Thursday, August 2, 2012

CRUNCHY KATAIFI WITH MILK PUDDING (MUHALLEBILI KADAYIF)

If you would like to try something different or amazingly refreshing, you should definitely try it. I am confident that you love it since it combines crunchiness of Kataifi (KADAYIF) with creaminess of milk pudding. This dessert is delicious, elegant and exotic.
  • Prep time: 25 minutes
  • Cook time: 25 minutes
  • Total time: 50 minutes
  • Servings: 6

Ingredients
  • 4 cup(s) of Milk (Whole, 2%, or Skim)
  • 3/4 cup(s) of Sugar
  • 1/2 cup(s) of All purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup(s) of Rice flour
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 1 tsp. of Vanilla
  • 8 ounce(s) of Kataifi
  • 2 tbsp. of Unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp. of Lemon zest (optional)
  • 1 Garnishing material
     (Depends on your preferences, you can add followings: fruits, mint, ice cream, whip cream, walnut, pistachio etc.)
Steps:

1. Preheat the oven 400 F.
2. Take 8 ounces of Kataifi and tear apart. Make a thin layer on an oven tray. Sprinkle 2 tsp of sugar, and add diced butter.
3. Put the tray into the oven, and bake it for 5-7 min, mix it at the end.
4. Then, turn on broil (leave the oven door open) and let Kataifi gets golden brown color (another 5-7 min). You have to watch it closely and mix it a couple time. You could also brown Kataifi on stove top in a wide sauté pan.

5. When it is golden brown, take it from the oven, and let it cool down.

6. Meantime, combine milk, flour, rice flour, ¾ cup sugar, egg yolk in a non-stick sauce pan, whisk till smooth.

7. In a medium heat, bring it to a boil stirring constantly. It will be thickened. This step takes about 10 min.

8.  Remove from the heat, add vanilla and lemon zest, and mix. Let it cool for a few minutes.

9.  Spoon about 1/3 cup of the pudding into individual small trifle dish. Layer about 2 tbsp Kataifi, and spoon another layer of pudding and top with 1.5 tbsp Kataifi (If you do not have an individual dish, you can use a 9 by 9-inch glass dish).

10. Let it chill and serve with your favorite garnish (fresh fruits; strawberry or raspberry, ice cream, whip cream, walnut, and pistachio etc.)

2 comments:

  1. I love this blog, everything is looking so yummy :)

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  2. I have not tried this one yet; Knowing you and your cooking style this one also will be delicious.

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