Mixed Dried Fruit in Syrup

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By Claudia Roden

Published 1986

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This dessert is particularly favoured during Ramadan, the monthlong fast during which Muslims fast all day and eat only after sunset. All through the hot day the people, hungry and listless, are hardly able to work, and dream of what they would like to eat. At nightfall, when the sky is a cherry red, the cannons boom through the cities to signal the end of the fast and the muezzins sing it out from all the minarets. The silent city suddenly trembles and comes alive with the clatter of spoon