As part of the Christmas Around The World series being hosted by Living Life Intentionally Goblin and I decided to explore Christmas in Egypt.
(Goblin is 38 months)
We thought we'd try making some Qurban. The recipe really appealed to me because its so simple. However there is a Warning - this recipe takes about 5 hours (with all the rising stuff) so don't start just before bed time like I did!
2 tsp yeast
3 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 tbls salted, softened butter
1 tbls orange blossom water (or if you can't find that 1 tsp of orange essence will do)
Goblin mixed the yeast with a third of a cup of warm water - Kitty supervised!
Then he poured the flour and sugar into a bowl and rubbed in the butter.
On a serious note since the downfall of the Mubarak regime there have been increasing reports of violence against the Christian minority in Egypt. This January (2012) in the true Christmas spirit many Muslims came out to protect the churches while their Christian neighbours celebrated the festival. This is a good time to remember that not everyone has the freedom to celebrate without fear in the way they choose.
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