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Kashtaleieh In the Oven

  • Yield : 6 small dish
  • Servings : 6
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  • • 6 cups of milk.
  • • 1 cup of Egyptian rice.
  • • 2 cups of fine cake.
  • • 1 cup of butter.
  • • 1/4 a cup of blossom water.
  • • 4 small pieces of Arabic mastic.
  • The syrup: • 5 cups of sugar.
  • • 2 cups of water.
  • • 1/4 a cup of blossom water.
  • • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice.


Step 1

• Filter the rice and wash it many times, then immerse it with hot water for 3 hours.

Step 2

• Filter the rice and make rice fine by pounding or mashing it (with blender).

Step 3

• Put milk in a pot on heat.

Step 4

• Add fine grinded rice to the milk gradually and stir continuously with a wooden spoon.

Step 5

• Leave the milk and rice mix on heat for 30 minutes approximately with continuous flipping to avoid adhesion of it with the pot bottom.

Step 6

• When the rice melts totally and the milk becomes solid, pound mastic with a tablespoon of sugar to be fine.

Step 7

• Add mastic to the milk and flip for 3 minutes approximately, then raise it from the heat and set it aside.

Step 8

• Paint a tray with a size of 25×45 cm that has a short edge with 1/2 a cup of butter.

Step 9

• Then, sprinkle a cup of grinded cake on the tray until it covers all the bottom of the tray.

Step 10

• Pour milk on the cake carefully with a tablespoon until the milk covers cake and until kashtaleieh thickness becomes about 1.5 cm.

Step 11

• Wet the spoon a little and smoothen the surface of milk until it becomes equal.

Step 12

• Sprinkle the remaining cake cup on kashtaleieh equally, then pour 2 tablespoons of melted butter on it.

Step 13

• Put the tray in a hot oven for 10 minutes only, then leave it to cool.

Step 14

• Cut kashtaleieh into squares (as needed) and pour syrup on it, then serve it warm or cold.

Step 15

The syrup: • Put water and sugar on a medium heat and stir until the sugar melts, then add blossom water and lemon juice ,and then leave the syrup to cool.

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