Little Pots of Mastic Muhallabia

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Preparation info

  • Makes approximately

    12–16 little

    pots, depending on size

    Appears in

    Spirit & Spice

    By Ghillie Basan

    Published 2019

    • About

    I love this silky traditional milk pudding, which you can enjoy throughout Turkey, the Middle East, and North Africa. The word ‘muhallabia’ comes from the Arabic for milk, ‘halib’, and the chilled pudding is traditionally flavoured with rose water, orange blossom water, cardamom or mastic, the aromatic gum of a tree from the pistachio family. Each of these flavours can be used to pair the dish with different whiskies but I usually choose the unique resinous taste of mastic with its slight c