- 60 g ground rice
- 3 tbsp cornflour
- pinches of salt
- 1.2 litres full-fat milk
- 85 g caster sugar
- 3 tbsp orange flower water
Method1. Mix the ground rice, cornflour and salt with a little of the milk to make a thin paste. Bring the rest of the milk to a boil in a heavy based saucepan.
2. Whisk the rice and cornflour paste into the hot milk. Simmer very gently, stirring constantly, for about 20 minutes until very thick, taking care not to let the mixture stick and burn on the base of the pan. Remove from the heat and stir in the sugar and orange blossom water.
3. Pour the mixture into a large glass bowl, or 6 individual dessert bowls and chill well.
4. Just before serving, drizzle a little honey over the muhallabia. Decorate with nuts and serve.
NB If you want to serve a parev version, Linda Dangoor, in her book Flavours of Babylon, substitutes almond milk for full-fat milk.