Noah’s Ark Pudding

Aşure

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    16

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Anatolia

By David Dale and Somer Sivrioglu

Published 2015

  • About

This could well be the oldest pudding in the world. The Turkish name aşure means ‘ten’ because you’re supposed to eat it on the tenth day of the first month of the Islamic calendar (which, being lunar, changes every year). It’s staggering how many important events need to be remembered on that date—Moses crossed the Red Sea; Abraham’s son Ishmael was born; Adam’s plea for forgiveness was accepted by God; the prophet Je