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How to Make A Honey Dessert, Cleopatra's Favorite Indulgence

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How to Make A Honey Dessert, Cleopatra's Favorite Indulgence
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Legends abound when it comes to Cleopatra, the intriguing queen whose beauty was said to bring men in Ancient Egypt to their knees. Some say secret to her beauty was honey, which she often mixed with milk for her special baths.

Honey is a main ingredient in this recipe for dulcis coccora, believed to have been Cleopatra's favorite dessert. These sweet honey balls are similar to the Greek loukoumades. Traditionally, the garnish for this sweet treat was coccora, ancient seeds from the Mediterranean. Nowadays, a garnish of pomegranate seeds or fresh fruit will do.

If this dessert leaves you craving more honey, try making these delightful honey pearls that are great as a garnish or enjoyed on their own.

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