A traditional rich and festive dessert made throughout the Mediterranean region.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 10 servings
- 1 cup pelted wheat.
- 5 cups water.
- 5 cup of milk divided.
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar or to taste. Note1
- 3 Tbs cornstarch.
- For flavors: Use either of vanilla extract orange blossom water, rose water or any flavor you like for your pudding.
- For garnish:
- use coconut flakes raisins, dried cranberries, nuts, ground cinnamon or dried fruits.
Start by rinsing the wheat very well and picking any debris that might be in there. Place in a pot then cover with cold water, bring to boil then reduce heat and let it cook for about 45 minutes until the wheat is cooked.
Do not drain. Pour 4 and 1/2 cups of milk in then add sugar and you flavoring extract to the wheat, stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.
Dissolve cornstarch in the remaining half cup of cold milk then add to the pot. Keep on stirring for about 10 more minutes until it thickened.
Remove from heat, let it set for 5 minutes then place the mixture in the serving plates.
Garnish with cinnamon,nuts,raisins whatever you like. Refrigerate or keep it to cool on your kitchen counter and enjoy.
Note1: I grew up in a home the loves sweet Ashura so if you think 1/2 a cup od sugar is too much for you start with 1/4th cup and taste as you go.
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Calories: 143.4kcal | Carbohydrates: 24.9g | Protein: 5.5g | Sodium: 72.9mg | Potassium: 223mg | Fiber: 0.8g | Sugar: 16.2g | Vitamin A: 4.6IU | Calcium: 14.2mg