Mamounia (Syrian semolina pudding)

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Authorbaidoone
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Mamounia also called mamouniye, mamounieh or mamouniyeh is a wonderful Syrian dessert served for breakfast, weddings and special occasions.

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time20 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time30 mins

 1 cup fine semolina
 2 cups sugar
 2 tbsp butter
 5 cups water
 1/4 cup blossom water
For the Cream:
 3 cups milk
 2 tbsp vinegar
For Garnish:
 ¼ cup grated pistachio
 3 tbsp cream
 1 tsp ground cinnamon

1

Cream: In a medium-sized saucepan, put the milk on a medium heat, leave it to a boil, add vinegar, stir, to separate the milk and get pieces of the cream. Put it in a colander, transfer to a dish and leave it aside.

2

In a medium saucepan, add the sugar and water. Leave to simmer over low heat for 8 minutes.

3

In a stainless steel saucepan, add semolina and stir, leave it over medium heat, stirring constantly until toasted.

4

Add the butter, stir to melt, add the semolina, water and sugar. Leave on low heat for 15 minutes, stirring constantly, to let the semolina cook completely. Add the blossom water and stir.

5

Pour immediately into a deep plate or a bowl. Garnish with cream, pistachios and ground cinnamon. Serve.

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Ingredients

 1 cup fine semolina
 2 cups sugar
 2 tbsp butter
 5 cups water
 1/4 cup blossom water
For the Cream:
 3 cups milk
 2 tbsp vinegar
For Garnish:
 ¼ cup grated pistachio
 3 tbsp cream
 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Directions

1

Cream: In a medium-sized saucepan, put the milk on a medium heat, leave it to a boil, add vinegar, stir, to separate the milk and get pieces of the cream. Put it in a colander, transfer to a dish and leave it aside.

2

In a medium saucepan, add the sugar and water. Leave to simmer over low heat for 8 minutes.

3

In a stainless steel saucepan, add semolina and stir, leave it over medium heat, stirring constantly until toasted.

4

Add the butter, stir to melt, add the semolina, water and sugar. Leave on low heat for 15 minutes, stirring constantly, to let the semolina cook completely. Add the blossom water and stir.

5

Pour immediately into a deep plate or a bowl. Garnish with cream, pistachios and ground cinnamon. Serve.

Mamounia (Syrian semolina pudding)

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