My first kiss
Basbousa − ‘kiss’ in Arabic − is an airy semolina cake with numerous popular versions, all perfect with afternoon tea.
After the first grinding of wheat there are still a few bits of grains that insist on remaining whole and not being finely ground. A miller with a big heart feels merciful toward these few grains and doesn’t toss them back into the grindstones. Instead, he gathers them into a sack with other single grains that survived, and sells them to those in the know as finely ground semolina, the superior wheat. The priests...
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