Sweet Saffron Custard with Rose water

Serves 4

This dessert combines crunchy almond pieces with creamy custard.  I learned from my Global Table dinner people either love or hate the contrast of texture. Enjoy with hot tea.

Ingredients:

3/4 cup ground almonds
2.5 cups milk
1/4 cup sugar
1 Tbsp butter
1/8 cup semolina
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp rose water
pinch saffron, crushed

slivered almonds & cinnamon – garnish

Method:

1. Heat ground almonds with milk and sugar. Bring to a boil, to infuse the almond flavor into the milk. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

2. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, toast semolina in butter, stirring for a few minutes.

3. Add milk mixture to semolina in a smooth, steady stream. Simmer, uncovered for about 15-20 minutes or until thickened like pudding. Add saffron and cinnamon.

NOTE: If you let this boil by accident, the bubbles are like volcanos. The lava pudding can give quite a burn. Don’t ask me how I know…

4. Stir in the cinnamon, rosewater, and saffron.  Spoon into dessert bowls and refrigerate. Garnish with slivered almonds.

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This dessert combines crunchy almond pieces with creamy custard. I learned from my Global Table dinner people either love or hate the contrast of texture. Enjoy with hot tea.Sweet Saffron Custard with Rosewater
Servings
4
Servings
4
Ingredients
Garnish:
Instructions
  1. Heat ground almonds with milk and sugar. Bring to a boil, to infuse the almond flavor into the milk. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, toast semolina in butter, stirring for a few minutes.
  3. Add milk mixture to semolina in a smooth, steady stream. Simmer, uncovered for about 15-20 minutes or until thickened like pudding. Add saffron and cinnamon.
  4. NOTE: If you let this boil by accident, the bubbles are like volcanoes. The lava pudding can give quite a burn. Don’t ask me how I know…
  5. Stir in the cinnamon, rosewater, and saffron. Spoon into dessert bowls and refrigerate. Garnish with slivered almonds."
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Recipe Copyright Sasha Martin, Global Table Adventure. For personal or educational use only.

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