Maftoul bil Sukar (Palestinian Couscous with Sugar and Butter)
A recipe for Maftoul bil Sukar (Palestinian Couscous with Sugar and Butter) from the cookbook, Baladi!
Servings 2 -4 Servings
- 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
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.