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Appears in
The Cuisine of Life: Recipes and Stories of the New Food Entrepreneurs of Turkey

By Center for International Private Enterprise

Published 2019

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The Egyptian dessert is associated with happy occasions; it’s made year-round, but especially during Ramadan. Most of its ingredients are available in every Egyptian house, and the recipe can be tweaked by using more nuts or high-quality butter. In Turkey, the cakes are sold in pastry shops and neighborhood simit carts.

Egyptians love this dessert — so much so that they flirt with women by calling them basbousa.