Layali Lubnan (Lebanese Nights)

5 from 3 votes

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Layali Lubnan, translated to Lebanese Nights is a very popular dessert throughout the Middle East. It is a milk based semolina (rava/ suji) pudding that is topped with fragranced orange blossom water cream. Here I have replaced the orange blossom water with a lightly brewed white tea.
Prep Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Served AsDesserts
CuisineArabian
Servings 4
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Ingredients
  

  • Milk full cream - 2 cups
  • Semolina rava or suji - 1 tablespoon
  • Sugar - 2 tablespoons
  • Rose water - 1 tablespoon
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Whipping cream powder - 1/2 cup
  • Water - 1/2 cup
  • White tea leaves - 1 teaspoon
  • Pistachios chopped or powdered - 2 to 3 teaspoons
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Instructions
 

  • Start by making the tea infused water, to make heat the water in a pan till it reaches a rolling boil, switch off the flame and add in the tea leaves.
  • Allow to infuse for 3 minutes then drain off the tea leaves and reserved the prepared tea water in a cup with a pouring lip, refrigerate this water till cool.
    Layali Lubnan (Lebanese Nights) - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Now to make the bottom layer of the pudding, heat the milk in a saucepan over medium low heat.
    Layali Lubnan (Lebanese Nights) - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Add in semolina that has been soaked in water for 30 mins
    Layali Lubnan (Lebanese Nights) - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Add in the sugar.
    Layali Lubnan (Lebanese Nights) - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • and the rose water
    Layali Lubnan (Lebanese Nights) - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Heat the mixture over medium high heat and keep stirring it with a wooden spoon or a whisk for about 10 minutes or until it get thick
    Layali Lubnan (Lebanese Nights) - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Switch off the flame when a custard consistency is achieved (this took me about 20 mins)
    Layali Lubnan (Lebanese Nights) - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Pour the thick mixture, spread it in a tray or in individuate ramekins and tap on it's surface with a wet spatula to have a smooth surface. Put it in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes
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  • Prepare the cream topping by mixing the cream powder with the prepared tea water till soft peaks are formed.
    Layali Lubnan (Lebanese Nights) - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Add in the tea water slowly and keep whisking.
    Layali Lubnan (Lebanese Nights) - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Take out the prepared semolina pots from the refrigerator and spread or pipe the thick cream on top evenly. Put back into the refrigerator for 1-3 hours.
  • Decorate with the crushed pistachios and serve cold.

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