Mahlabia – Moroccan orange blossom pudding

If you’re looking for an easy, light dessert, you’re in the right place! Today we’re going to show you the mahlabia a pudding of Moroccan and Egyptian tradition flavoured with orange blossom and sprinkled with roasted nuts! 😀Mahlabia budino ai fiori d arancio

The savour of mahlabia will be so rich to transport you into the atmosphere of “One Thousand and One Nights”, but, as you will see in the recipe, not heavy and easy to digest!

The mahlabia is a dish so delicate that may be served not only as a dessert, but also as interlude between the plates of a rich lunch or dinner… As a sorbet, in short words 🙂 .

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Mahlabia - Moroccan orange blossom pudding

Cuisine Egg free, Gluten free, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 people
Difficulty Easy


  • 1 l of milk
  • 80 g of corn starch
  • 120 g of sugar
  • 6-8 tablespoons of orange blossom water
  • 50 g of dried fruits like pistachios, almonds, grated coconut (optional)


  1. Combine the cornstarch with the milk and whisk well to dissolve all the lumps.
  2. Add the sugar and place on the heat, stirring constantly.
  3. Once the mixture has reached the boiling point, add your orange blossom water, give it one last whisk and turn off the heat.
  4. Pour the pudding into small bowls and let cool.
  5. If you want to give more flavor to your mahlabia, lightly toast the nuts you prefer in a frying pan, chop coarsely and sprinkle the surface of the dessert before serving.


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