freezer!

By using frozen you are not really missing out on anything apart from the hassle of shelling your own peas and broad beans.

Mesfouf is often eaten as a side dish or for suhoor the pre-fast meal.

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