Mahalabiya the very easy and yummy Egyptian milk custard

Mahalabiya Egyptian milk custard

Mahalabiya Egyptian milk custard 

Mahalabiya is one of the traditional Egyptian desserts. However, I do not believe it has the same popularity as the rice pudding does. I remember the first time I tried it was at a seafood place!! They brought a small bowl made of clay filled with mihalabeya after a huge seafood meal and it was on the house. I always knew, saw and heard of it before but did not bother to try it for some reason, however on that day I needed anything sweet to kill all the garlic and lime flavors from seafood. So, I gave it a shot and anyway it was for free!! I really LOVED it. It was so creamy, sweet but not too sweat and the raisins and pistachios on the top gave it a bit of crunch and texture. I was so surprised about how easy it can be prepared. I always make rice pudding and it is way more complicated than this easy and delicious dessert. Hope you like it too!

Ingredients

2 cups full fat milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
4 tbsp corn starch dissolved in a 1/4 cup of milk used from the quantity above
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup sugar or to taste
Pistachio for garnish

In a medium pot on medium heat, bring all above to boil except for pistachios of course and keep stirring slowly.

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When it starts to boil and thickens, simmer down for few minutes. It has to thicken.

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Pour to the serving bowls and garnish with pistachios

Mahalabiya Egyptian milk custard

Mahalabiya Egyptian milk custard

2 responses to “Mahalabiya the very easy and yummy Egyptian milk custard

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