A taste of Egypt both current and ancient
Merrie P. Wycoff
Hibiscus tea is made from deep red calyxes of the hibiscus flower that is rich in anthocyanins, fruit acids, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and bioflavonoids. Hibiscus tea is excellent for boosting the immune system and fighting off infections. Traditionally, hibiscus tea was regarded by the egyptian pharaohs to be royalty’s most important beverage as it was known to improve health and vitality.
It's an Egyptian dessert that contains phyllo dough or puff pastry, milk and nuts. Use any kind of nuts that you would like and eat it with a spoon. Legend has it that Om Ali was the first wife of the sultan Ezz El Din Aybek. When the sultan died, his second wife had a dispute with Om Ali, resulting in the second wife's death. To celebrate, Om Ali made this dessert and distributed it among the people of the land.
Roz bi Laban (Egyptian Rice Pudding) is a traditional Egyptian recipe for a classic milk-based rive pudding thickened with cornflour (cornstarch) and flavoured with raisins and cinnamon. The full recipe is presented here and I hope you enjoy this classic Egyptian version of: Egyptian Rice Pudding (Roz bi Laban).