‘Slabs of Thick Cream’ (Clotted Cream)

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Appears in
Delights from the Garden of Eden

By Nawal Nasrallah

Published 2019

  • About

Geymer is the solidified thickest layer of cream from buffalo or cow’s milk which has been heated, cooled, and then skimmed off. I have called it ‘slabs of cream’ because the cream layer at the top is taken in one flat piece, and cut as needed. In the medieval Islamic world there was mention of biraaf, which on investigation turned out to be the prototype of our modern geymer. Biraaf is a Persian loan word which means ‘snow,’ or as ‘white as snow’. In the anonymo