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Making the Perfect Cup of Coffee

To make a perfect cup of coffee to go with your favorite dessert follow these guidelines: Start with fresh beans and fresh cold water. Choose the correct grind for your pot. Measure both the coffee and water accurately. Wash the coffee maker after every pot. Dont leave the coffee on the warmer for hours.

Author: READER, 10-10-2006

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Arabic Date Nut Cookies, Arabian

Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 ½ tsp. vanilla
  • ½ lemon juice
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp. milk
  • Dates and walnuts
Preparation Instructions

Mix dry ingredients, add remaining ingredients. Mix and knead. Divide dough into 24 pieces. Press flat with fingers or rolling pin; place filling in center of dough and roll in palms of hands to seal.

Filling: ½ lb. ground dates, 12 walnuts (approx.) Divide dates into 24 portions. Roll in palms to make 1 ½ inch oblong shape. Press walnut half in center and place on dough and seal. Bake until lightly browned in moderate oven (350°).

Contributed by Mrs. Albert Daoud, 1950

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