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Mahalabia (Lebanese Cardamom Pudding)

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"This delicious Lebanese milk pudding is flavored with cardamom, which gives it a unique taste. If you cannot find cardamom extract, let a few crushed cardamom pods steep in the hot milk for several minutes until fragrant."
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3 h 55 m servings 212
Original recipe yields 5 servings


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  1. Combine 3/4 cup of the milk and cornstarch in a bowl and stir until smooth.
  2. Pour remaining milk into a pot and stir in sugar and cardamom extract. Heat over low heat, stirring until sugar is fully dissolved. Whisk in cornstarch mixture and simmer until thickened, 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Pour milk mixture into 5 ramekins, cover, and cool to room temperature. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours.
  4. Combine water, sugar, and vanilla seeds in a pot and bring to a boil over low heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Allow syrup to cool. Sprinkle each serving with pistachios and rose petals. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon syrup.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 212 calories; 4.8 38.2 4.6 8 42 Full nutrition

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It’s a great dessert but there are instructions missing from the recipe which is why you only get 4/5 stars. When making the first part, you need to bring it to a boil, the same way you would if...