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Layali Lubnan – Lebanese Nights

Layali Lubnan: A divine semolina dessert

The nicest compliment is always the wide eyes of the guests when you serve them the dessert. And the beauty of this semolina dessert with cream topping, pistachios and rose petals is not only its appearance, but also its name: “Layali Lubnan” – “Lebanese Nights”.

Imagine that:
It’s 28 °C, you’re sitting on the balcony in the evening and enjoying the cool breeze after a really hot day. You took all the time in the world for dinner. We had hummus, fresh pita breadaubergine creamtaboulé and freshly grilled chicken skewers. Pickled vegetables and delicious olives here and there. And afterwards?

Then take a small spoon and dip it into layers of sweet orange blossom sugar syrup, creamy mascarpone with rose water and aromatic semolina pudding with cardamom – all topped with crunchy pistachios.

A smile caresses your mouth and you think: “These are Lebanese nights”.

Recipe for Layali Lubnan

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 365


For the sugar syrup

For the semolina pudding

  • 50 g Soft wheat semolina
  • 300 ml Whole milk
  • 1,5 TBSP  Sugar
  • 1/2 TL  Cardamom  ground
  • 1 Pinch  Mahleb

For the cream

  • 120 g Mascarpone
  • 50 ml Cream
  • 1 TSP  Sugar
  • 1 TSP  Rose water

For garnishing

  • 25 g Pistachios  chopped



  • Put all the ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to the boil.
  • Simmer on medium heat for approx. 5 – 10 minutes and set aside to cool.

Semolina pudding

  • Heat the milk, sugar, cardamom and mahleb in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  • Then add the semolina while stirring and heat for approx. 3 – 5 minutes until the pudding throws small bubbles.
  • Divide the pudding between the dessert bowls and chill for approx. 15 minutes.


  • Mix all the ingredients together to make a velvety cream.

Layer and garnish the dessert

  • Spread the cream over the cooled semolina pudding.
  • Garnish with pistachios.
  • Drizzle with syrup.


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Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 217mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 756IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 155mg | Iron: 1mg

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