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Saturday, January 19, 2008


Asbusa is the name of a slightly sweet cookie they enjoyed in Ancient Egypt (and still enjoy today!) I hope to make this with the children on Friday, January 25th. Sounds like gooey fun, doesn't it? Here is the recipe, in case you would like to try this at home.

2lbs cream of wheat
2.5 cups sugar
3/4 lb. butter
16 oz. plain yogurt

Bring all ingredients to room temperature. In a large bowl mix sugar and cream of wheat. Add butter, mix by hand, rubbing the buuter, sugar and cream of wheat between your palms for 10 minutes or more until the mixture is very well blended.

Add the yogurt and mix with your hands until the dough feels smooth in your hand. If it feels dry add one tablespoon at a time of water so when you hold it in your hands it feels like pie dough.

Butter a 13x9x2" pan and pat the dough into the pan with your hand. With a sharp knife slice the dough in 2 x 2 inche squares or into diamond shapes.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.

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