Muhallabiyeh

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  1. Hello, I am from Germany and cannot find out what “mestika” is. Please can you descripe it or post a photo of the ingredient?

    Greetings from Germany and thanks for the receips. 🙂

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    1. Hello! Sorry for the very relate reply. I think wikipedia describes it best: is a resin obtained from the mastic tree. In pharmacies and nature shops, it is called “Arabic gum” (not to be confused with gum arabic) and “Yemen gum”. It is a known spice in the Eastern Mediterranean. It is commonly used for baking and cooking, adding its aroma to foodstuffs such as brioches, ice-cream and other desserts. It is especially known and used in the Arabian and Turkish cuisines.

      It looks like crystals or pieces of brittle, translucent resin with an off-white color.

      Hope this description helps! In case you don’t have access to mestika, please do try the recipe without it.

      So much love,
      Manal

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  2. Hello, I am from Germany and cannot find out what “mestika” is. Please can you descripe it or post a photo of the ingredient?

    Greetings from Germany and thanks for the receips. :))

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    1. Hello Canan, Sorry for the super late reply. Mestika is a resin obtained from the mastic tree (Pistacia lentiscus). In pharmacies and nature shops, it is called “Arabic gum” (not to be confused with gum arabic) and “Yemen gum”. It is a known spice in the Eastern Mediterranean. It is commonly used for baking and cooking, adding its aroma to foodstuffs such as brioches, ice-cream and other desserts. It is especially known to the Arabian and Turkish cuisines.
      I think in Germany you can find it in Turkish markets as I hear they are common in certain. It is an off-white transparent resin.

      Hope this information helps. You can also have Muhallabiyeh done without it.

      Have a lovely day!

      All the best,
      Manal

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  3. Hi Manal, sorry for the coorrection, please edit the word “bowel” in your ingredients for the recipe above for Muhallabiyeh. It should be “bowl” . The word bowel I am sure you know means stool. It’s probably a typo error. Thank you

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