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Cleopatra's Kisses

This is a time-honoured recipe from Egypt that is very simple to make. It has just the right amount of sweetness without cloying your taste.


  • 6 slices white bread, crumbed
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup butter


Heat honey, sugar and butter in a skillet until melted. Add bread crumbs and cook over low heat, stirring gently for 10 minutes. Drop by teaspoonful onto baking tray. Sprinkle with nuts if desired.


This recipe was taken from a fascinating and practical recipe book called "Cookbook of Foods from Bible Days" by Jean and Frank McKibbin, Whitaker House, 1971.


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