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Mesfouf Qsentena - Sweet Couscous With Dates & Nuts

1 kg fine couscous, cooked (preferably steamed)
300 g walnuts (or other nuts)
200 g dates
80 -100 g butter, softened
80 -100 g ghee
12 teaspoon salt


Place the cooked couscous in a large bowl & mix in the salt. De-stone the dates & roughly chop them. Chop the walnuts into relatively small pieces (about the size of a pea). Starting with 80g of each of the butter & the ghee, mix them into the couscous - the best way to do this is with your hands, Rub the couscous between your fingertips & palms until the grains are evenly coated. Set aside 2 tbsp of the dates & of the walnuts, mix the remainder into to the couscous & mix well until evenly distributed. Taste & add more butter or ghee if desired. Transfer the couscous to a large serving bowl & decorate with the reserved dates & walnuts. Sprinkle a little sugar over the top of the couscous & serve. Allow people to add their own sugar to taste.

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