Lebanese Clotted Cream

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      10 min

Appears in
The Jewelled Kitchen

By Bethany Kehdy

Published 2013

  • About

Ashta (to skim) is the Lebanese clotted cream and adds a delicious finish to many desserts.


  • 1 tbsp cornflour/cornstarch
  • 250 ml/9 fl oz/generous 1


  1. Put the cornflour/cornstarch in a small bowl, add 1 tablespoon water and stir until completely smooth.
  2. Pour the cream into a heavy-based saucepan and heat over a medium heat until warm. Whisk in the cornflour/cornstarch mixture, stirring vigorously for 3–5 minutes until it thickens to the consistency of clotted cream, then remove from the heat and leave to cool