File- Tiger nuts (hab al-‘aziz)
CAIRO - 2 May 2020: Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities will launch in May 2 its first video about the history of cooking in Egypt to indulge in a taste that dates back thousands of years.
The first recipe will be about how to cook Tiger nuts (hab al-‘aziz), or chuffa, which were popular in ancient Egypt.
One of the walls of the tomb of Rekhmire in Luxor, who was vizier during the reign of Kings Thutmose III (c.1479–1425 BC) and Amenhotep II (c.1427–1400 BC), bears scenes depicting cakes being baked using tiger nuts.
They show different elements in the process of baking these chuffa cakes, but they do not cover all the steps.
Regardless, these vignettes are so detailed that, although no recipe in the strict sense of the word is written, we are today able to bake this delicious dessert and taste it once again!