Top 10 Sudanese Desserts

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Oct. 15, 2010


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Most of the Sudanese are crazy about the sweet taste, thats why they include sugar in most of their beverages and food items too. Most of the Sudanese traditional desserts are prepared using eggs and dairy products like yoghurt, lime juice, and exotic fruits. Here are some of the very popular Sudanese desserts.


Aseeda: This is the Sudanese version of polenta and is usually served with tasty tomato sauce called mullah. This is a form of porridge, which is served on all special occasions in Sudanese households. It is nutritious and filling because it is prepared from rye flour, and water. It is prepared and served during: the month of Ramadan, wedding celebrations, Fridays, and other religious holidays.


Madeeda Hilba: This is a traditional Sudanese porridge which is prepared from flour, milk and sugar is leavened with baking soda, and flavored with fenugreek. This fenugreek pudding is served during special occasions like weddings, Ramadan and other religious occasions.


Crème Caramela: Crème Caramela translates to caramel custard in English. Crème Caramela is Sudans traditional dessert, which is prepared from milk, sugar, butter, vanilla, and candied berries. This sweet is traditionally served towards the end of luncheons and dinners.


Peanut Macroons: This is a simple Sudanese dessert, which can be easily prepared using peanuts, egg white, salt, sugar and vanilla extracts. The French developed their version of macroon by adding chocolate in the recipe. This dessert can be served during tea time or on any occasion as per your wish.


Shaaria: This is a traditional Sudanese dessert which is prepared from boiling fried Pasta nests, sesame oil, sugar, salt, butter, or sultanas. You can replace sultanas with coconuts. This dessert is served during Ramadan season.


Basboosa: This dessert is commonly savored by all Middle Eastern people. Basically this is a semolina based cake which is soaked in lemon syrup. You need semolina flour, butter, sugar, yoghurt, eggs and baking powder to prepare the cake and sugar, water, vanilla, lemon and cinnamon sticks are needed to prepare the syrup. This dessert can be served during any special occasions.


Bishbosa: This is a traditional Sudanese semolina cake prepared from same ingredients as basboosa, but it doesnt uses eggs . You need semolina, castor sugar, yoghurt, desiccated coconut, margarine, baking powder, and lemon juice.  You can add berries to make it tastier.


Garaasa be Semna This is a classical Sudanese flatbread which is prepared using wheat flour, sultanas, butter and sugar. Garassa is more of a pancake than bread. It is prepared and served in same way as any common pancake, but the only difference is that it is flavored with fruits. You can replace sultanas with chopped dates, as per your taste preferences.


Baseema: This is a traditional Sudanese dessert prepared from eggs, sugar, butter, and yoghurt , flour and coconut. Baseema  is topped with lemon syrup. This batter based cake is usually served during festivals or regularly eaten as a part of food culture.


Basta: This is a simple Sudanese dessert prepared from peanuts, brown sugar, butter, phyllo pastry, castor sugar and lemon juice. You can serve this cake on all special occasions or during tea time.


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