Asure / Ashure (Noah’s Ark Pudding)

Dessert from Constantinople

INGREDIENTS:

  • Wheat – 1 1/2 cup
  • Rice flour – 3 tablespoons melted in water
  • Almonds – 1 cup crushed
  • Golden raisins – 1 cup
  • Black raisins – 3 tablespoons
  • Sugar – 2 cups
  • Dried apricots – 7 cut in pieces
  • Dried figs – 7 cut in pieces
  • Walnuts – 1 cup crushed
  • Cloves – 2-3
  • Water – about 8 cups
  • Rose Water – 3 tbsp
  • Pomegranate – 1 for the decoration

METHOD:

  1. From the previous night wash the wheat, soak in water until wheat is covered and let till the morning . In the morning boil until tender in that same water, adding another 8 glasses of water (it will need about 30 minutes in the cooker).
  2. Add the almonds, apricots, walnuts, black raisins, the golden raisins and cloves. Boil for 10 minutes and add the melted rice flour, sugar, figs and cook for another 10 minutes.
  3. Finally add rosewater, stir and remove pot from heat (depending on how thick you would like it to be).
  4. Fill your serving bowls and leave to cool.
  5. When served decorate with the extra walnuts or almonds or pomegranate and cinnamon.
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