Recipe by UmmBinat
POSTED FOR RAMADAN TAG This popular mid-Anatolian family dessert is made with yogurt and walnuts and whatever else is at hand. Musa has embellished it by sautéeing walnuts, hazelnuts and dried mulberries or sour cherries in a French-inspired browned butter, but he still respects the recipe's homey quality. Recipe by Musa Dagdeviren on http://www.foodandwine.com NOTE: Grape molasses is available at Middle Eastern markets.
- 3 cups thick yogurt
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1⁄2 cup walnuts
- 3 tablespoons dried mulberries or 3 tablespoons sour cherries
- 3 tablespoons raisins
- 1 tablespoon hazelnuts
- 1 tablespoon blanched almond, coarsely chopped
- 1 tablespoon pine nuts
- 3 tablespoons tahini, at room temperature
- 3 tablespoons grape molasses
- 1 pinch cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon chopped pistachios
Directions See How It's Made
- Spoon half of the yogurt into 6 heatproof glasses.
- In a large skillet, melt 3 tablespoons of the butter.
- Add the walnuts, mulberries, raisins, hazelnuts, almonds and pine nuts and sauté over moderately high heat, shaking the pan, until the butter is sizzling and beginning to brown around the edges.
- Stir in the tahini and 2 tablespoons of the molasses.
- Spoon the mixture into the glasses; top with the remaining yogurt.
- Melt the remaining butter in the skillet. Stir in the remaining molasses and the cinnamon; drizzle over the yogurt.
- Sprinkle on the pistachios and serve.