Semolina Butter Pudding

Halawit Smeed


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Appears in

The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey

The Gaza Kitchen

By Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt

Published 2021

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A simple and delicious winter treat. In other parts of Palestine, the hot pudding is topped with desalted Nabulsi cheese



Prepare the syrup and keep it warm.

Next, melt the butter in a skillet. Add the semolina, stirring continuously on medium heat until the semolina is deeply golden brown. Pay careful attention; it will brown very suddenly. Lower the heat and gradually add the warm syrup while mixing vigorously for about 30 seconds. It will be absorbed very quickly. The syrup will splatter, so take care.<