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    Bourtaka Muhallabieh (Orange Custard With Caramel)

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    bluemoon downunder's Note:

    A Lebanese Orange Custard with Caramel, which I'm posting for the 2005 Zaar World Tour, adapted from a recipe in from the Bay Books' publication: 'The Best of Lebanese and Middle Eastern Cooking'. This dessert can be eaten warm or chilled.

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    1. 1
      Beat the eggs and sugar lightly in the top of a double boiler, add the salt and heated milk, while stirring continuously.
    2. 2
      Place the pan over hot water and stir until the custard thickens.
    3. 3
      Remove the pan from the heat and place it over cold water to cool the custard.
    4. 4
      Flavour the custard with vanilla.
    5. 5
      Arrange the orange slices in a shallow glass dish and when the custard is cold pour it over the orange slices.
    6. 6
      In a heavy-based pan, heat the sugar until it has melted but not browned and then slowly add the hot water and orange zest; stir and cook for 1 minute, then pour over the top of the custard.

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    Nutritional Facts for Bourtaka Muhallabieh (Orange Custard With Caramel)

    Serving Size: 1 (332 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 245.5
    Calories from Fat 93
    Total Fat 10.3 g
    Saturated Fat 4.9 g
    Cholesterol 269.9 mg
    Sodium 99.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 31.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.2 g
    Sugars 21.2 g
    Protein 8.7 g

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