MASTIC GUM & KATAIFI PUDDING
This is my latest favorite. Mustic gum adds to the pudding a very special flavor.
- 5 cups of whole milk
- 3/4 cup of heavy whipping cream
- 1+1/2 cups of flour
- 1+1/4 cups of granulated sugar
- 3 large piece of mastic gum
- 1/2 lb of kataifi
- 1 cup of coarsely chopped walnut
- 3 tbsp of granulated sugar
- 3 tbsp of salted butter
In a large sauce pan, take flour, sugar, milk and mastic gum for the pudding and whisk. Add 5 cups of milk and turn the heat on high. Stir constantly until it starts to bubble. Turn the heat off and set aside until it is in room temperature.
Meanwhile, melt butter in a large pot over high heat. Stir constantly until it starts to change its color to the pink. Add walnut and continue to stir until it is light brown. Add sugar and stir until it is brown.Turn the heat off and take the kataifi in a cookie sheet and cool it down.
Add heavy whipping cream into pudding and mix it with a mixer for 5 minutes.
In a rectangular pyrex, layer the first half of kataifi covering the bottom all over. Spoon the pudding over.Layer the second half of kataifi covering the pudding all over.Cover with plastic wrap and take it in the refrigerator until it is cold.