Our Arabic Flavor recipe for the month of September was Mamounia, a wonderful Syrian dessert that comes from the city of Aleppo.
Mamounia is a smooth and velvety semolina pudding that is usually topped with cinnamon and nuts and it is served with string cheese, cream and pita bread. I know the idea of combining pudding with bread and cheese may seem odd at first but keep in mind that this is a breakfast dish in Syria. The mamounia pudding is served early in the morning to provide a sweet start of the day that will give you rnough energy to sustain you all day long. While the cheese and the bread are added to balance the sweetness of the mamounia.
That being said, I have never eaten mamonia for breakfast. I usually serve it as a dessert topped with chopped pistachio but you can use any nuts…
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