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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Strawberry Pudding

(Cilekli Muhallebi)

Strawberry Pudding
Strawberry Sauce:
500 gr strawberries, washed, cut in 3 or 4
1/4 cup sugar
1 tbsp honey

Place strawberries in a pot and pour the sugar and honey on top. Heat it up for a minute, then turn the heat down to medium-low. Cook for about 20 minutes. Let it cool. Start to cook Milk Pudding.

Milk Pudding:
2 + 1/2 cup 3.25% whole milk
1/4 cup cream, 35% (heavy cream)
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp mastic, roll glass on the mastic to make it powdery (or use mortar)
1 tbsp + 1 tsp rice flour
2 tbsp corn starch

Place 2 cups of milk, cream and sugar in a medium sized cooking pot. Melt the sugar over medium heat. Dissolve the corn starch and rice flour in 1/2 cup of milk and add into the pot. Then add the powdered mastic in it. Stir constantly for about 10 minutes to get it thick. Immediately pour into individual bowls. Place 2 teaspoon Strawberry Sauce over the tops. Let it cool down and sprinkle some sliced almonds on top. Keep it in the fridge before serving.

You can also serve the Strawberry Pudding with a big dollop of ice cream and some sliced almonds at the top.

*If the strawberries are tasteless and hard to eat, make this delicious Strawberry Sauce. Put the leftover sauce into a jar with the lid closed and keep it in the fridge as a topping for ice cream:) I do this all the time. Also try sprinkling sliced almonds on the ice cream with the Strawberry Topping.

4 servings.



At 12:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Binnur,

Where do you find Mastic in the grocery stores in the U.S.? Perhaps, Turkish or Middle Eastern Markets.

At 12:56 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

You can find mastic at the Turkish, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern stores in the states, I hope you are close to one of them:)


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