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Egyptian Breathmints - Kyphi, Kapet

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Kyphi, as it was called in Greek, or Kapet, in Egyptian, was an ancient Egyptian incense concoction that was also made into a sucking candy and used to freshen breath. This recipe is based on Papyrus Ebers from the 9th year of Amenhotep I, which is how the Egyptians would have eaten it in 2nd millennium BCE.

Ingredients

  • 15 g Myrrh Resin (Dry)
  • 15 g Pine Nuts
  • 15 g Frankincense Resin (Dry)
  • 4 g Musta Root (Cyperus Rotundus) (Ground or Sticks)
  • 4 g Cinnamon (Cinnamonum camphora or Cinnamonum verum) (Ground or Sticks)
  • 8 g Mastic Gum (Chios Mastiha)
  • 8 g Lemon Grass (Cymbopogon jwarancusa or Cymbopogon schoenanthus) (Fresh)
  • 4 g Turkish Storax (Styrax Officianale) (Sticks)
  • 168 g Honey (Liquid)

Directions

  1. Grind all of the ingredients, except for honey using either mortar and pestle or a spice grinder. It is better to grind each ingredient...
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Egyptian Breathmints - Kyphi, Kapet

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Author:
Eli
Cuisine:
Egyptian
Category:
Dessert
Recipe Yields:
~20 candies
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