Monday, April 16, 2012

Almond Pudding (Keşkül)

I've looked almost every supermarket in Sarajevo for ground almonds but unfortunately I wasn't able to find until my birthday last week. I think it's because Bosnian people usually buy almonds and grind them at home if there is any need for the ground ones. Since they don't have many recipes calling for ground almonds, it's quite difficult to find ground almonds on the shelves. Even when you find them, they are the products from Germany or some neighboring countries. Anyway, I've been looking for ground almonds to make 'keskul' which is basically a milk pudding with ground almonds in it. It's an Ottoman specialty that people in Turkey still enjoy making and eating. When you look at the ingredients, you'll see how simple it is to make. 

750 ml milk
35 gr rice flour
120 gr sugar
25-50 gr ground almonds 

1. In a small bowl, mix rice flour, almonds, sugar, and make sure there are no lumps.  
2. Add this mixture to the milk. Bring to boil over low heat stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, always in the same direction.  
3. When you see the bubbles keep stirring for another 3-5 minutes.
4. Remove from heat and set aside. Pour into serving cups and let it cool down. Refrigerate after 1-2 hours. Serve cold. 

7. Garnish with nuts and spices. You could use cinnamon, flaked coconuts, almonds, pistachios, or even fresh fruits like strawberries etc. 

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