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Ancient Egyptian Desserts

By Egyking
Each year in the summer heat, the great Nile flooded, which covers the valleys of its sides. When the water receded, leaving behind rich deposits of earth swept down from the Ethiopian plateau, a fertile ground to plant food in the Egyptian regime. Pliny recorded ancient methods of agriculture of the Nile. The technique was to "begin to sow after the subsidence of the Nile and then drive hog the floor, pressing the damp ground with their footprints." The land was so fertile that it was still possible to grow two crops a year.
Ancient Egyptian Desserts
The ancient Egyptians grew mainly wheat and barley, wheat they used to bake bread and barley used in brewing. The beer was a national drink in ancient Egypt although wine was the drink of the upper classes. Another Egyptian main crop was grown beans or Foul as the name current Egyptian Arabic. Beans can be cooked in different ways and made Egypt a main meal at any time of day (breakfast, lunch or dinner).That the ancient Egyptians ate varied according to their financial and social statistics. The more money and power that you have, the more you ate. Several fruits were eaten in ancient Egypt, according to the period. What was available depends on agriculture and trade. Popular fruit of ancient Egypt include dates, grapes, pomegranates, peaches and watermelon.
One of the Egyptian dessert is toffee pudding (a rich old traditional recipe). Another is Almond Milk Custard Tart. Chestnut whipped cream is a recipe difficult, but it's worth a try.
Egyptian recipes roots grow in diversity of Egyptian culture that was influenced by foreign invasion, trade with other nations and hospitality of the Egyptians to the other. Main influence of Egyptian cuisine came from Syria, Lebanon, Turkey and Greece. Egypt has added flavor to dishes and their foreign names. The fruits are eaten as a dessert after a meal with many other sweet dishes that Egyptians are excelling.

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