Maftoul bil Sukar (Palestinian Couscous with Sugar and Butter)
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Maftoul bil Sukar (Palestinian Couscous with Sugar and Butter)

Course Dessert
Cuisine Palestinian
Keyword couscous, dessert, maftoul, Palestine, Palestinian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 -4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (5 ounces, 150 grams) maftoul or large pearl couscous
  • 2 tablespoons sugar plus extra to serve (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces, 40 grams) butter
  • Crushed dried rose petals to scatter

Instructions

  • Place the maftoul in a deep pan with the sugar, and add enough water to cover by about 1 inch (2.5 cm). Bring to a boil and cook the maftoul until tender; depending on its size, this should take 10-12 minutes. Drain the remaining water, add the butter, and stir over the heat for a minute or two.
  • Place the maftoul in a bowl and scatter over some more sugar, if desired. Scatter with the rose petals, serve, and eat straight away.