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    Ishtah Bil Aasil

    Ishtah Bil Aasil. Photo by chef FIFI

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    25 mins

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    chef FIFI's Note:

    This recipe can also be reffered to as Kishtah Bil Aasil, which means cream in honey. My husband loves this dessert and is enjoyed in the Palestinian/Jordanian region and perhaps in other parts of the Middle East. *Cooking time does not include cooling time*. I used to use "kanafah coloring" bought at any middle eastern grocers to color the aasil, but food color works the same.

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    • 1 2/3 cups water
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1 tablespoon honey
    • red food coloring (as many drops needed to achieve a nice red color as pictured)



    1. 1
      Combine all the ingredients in a small pot to make the aasil, let boil for about 7 minutes. Sit aside let cool.
    2. 2
      To make Ishtah:.
    3. 3
      In a cup filled with 1/2 cup cold water add the above amount of cornstarch.
    4. 4
      Stir well.
    5. 5
      Place 3 cups into a medium pot and add the cornstarch/water mixture to the cold milk and stir well.
    6. 6
      Add vanilla.
    7. 7
      Stir frequently and let milk come to a boil.
    8. 8
      Let milk boil on low until very thick, but pay very careful attention that milk doesnt scorch all the time it is on the stove.
    9. 9
      Spoon the pudding like cream into small bowls.
    10. 10
      Let cool.
    11. 11
      Then place in the refridegerator until firm, approximately 1 1/2 hours.
    12. 12
      Before serving spoon the aasil over it, about 2-3 Tbsp or more if desired.
    13. 13

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 01, 2008


      This dessert is very easy to make - it is only for those who have a sweet tooth, though ! I found it way to sweet for my taste, but the kids liked it.

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    Nutritional Facts for Ishtah Bil Aasil

    Serving Size: 1 (386 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 805.5
    Calories from Fat 120
    Total Fat 13.4 g
    Saturated Fat 8.3 g
    Cholesterol 51.2 mg
    Sodium 188.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 162.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
    Sugars 108.5 g
    Protein 12.1 g

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