Wheat Pudding

Burbara

Preparation info

    • Difficulty

      Easy

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Classic Palestinian Cuisine

Classic Palestinian Cuisine

By Christiane Dabdoub Nasser

Published 2000

  • About

Marakat kameh, which literally translates as ‘wheat pudding’, is the old appellation for this spicy pudding that is more commonly referred to as burbara, after Saint Barbara whose feast falls on 4 December.

In Beit-Jala, a town near Bethlehem, it is customary to serve the strained wheat at funerals. Among the Armenian community this dessert, called Anush abur, is served for Christmas. It is often garnished with pomegranate seeds instead of the raisins.

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