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Recipe: Noah's Ark

Updated: Mar 19, 2022

A traditional Turkish pudding which can be eaten warm or cold for dessert or even for breakfast. A healthy and delicious mix of pulses, nuts and dried fruits.


100 grams white beans

100 grams chickpeas

150 grams dried figs

200 grams dried apricots

100 grams black currants

100 grams sultanas

100 grams hazelnuts

100 grams walnuts

50 grams almonds

350 grams pearl barley (soaked overnight)

880 grams sugar

1 tablespoon cornflour

250 mls milk

5 cloves

1 tablespoon honey

Zest of one orange


Cook white beans and chickpeas separately until soft.

Soak dried vegetables with cloves in warm water.

Toast the nuts and crack into small pieces.

Rinse the barley - keep changing the water until it is clear.

Strain barley, then add 1.5 litre water into pot, add strained barley and cook for 40 minutes.

Add beans and chickpeas and simmer for another 10 minutes.

Stirring constantly, add all the nuts and dried fruits. Cook another 5 minutes.

Dilute the cornflour in the milk add to cooking mixture. Add cloves, honey and orange zest.

Simmer another 5 minutes until mixture thickens.

Divide the pudding into serving bowls and refrigerate for 2 hours.

Decorate the top of the pudding with fruits, nuts, cinnamon and pomegranate.

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