Muhalebi with orange blossom syrup

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Appears in
Orchards in the Oasis: Recipes, travel and memories

By Josceline Dimbleby

Published 2010

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I love the rose and orange blossom flavoured milky puddings of Turkey and the Middle East. I top my version of Muhalebi with an orange blossom flavoured syrup and chopped pistachios.


  • 25 g cornflour
  • 700 ml whole milk
  • 50 g


In a cup, blend the cornflour with 1 tablespoon of the milk to a smooth paste. Pour the remaining milk into a saucepan and bring almost to the boil. Briskly stir in the cornflour paste and bring to the boil, stirring constantly.

Simmer, stirring, for 2-3 minutes, then add the sugar and rose