Thursday, May 28, 2009

Eish El-Saraya Recipe


If you like Lebanese dessert recipes, you should try Eish El-Saraya, it's a great oriental dish.

Preparation time : 20 minutes
Cooking time : 35 minutes

Ingredients
  • 10 slices toast bread, crust removed
  • 2 cups sugar or 400 g
  • 3 cups water or 750 ml
  • 2 tea bags
  • 1 small cinnamon stick
  • 1 bay leaf
  • For the filling:
  • 1 tin NESTLÉ® Cream or 170 g
  • 2 cups milk or 500 ml
  • 1/3 cup corn flour or 40 g
  • 1 tablespoon blossom water
Preparation
  • Place toast bread pulps slices in an oven tray and bake in a 200˚C preheated oven for 10-15 minutes until toasted and its color changes to golden.
  • Place sugar in a large saucepan and stir constantly over a medium heat until sugar changes to light caramel then add in water, tea bags, cinnamon stick and bay leaf. Bring to boil and simmer for 3 minutes. Strain and set aside.
  • Add the toasted bread slices into the prepared hot syrup and stir well until bread is mashed and absorbed all the syrup. Keep aside to cool to room temperature.
  • Meanwhile, add NESTLÉ® Cream , milk and corn flour to a large saucepan, bring to boil with constant stirring then simmer for 1-2 minutes or until sauce thickens. Remove from heat and stir with orange blossom water. Allow to cool at room temperature. (Cover with cling film to avoid the top drying up).
  • Spread the bread mixture evenly over a large platter.
  • Stir the cooled cream well until very smooth and spread it evenly over the bread mixture.
Serving tips : Sprinkle the top with crushed pistachio and toasted almond slices and decorate with orange blossom in syrup.

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