Hello Ladies !
Are you ready for the second recipe of « a week with Amani »? yay! 🙂
This time, I am sharing the recipe of a dessert I was craving when in Amman: Mohalabiah. What I really like about this dessert is that while you can enjoy it the traditional way (with sugar syrup and pistachios), there are so many different ways of changing it (by only changing the toppings) that it can become a whole new experience for your palate, and you can adapt it to seasons! Yummy…
Emi, I am not sure this one is good for you unfortunately as it is based on milk. I have never tried it with Almond milk though; I think it could work…?
Maybe we can give it a try at Xmas.
1 Liter of Milk
5 Tablespoons “Maizena” or Corn Flour
1 Tablespoon orange-flower water
Sugar Syrup (can be replaced with delicious honey)
1.5 cup Sugar
3 cups water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Crushed unsalted Pistachios
Any other ingredient that you like!
Put the milk in a saucepan over low heat until the milk is warm but not boiling.
In a bowl, put the Maizena with a little milk (1 tablespoon or a bit more) until you get some sort of thick and sticky liquid (I am sorry I cannot find other words to describe the texture it should look like).
Then add the orange-flower water and the sticky liquid you just mixed Maizena to the milk, while always stirring.
Stir until it boils. The mix has to become “heavier”, it will eventually look like béchamel sauce. Once you get the wanted result, put it in a serving plate and let it cool down.
Then, in the fridge for 2, 3 hours, or even better: overnight.
Put the sugar and the water in a pan. Stir until it boils and add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice at the end. Let it cool before serving.
Finnish the dessert by covering the top of the milk with the crushed pistachios and the honey (or sugar syrup). To be served cold (with Mint tea if you wish!)
The nice thing about this dessert is that you can change it very easily by what you are going to add on top.
For this recipe, I went “traditional” (as you will see in the pictures).
But note that you can change it completely: for instance, if you use grated coconut and strawberries and coulis de fruits rouges, it’s a whole new dessert!
You can also try with pineapple, peaches and nuts, or just simply with honey and nuts “à la grecque”… whatever you like!
Let me know if you try it! I am definitely baking this for Thomas soon.
Miss you all so much,
I can’t wait to see you at Christmas to try all kinds of new recipes
Kisses from freezing Barcelona,
A very pregnant Hanin