Travelling Turkey

Noah's Pudding (Aşure)

Yesterday our lovely neighbour dropped over with a large bowl
f Aşure (Noah’s pudding).

This delicious dessert of grains, pulses, dried fruit, topped with pomegranate kernels and cinnamon is probably one of Turkey’s most famous dessert.

In anecdotal history, it is claimed that when Noah’s Ark came to rest on Mount Ararat Turkey, Noah’s family celebrated with a special dish. Since supplies were nearly exhausted, what was left (primarily grains and dried fruits) was cooked together to form a pudding.

Today Aşure is prepared by cooking up to 12 or more ingredients, with special prayers for health, healing and spiritual nourishment. It is also the traditional dessert served on the 10th day of the Muslim month Muharrem, the first month of the Islamic calendar.

Traditionally, Aşure is made in large quantities and shared with friends, relatives and neighbours. Aşure can be eaten warm, room temperature and cold.

Simply irresistible !!