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Cleopatra's Dulcis Coccora: A Dessert From Ancient Egypt

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Cleopatra's Dulcis Coccora: A Dessert From Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egyptian food recipe for Cleopatra's favourite treat: sweet honey balls similar to loukoumades and pomegranate seeds

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  • Recipe category Dessert
  • Recipe yield 4
  • Recipe cuisine Middle Eastern
Preparation

Prepare the sweets by mixing the flour and water and adding dried figs and walnuts.

Shape the mixture into little balls to cook and caramelize in the boiling honey.

Let the dulcis cool and serve them adorned with pomegranate seeds or slices of your preferred fruit.


Coccora were edible seeds from Mediterranean plants that, during antiquity, were added to sweets. Today they may be substituted with pomegranate seeds or slices of fruit.

This recipe is taken from the book "Tacuinum dè Eccellentissimi", by Alex Revelli Sorini and Susanna Cutini ali&no publisher

 

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