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Ramadan 2010

It’s that time of the year again for our Muslim brothers. The Holy month of Ramadan begins today, 11th August 2010. As a non-Muslim living in the Middle East, a Muslim-denominated region, I have to be reminded to respect the traditions of the fasting month of Ramadan. And so, I re-visited my blog article last year which helped me to refresh myself of the Ramadan etiquettes for non-Muslims.

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During this fasting month, Non-Muslims should be considerate and sensitive of the traditions. Here in the UAE, every year the dailies remind and highly encourage the people to abstain from eating, drinking and smoking during daylight in public. Violators and offenders will be punished as per UAE laws.

Most food shops at this time of the year will not be opened until sunset or Iftar, there are some though that offer home deliveries. Iftar is the first meal of the day after the fast. The most popular way of breaking the fast is by eating dates or drinking some water. Dates are popular palm tree fruits here in the Middle East and tastes really sweet when ripe.

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  1. crumpets is a delicious treat for the children and adults can enjoy it too and its not a expensive treatIngredients:
    500ml flour
    2 eggs
    5 tbsp sugar
    1 ½ tbsp butter, melted
    4 tsp baking powder
    1/3 tsp salt
    250ml milk
    1. Beat the eggs and gradually add the sugar.
    2. Add half of the milk and the melted butter to the egg mixture.
    3. Stir well.
    4. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt and add to the egg mixture.
    5. Gradually stir in the remaining milk to form a smooth mixture.
    6. If all ingredients are well mixed then don’t stir anymore.
    7. Drop spoonfuls of dough into a greased heavy bottom frying pan or into a “griddle”.
    8. Turn once the top is full of air bubbles (bottom should be golden brown) and bake on the other side.
    9. Serve with butter and syrup, honey or jam.



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