Bil Zbib (Sweet Couscous)

Sweet Couscous

Serves: 4

Bil Zbib is eaten for breakfast or dessert in North Africa.  Serve this sweet couscous warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

Ingredients:

1/4 cup golden raisins
4 dried apricots, diced
2 prunes, diced
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/8 cup dried couscous
2 tablespoons melted butter
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 cup powdered sugar

Method:

1.  In a small pot combine the raisins, apricot, prunes, and water. Heat until boiling. Add couscous, cover, and turn off heat. Let sit 5 minutes.

2.   Add butter, cinnamon and granulated sugar. Gently fluff the couscous; pile in a mound on a small shallow platter. Dust with powdered sugar.

3. Serve warm or cool.

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Bil Zbib is eaten for breakfast or dessert in North Africa. Serve this sweet couscous warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
5 minutes 5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
5 minutes 5 minutes
Bil Zbib (Sweet Couscous)
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Bil Zbib is eaten for breakfast or dessert in North Africa. Serve this sweet couscous warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
5 minutes 5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
5 minutes 5 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 4 dried apricots , chopped
  • 1 /12 cup water
  • 1 1/8 cup couscous , dried
  • 2 Tbsp butter , melted
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 cup powdered sugar
Servings: people
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Instructions
  1. In a small pot combine the raisins, apricot, prunes, and water. Heat until boiling. Add couscous, cover, and turn off heat. Let sit 5 minutes.
  2. Add butter, cinnamon and granulated sugar. Gently fluff the couscous; pile in a mound on a small shallow platter. Dust with powdered sugar.
  3. Serve warm or cool.

2 Comments

  1. Pingback: Bil zbib (Sweet Couscous from Albania) | World Recipes

  2. Courtney says

    Made this last night for our Algerian meal and put some milk over the leftovers for my kids breakfast this morning. It makes a great cereal.

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