Recipe: Semolina Dessert - Maamuneeya

by Habeeb Salloum, Oct 1, 2006 | Destinations: Syria / Damascus

Serves 8

A speciality of Aleppo, maamuneeya is an excellent and simple to prepare tasty dessert.

4 tablespoons butter
1 cup semolina
1 cup milk
1 cup sugar
1 cup whipped cream
4 tablespoons crushed pistachio nuts

Melt butter in a saucepan, then stir-fry semolina until it turns light brown. Stir in milk, sugar; then stir-fry over medium heat, adding a little water at a time, for 10 minutes or until the semolina is cooked into a soft paste. Place on a platter then spread cream evenly over top. Sprinkle with pistachio; then serve warm.

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