Bulgur Pudding With Honey and Dates

Total Time
15mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

From: "Whole Grains Every Day, Every Way" by Lorna Sass. Adapted from a Jewish dessert. "It is a Sephardic pudding (alternately called prehito, moustrahana, and belila) that is common among the Jews of Turkey, who serve it to celebrate the fall holiday of Sukkot." "This dessert cooks in a flash and can be served warm or chilled. Leftovers make a delicious breakfast."

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine the bulgur and 2 cups of water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce the heat to medium, and cook uncovered, stirring frequently, until the water is absorbed, 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in the milk, 1/4 cup of honey, cinnamon, ginger, and salt. Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and continue cooking, uncovered, at a gentle boil, stirring occasionally, until the mixture develops the consistency of porridge, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the walnuts, dates, and currants.
  4. Sweeten with additional honey, if desired.
  5. Serve warm in bowls.
  6. Top with a scoop of ice cream, if you wish.
  7. Options:
  8. Bulgur-Date Pudding Cake:
  9. Pour the hot pudding into a buttered 8-9 inch square pan.
  10. Cool it to room temperature.
  11. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  12. Cut the pudding into 6 or 9 portions and set them on plates.
  13. Hazelnut-Fig Pudding:.
  14. Use hazelnuts instead of walnuts and figs instead of dates.
Most Helpful

5 5

This recipe is quick, easy and delicious! I also modified this recipe to include soy milk and pecans. All of the various options given by "Engrossed" sound delicious! I need more BULGUR!! Thanks for all of your yummy recipes.

5 5

It was super easy and a very nice change for dessert. We preferred it chilled and it was even better then next day.

5 5

I love this and my grandchildren love this! I have a 5 gallon bucket of bulghur(don't ask) and this recipe is more than welcome in my slim repetoire of recipes using bulghur. I used soy milk instead of dairy and pecans instead of walnuts and sultanas instead of dark raisins and it was just wonderful. Thank you.