Thursday, December 30, 2010

Satisfy your sweet tooth

This dessert is best served with rice. This dish is very popular in the Northern Somalia (Somaliland) and is served during special occasions such as weddings.
½ stick unsalted butter
1 lb of angle hair pasta
2 cups hot water
1 cup sugar
1 – 2 cinnamon sticks
½ teaspoon cardamom powder
½ cup golden raisins
¼ cup almonds, toasted and coarsely chopped (optional)
Salt to taste
Heat a heavy skillet over medium heat and melt the butter and sauté  the angle hair pasta until the pasta becomes light golden in color.  Add the hot water, sugar, cinnamon and cardamom and cook until all the water is absorbed or evaporates. Add the raisins and almonds (if desired); remove from the heat.

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