Rose Water and Cardamom Custard

Rose Water and Cardamom Custard created by Brenda.

A traditional custard eaten in Saudi and neighbouring Gulf countries.

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directions

  • Mix custard powder with 1/2 cup of milk until smooth.
  • Add 3.5 cups of milk, cardamom and sugar into a saucepan.
  • Bring to the boil on medium heat, stirring frequently as not to scorch.
  • Remove milk from heat.
  • Add in the custard powder slowly stirring all the time.
  • Place milk back onto heat stir constantly until smooth and custard has thickened (+ - 5 minutes).
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add rose water stir well.
  • Cool.
  • Add whipping cream and mix well.
  • Place in a bowl and sprinkle with ground pistachios.
  • Serve chilled.
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  1. Elmotoo
    Please don't laugh...this was 1/2 gone before it got to the fridge. :O I used 5TB cornstarch & 1TB vanilla powder. IT WAS SOOOO DELICIOUS!! I'm one who craves rosewater. ;) Next time I will try 6TB cornstarch because I think it was suposed to be thicker. The only disapointment was the next day it was like a milkshake. But still DELICIOUS so I put it in a glass & drank it. :) I was confused at first about why this was a custard (I hadn't heard of custard powder) - I would call this a pudding because to me custard = egg based. Regardless, this was simple, easy & fairly quick. It did take quite some time to chill but I had already eaten most of it by then anyway, lol. And it's fabulous still warm!! I'm making some more very soon. Thanks, lemoncurd!!!<br/><br/>NEW REVIEW!! I FOUND CUSTARD POWDER!!! I MADE IT PROPERLY!! Gosh, it was so long ago that I first made this. I have been looking forever searching under cardamom & pudding. I forgot that 'custard' is in the title not pudding. GAH. I found it when adding recipes for the Go to Saudi Arabia! segment of the regional excursions around the NA/ME Forum 6/13. Anyway, this is still the most fabulous, delicious pudding around. i *had* to share with dd. It did NOT separate in the fridge overnight. I'm so happy I found this recipe again!!
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  2. Nabiha
    What an interesting way of making an elegant dessert out of simple custard powder! I loved the way the flavors of cardamom and rose subtly stood out without being too overpowering. I love rose water so I used 3 tbsp. Another variation that we could use is adding fresh or dried rose petals to the milk along with the cardamom powder and sugar, bringing it to a boil and switching off the heat to let the flavor infuse for about 20 minutes or so before continuing with the other steps. I saw this being done once on an Arabic cookery show. Apparently this method gives a rich, aromatic rose fragrance to the custard. Thanks lemoncurd...this recipe will be added to mys list for dinner party desserts!
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  3. rosslare
    Lovely! I would increase amount of rosewater next time to intensify the lovely flavour, and use the whole tsp of cardamom.
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  4. Retro Kali
    This was really really good. I didn't have cardamom, so I used cinnamon instead. It was very rich. Delicious!
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  5. Brenda.
    Rose Water and Cardamom Custard Created by Brenda.
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