Mahalabiya (مهلبية)- Egyptian Milk Custard

This is a traditional Egyptian dessert that can be made in minutes.

For two servings you will need:

2 cups full cream milk

1/4 cup cornstarch

1/4 cup sugar (or to taste)

3 tablespoons rosewater (to taste) or vanilla flavouring, mastic etc

To make:

Bring milk to the boil with sugar and rose water in a saucepan, reduce heat to ensure that milk doesnt overflow.

Dissolve the cornstarch in seperate bowl with a few tablwspoons of hot milk until smooth.

Add to saucepan and whisk well. Cook on medium heat for a few minutes until thickened. Remember it will thicken once it cools, so once it ooks like a thin custard it should be ready. Adjust sugar to taste during cooking time.

Garnish with crushed nuts of your choice. Enjoy warm or chilled!

About these ads

One thought on “Mahalabiya (مهلبية)- Egyptian Milk Custard

  1. Pingback: Were there Jews at the North Pole? | SKNY Real Estate

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s