Travel Treats: Muhallabia, Middle East

The Muhallabia, also called Muhallebi, Mahallebi, Malabi or Mahallepi is a reminiscent of pannacota and blancmange. This popular creamy Middle-Eastern dessert is flavored and perfumed with rosewater and/or vanilla. Thickened with cornstarch, the milk pudding is then topped with roasted pistachios or almonds.