dessert

Rice Pudding رز باللبن

This is a popular dessert in Egypt.

Variation can include adding raisins, shredded coconuts, various nuts, or even a scoop of ice cream on top.

Servings:

Preparation Time: 0.75 hours

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons rice
2 cups milk
6 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Cinnamon & nuts

Cooking Instructions:

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Belila بليلة

Notes

Belila is a popular desert in Egypt. It is also used as a breakfast, much like porridge in England.

Servings:

Preparation Time: 6 hours

Ingredients

2 cups wheat
4 tablespoons sugar
Cinnamon, coconut

Cooking Instructions

Wash wheat and put in deep pan, pour water till it covers 3/4 of the pan.
Cook on minimum for 6 hours until it becomes tender.
Sweeten with sugar and serve.
Optionally add milk, sprinkle some cinnamon and coconut on top.

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Konafa with cream كنافة بالكريمة

Notes

Konafa is made of a very thin half cooked pastry. The closest in North America would be vermicelli or Angel hair.

Konafa can be found in some Middle Eastern groceries.

In Turkey and Greece, the name Kataifi is used for what Egyptian call Konafa, while Katayef is another different Egyptian desert.

Servings: 7

Preparation Time: 1 hours

Ingredients

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Vermicelli with sugar شعرية بالسكر

Notes:

Vermicelli can be made into a rice or pasta substitute, or side dish. This recipe however, makes it a dessert.

Servings: 4

Preparation Time: 0.25 hours

Ingredients

1/2 pack vermicelli
2 cups water.
Vegetable oil.
5 tablespoons sugar.

Cooking Instructions

In a deep pan, heat oil then add vemicelli and stir till golden brown.
Dissolve sugar in water.
Add the water to vermicelli.
Leave on medium heat till water is absorbed.
Serve hot or cold.

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Basbousa بسبوسة

Notes:

This is a popular Egyptian desert.

Servings: 24

Preparation Time: 0.5 hours

Ingredients

3 cups semolina (or Cream of wheat)
1 cup sugar
1 cup coconut
1 cup yogurt
1 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoons baking soda
blanched almonds or hazelnuts (filberts) .
2 cups sugar
1 1/3 cups water
5 drops fresh lemon juice

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