The month of Ramadan is the month in which the Quran was sent down,
a guidance for the people, and clear verses of guidance and criterion.
[Quran: Chapter 2:183]


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Iftar Recipes | Lebanese Dessert Aysh Al Saraya

Today we feature an iftar recipe from Lebanon. It is a popular and easy to make home-made dessert in Lebanon during Ramadan.

Iftar Recipe
Aysh Al Saraya from Lebanon

Lebanon is known for its delicious and mouthwatering deserts and this recipe is Beirut’s favorite. Extremely tasty and ideal for a quick yet appetizing sweet, this is only one of the approaches to making this Lebanese delight.


The base:
1 packet of white sliced bread

Sugar Syrup:
2 cups of caster sugar
1 cup of water
1 tablespoons of lemon juice
2 tablespoons of Rose water and blossom water

Cream Mixture:
1 cup of whipping Cream
2 Cups of full fat milk
3 tablespoons of corn flour
4 tablespoons of caster sugar
2 tablespoons of rose water and blossom water

Top Layer:
100g Pistachios (chopped coarsely)


1) Start your desert with the base, remove the hard edges of the sliced white bread and leave the core of the bread to fill the first layer of your Pyrex tray.

2) Then start preparing the sugar syrup, start it by boiling a cup of water with 2 cups of sugar stirring occasionally until it boils then add the lemon juice, blossom and rose water and use half of the syrup to cover the layer of bread until they are completely saturated with the syrup and leave the rest for the serving if desired.

3) Prepare the second layer with the cream mixture: start by mixing the corn flour with the milk until the corn flour completely dissolves then add the sugar, blossom water and rose water and stir at a low temperature until the mixture thickens.

4) Put it aside and quickly add the whipping cream and don’t stop mixing until they combine then empty the mixture on top of the first layer of bread and syrup leave it to cool in the fridge for thirty minutes and then sprinkle the delicious pistachios.

Try this Iftar Recipe Today!

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