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A traditional arabic dessert. Sweet, creamy, and delicious, known as Layali Lubnan (Lebanon Nights).
Nevertheless, it’s not only a delicious dessert, but it’s healthy too. My kids like to eat it as breakfast, haha, I guess we all do….
It’s a cold farina wheat pudding, or you can use the fine semolina, cooked with milk and cream, flavored with arabic most favourite flavors; mastic gum, rose water and blossom water. If you don’t like the flavors, you can add the vanilla.
Topped with whipping cream and any kind of chopped nuts, but the traditional with the pistachio. I added up some fruits on the top, you can use any kind you like, or may be you serve it without.
Drizzle the top with some sugar syrup. If you don’t like the sugar syrup you can substitute with the honey.
Friends and family gatherings most lovely dessert, you can also serve it in an individual small dishes, and top it with different topping as you prefer.
You can find most of the ingredients in the middle eastern stores, the Nestle table cream some times find it at Wal-Mart Supermarket in the hispanic section.

Farina Pudding Pie (Layali Lubnan).

1\2 cup farina wheat or fine semolina
2 1\2 cups milk
1\2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1\4 teaspoon finely ground mastic gum
1 cup liquid cream or nestle table cream
1 tablespoon rose water
1 tablespoon blossom water

for the topping

whipping cream, whipped
pistachio nuts, coarsely chopped
fruits of any you like, I used strawberries and bananas
honey or blossom favored sugar syrup(recipe follow)

In a saucepan, on medium heat, place the farina, milk, sugar, mastic gum, and an egg. Beat together,and stir to boil.
Lower the heat, stirring vigorously until it starts to thickens. Add the nestle cream, stir, keep it on the heat for a couple more minutes
Remove the saucepan from the heat; add rose water and orange blossom water. Stir and pour over a large serving plate or individual bowls. Set aside until it cools.

Decorate with the whipped cream all over the top then sprinkle with pistachio and your favorite fruit, with some drizzles of honey or sugar syrup on the top.
Enjoy with your kids any time.

for the sugar syrup

1 cup water
1\2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon blossom water
1 teaspoon lemon juice with the lemon peel
1 tablespoon corn syrup

Put all together in a sauce pan except for the lemon juice and the peel, bring to boil, lower the heat, after 10 min add the lemon juice and the peel, let boil for a couple of minutes more, turn it of.