Milk and Bread Pudding (Aish el Saraya)

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Authorbaidoone
RatingDifficultyIntermediate

Aish el Saraya is an Egyptian and Levantine dessert, consisting of syrup-soaked breadcrumbs topped with clotted cream and pistachios. It contains neither eggs nor butter. It is popular in Lebanon and the Arab world.

Yields8 Servings
Prep Time20 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time35 mins

 2 cups Whole Milk
 5 tbsp Starch
 250 ml Cream
 1 ½ cups Sugar
 1 cup Water
 3 tbsp Lemon Juice
 3 tbsp Rose or Blossom Water
 1 Toast Bread
 1 cup Ground Pistachio
 1 cup Lemon Blossom Jam

1

Heat the milk, starch and cream to boil, simmer for 2-3 minutes with stirring constantly, set aside.

2

Heat the sugar until it dissolves and become golden in color, add water and lemon juice gradually and carefully, let the mixture boil, add rose or blossom rose. Keep it warm.

3

Cut the brown edges on the sides of the toast slices, put the toast in a tray over low heat. Now pour the warm syrup over the bread so that it soaks it in.

4

Place the toast in a serving dish, spread the cream mixture. Place in the refrigerator to cool for a minimum of 4 hours.

5

Garnish with pistachios and jam. Serve

Ingredients

 2 cups Whole Milk
 5 tbsp Starch
 250 ml Cream
 1 ½ cups Sugar
 1 cup Water
 3 tbsp Lemon Juice
 3 tbsp Rose or Blossom Water
 1 Toast Bread
 1 cup Ground Pistachio
 1 cup Lemon Blossom Jam

Directions

1

Heat the milk, starch and cream to boil, simmer for 2-3 minutes with stirring constantly, set aside.

2

Heat the sugar until it dissolves and become golden in color, add water and lemon juice gradually and carefully, let the mixture boil, add rose or blossom rose. Keep it warm.

3

Cut the brown edges on the sides of the toast slices, put the toast in a tray over low heat. Now pour the warm syrup over the bread so that it soaks it in.

4

Place the toast in a serving dish, spread the cream mixture. Place in the refrigerator to cool for a minimum of 4 hours.

5

Garnish with pistachios and jam. Serve

Milk and Bread Pudding (Aish el Saraya)

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