Recipe by CJAY8248

I found this on I'm posting it for ZWT 6. Libya North Africa Note: I have no idea of how much it makes or how long it takes to cook. It wasn't given.

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  1. Boil the barley in water, drain and dry completely.
  2. Roast the dry barley (stir frequently in a hot, dry frying pan, for a few minutes, like you would do with coffee beans.
  3. Do the same with the other three ingredients.
  4. Mill each ingredient and pass through a sieve.
  5. Mix thoroughly and place in dry containers.
  6. Label the containers (z-mix) and date them- good for 2 years.
  7. Serving the dish:.
  8. Pour the desired amount of the z-mix into a bowl, moisten slightly with sprinkles of water and some olive oil, and mix with finger tips. The mixture should be a little dry, loose and olive-brown in color.
  9. Traditionally, a handful of the mixture is squeezed into a stick shape, and sweetened with sugar or eaten with dates.
  10. For best results, zemmeetah ia accompanied with a good size glass of buttermilk, followed by a cup of undersweetened green tea.

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