Halawet el Jibne Recipe

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Halawet el Jibne
Course Dessert
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Servings
servings
Ingredients
The Cheese
Syrup
Ashta
Course Dessert
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Servings
servings
Ingredients
The Cheese
Syrup
Ashta
Instructions
Cheese
  1. In a pot, dissolve the sugar in water over medium heat
  2. Before it starts to boil, add the cheese. Stir cheese constantly until it combines with the water and becomes one piece
  3. When it starts to boil, set to low heat and add the smeed. Stir constantly for a few minutes until well blended.
  4. Thoroughly clean space on a long table. With a rolling pin, spread a half cup of syrup to cover the working area of the table
  5. Immediately add the cheese over the syrup and use the rolling pin to flatten and spread it out
  6. After 20 minutes, pick off pieces of the cheese, one by one, and spread out on plate to cool
Syrup
  1. Over medium heat, mix the sugar until it dissolves in water
  2. When boil starts, switch to low heat and add lemon juice
  3. Let simmer for 25 minutes
  4. Turn off heat and stir in blossom water
Ashta
  1. Mix all ingredients together over medium heat
  2. When boil starts, set to low heat and stir for two minutes
  3. Set aside
  4. Stir every 20 minutes until cooled
  5. When cool, set in fridge and stir after an hour, again after 2 & 3 hours (or else an undesirable thick layer will form at the top)
  6. To serve: Plate the jibne, add ashta in the center, garnish with ground pistachio & serve with syrup
Recipe Notes
  • Serve jibne with ashta and syrup
  • Ashta and syrup can be prepared a day in advance
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