Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is a Lebanese recipe, but it's enjoyed through out the middle east. Its a nice mix between a semolina pudding and a creamy topping. Most people top with nuts, but I like it better with toasted coconut. You be the judge. * Note: Nestle cream comes in a can and can be found usually at middle eastern or hispanic stores, if you cannot find it, just omit it, if will not effect the end result drastically.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Bottom Layer

  • 4 cups milk
  • 34 cup farina (or the finer semolina or smeed)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Cream Layer

  • 8 ounces whipped cream (extra creamy)
  • 5 ounces Nestle cream
  • Attar(Syrup)

  • 1 12 cups water
  • 1 12 cups sugar
  • Garnish

  • toasted coconut


  1. Make the attar ahead of time.
  2. Combine the water and sugar in a small pot and bring to a boil, let boil for about 3 minutes and set aside.
  3. Combine the whip cream with the nestle cream, gentle folding in, then once well combined put it back into the refridgerator.
  4. Pour 4 cups of milk into a medium pot, add vanilla and sugar.
  5. Bring to a boil, and add farina very slowly while stirring, so to avoid clumps.
  6. Stir while milk and farina cooks, which will take about 5 minutes.
  7. Place into small bowls, and let cool.
  8. Once cooled, pour about 2 -3 tablespoons of syrup on top of pudding.
  9. Then spoon about 2-3 heaping tablespoons of whip cream mix onto pudding evenly.
  10. Then top with toasted coconut.
  11. You can enjoy it then or place in the fridge for later.