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Lebanese Halawet El Jibn

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This is one of the best cheese recipes I have ever come across.
  Mozzarella slice 3 Cup (48 tbs), soaked in water
  Semolina 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Farina 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sweet cream butter stick 1⁄2
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Rose water 1 Tablespoon
  Orange blossom water 1 Tablespoon
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Ground pistachio 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Ashta pudding 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Simple syrup 1 Cup (16 tbs)

In a large pot, on medium heat, combine water and sugar and stir until dissolved. Add lemon juice, rose water and orange blossom water and let boil until thick like a syrup. In a saucepan melt butter on medium heat and then add farina and semolina and cook for 2 minutes, then add to syrup and pot and let cook for 2 minutes. Next add the mozzarella to the pot and stir vigorously with a wooden spoon until cheese is melted and well combined with the farina/syrup mix. Immediately pour cheese onto a flat surface or baking sheet that is coated with simple syrup, thin the cheese out with a spoon or with a marble rolling pin until it is 1/8 inch thick and then let cool completely. Cut cheese into 3 or 4 inch squares, fill with custard and roll up, place on a plate and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. When ready to serve, top with ground pistachio and simple syrup.

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Cheese, Milk Product
Looking for a unique dessert recipe for your party? Here is a video that will make your task much easy. The chef here makes a Lebanese halawet el jibn, a fabulous sweet cheese dessert with farina, pistachios and ashta pudding. This video is simply incredible to amaze your guests!

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