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5:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Yaseen Jawad (oh_my_foodness) presents Layali Lubnan (layers of sweet custard with pistachios and syrup)
For the semolina base:
2 1/2 cups milk
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup semolina
1 teaspoon each rose and blossom water.
Pinch of mastic
For the custard layer:
1 1/2 cups milk
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon each rose and blossom water
Pinch of mastic (crush with sugar)
Puck cream in a can (optional)
Crushed pistachio and simple syrup to garnish
Yaseen Jawad is an Engineer by day and a home chef by night. Born and raised in Michigan with roots from Sierra Leone, Yaseen makes everything from traditional middle eastern and African dishes to the latest trending recipes on social media. He strives not only to make his recipes tasty but to make them foolproof so that even beginners won’t feel intimidated when entering the kitchen. Yaseen owes his kitchen successes to his mom for teaching him everything there is to know and especially for handing down their favorite Middle Eastern and African recipes to share with the world. Yaseen loves cooking for his wife as she is his biggest critic and thanks her for the constant love and support to push him through new culinary boundaries. He showcases his love for cooking on his Instagram page @oh_my_foodness.
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