Monday, September 5, 2011

Arabic Gum Flavoured Sweet Mash - Khabisa

5 cups water
1 cup starch
1 1/2 cup sugar
Arabic gum (six or seven grains)
200 g walnuts
2 tablespoon orange blossom water

Wash the walnuts in hot water and drain.
Mix the five cups of water with one cup starch in a bowl until it melts completely, pass in a strainer to avoid clumps and add to saucepan over medium heat. Continue to stir to avoid lumps. When the mixture starts turning from white to a transparent color, then add sugar and mix well quickly, continue to stir over medium heat for 40 minutes. Grind Arabic gum and add to the mash, add orange blossom water and leave five minutes to boil.
The mixture is poured in large dish and placed in the fridge, served cold it is cut into squares.