Caramelized Bread Pudding with Cream

Aysh el Sariya (Iiesh-ill sa-rye-ya)

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    8 to 10

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Classic Lebanese Cuisine: 170 Fresh And Healthy Mediterranean Favorites

Classic Lebanese Cuisine

By Kamal Al-Faqih

Published 2009

  • About

This dessert of caramelized bread with a creamy filling topped with finely ground pistachios is a unique version of bread pudding very popular in Lebanon and countries throughout the Middle East. It makes for a great centerpiece dessert when entertaining larger groups. Offer it with a platter of fresh fruit and Turkish coffee.

Ingredients

Specialty Ingredients

  • Mazaher (orange blossom water), maward (rose water), both found in specialty markets or online, and zaher lamoon (sold as zaher jam or orange blossom jam, in specialty markets, or orange blossom jam online); you want the variety that actually has small candied petals.

    Method

    Prepare Ahead

    It can be prepared early in the day. Serve the same day as described.