Mamouniyeh is a delicious, sweet semolina pudding that's warm and velvety. This Syrian dish makes the perfect comfort breakfast or traditional dessert.
- 1 cup semolina
- 1/4 cup ghee (or butter)
- 4-5 cups water (and/or milk)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon orange blossom water
For the Topping (Your Choice Of):
- 1/2 cup nuts of choice (pistachio, almonds, and/or pine nuts)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- string cheese
- Melt 1 tablespoon of ghee/butter in a pan and toast the nuts until golden brown. Transfer to a bowl or plate and set aside for the topping.
- In a medium-sized pot, add the sugar, water, and orange blossom water and dissolve the sugar in medium-high heat. Once the sugar dissolves and starts bubbling, immediately lower the heat. Let it sit while you toast the semolina.
- In the same pan you used to toast the nuts, melt the remaining 1/4 cup of ghee/butter. Once it's melted, add the semolina and stir continuously until golden brown. It should take on a caramel color.
- Once your semolina takes on a nice color, add it to the pot where your sugar-water mixture is sitting and turn the heat back up to medium-high. You'll want to stir constantly as to not get any lumps. This should take around 7-8 minutes.
- As soon as your pudding thickens, pour immediately into a big bowl or into smaller individual bowls.
- Garnish with nuts, cream, or cheese.
- Serve warm.
- As it cools, the pudding will thicken and take the shape of anything you put it in.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Middle Eastern
- Serving Size: 1 bowl
- Calories: 368
- Sugar: 33.9 g
- Sodium: 77 mg
- Fat: 14.7 g
- Saturated Fat: 6.1 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 8.6 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 56.5 g
- Fiber: 2.1 g
- Protein: 5.5 g
- Cholesterol: 22 mg
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