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Kashta: Rich creamy pudding used to stuff knaffe or atayef.

January 6, 2011 by  
Filed under Middle Eastern

Recipe: Kashta (قشطة): Rich creamy pudding used to stuff knaffe or atayef.

Summary: Kashta is very popular creamy pudding in the middle east. It can be eaten with some honey or attar, or stuffing for atayef and other desserts.


  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons smeed or farina
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon orange blossom water
  • 1 tablespoon rose water


  1. Combine half and half, cream, smeed and cornstarch over medium heat.
  2. Bring to the boil and don’t stop whisking.
  3. Let it cool, than add both orange blossom water and rose water.
  4. You can serve with some honey or attar on top. Or can be used to stuff Atayef and knafi.

Cooking time (duration): 15 minutes

Culinary tradition: Middle Eastern

My rating: 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 1 review(s)

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