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Thursday, December 6, 2007

My First Sugar High Friday....

SHF #38 - The proof is in the Pudding!

And I am excited!! This months "star" is PUDDING and hosted by http://kochtopf.twoday.net/stories/4494853/
I tried to think of something puddingish....but nothing really came to mind.
There is always chocolate pudding - but what is so special with that?
There is bread pussing...but i have never made it, nor rice pudding, english toffee pudding or any other pudding for that matter.
I am not a pudding person....Do we even have pudding here that is non-instant (we have plenty of that.
But of course we do. I can be such a bozo(my dad loves that word)
MALABI! Thats a pudding! And it is very middle eastern, Turkish I think. Throughout the years it has become one of the most Israeli puddings here. Both Malabi and Salep (made from orchads) and is served at all middle -eastern type restaurants.
Here is my version, the recipe taken for one of the israeli food forums, adapted from Mr. Botansky.

Malabi

8 glass serving cups

1 400 gram jar of cherries

1 cup juice from cherry jar
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 Tbsp. cornflour

In a small saucepan mix all ingredients. Put over medium heat and stir until sauce thickens. Spoon into cups about 1" full.

Over the sauce place a few cherries.



Chill.
Meanwhile in medium saucepan stir together:

2 cups milk (not non-fat)

1 cup cream

2 Tbsp. Rose water

4 Tbsp. cornflour

8 Tbsp. sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

Heat over low heat while stiring constantly until cream thickens. Pour into cups over the cherries.


Chill in refrigerator.

Before serving garnish with cherries



And pistachios. And serve

6 comments:

Olivia Kroth said...

This pudding sounds delicious and looks lovely in the glasses. I love anything with cinnamon, what a wonderful spice for the winter season!

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prettybaker said...

Cinnamon and Cardamom are my favorite!
Thanks and Hope your Hannuka is Great!

April said...

oh yum!! This pudding looks delicious!

Paz said...

oh! I'd love to taste this. Looks absolutely delectable. I love cherries and pistachios.

Best,
Paz

Ann said...

Looks and sounds wonderful!

Ann at Redacted Recipes

ThreeTastes said...

What a lovely complement of flavors — cherries, cardamom, pistachios! Must give this a taste.