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Mahallebi

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This is a cool, cream-based dessert of Lebanese origin that is perfect for those hot summer days.

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  • Calories:
  • 623 kcal
  • 31%
  • Fat:
  • 24.8 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs:
  • 94.2g
  • 30%
  • Protein:
  • 11.3 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 40 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 190 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, stir together corn flour and 1 cup milk.
  2. In a saucepan over high heat, stir together 3 cups milk, sugar, and vanilla. Bring to a boil. Stir the corn flour and milk mixture into the saucepan. Reduce the heat to low, and allow to cool slightly; then stir in cream, stirring constantly until the cream is thickened. Allow to cool momentarily, then pour into individual bowls or one large serving bowl. Sprinkle pistachio nuts on top. Cover, and refrigerate.
  3. To make the syrup, stir together water, sugar, and lemon juice in a saucepan set over high heat. Bring to a boil. Place cinnamon sticks in saucepan, and boil about 5 minutes. Strain liquid, and pour into a bowl. Allow to cool; cover, and refrigerate.
  4. Serve puddings cold with cold syrup drizzled over the top.
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Reviews

Mukabary
5
1/31/2008

This is a great dessert, although my husband likes to also eat it for breakfast too. I add about 1/4 tsp of rose water and 1/4 tsp of orange blossom water, adds a nice smell to the dish. Instead of the syrup, I sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top.

chere
4
5/17/2010

Mahakkebi is very good, however, I make it with rice flour or if I can't find it in the store I grin rice to make flour. It give the dessert a more swuble flavor. I also heat brown sugar with butter and nuts and pour on the top to serve. It give it a nice carmel flavor and looks great.

LOVIELOVER19
4
12/12/2006

This stuff is the best. I thought I made it worng because I thought it was supposed to be pudding, but it's not. It's very good, and has simple flavors that blend well with each other.