400 millilitres Buffalo Milk
400 millilitres Fresh Cream
90 grams Sugar
50 grams Arrowroot
10 grams Corn Flour
3 grams Mastic
5 grams Ground Cinnamon
Our Kazandibi recipe is brought to you by Turkish-born Australian chef Arman Uz. Kazandibi is a delicious Turkish desert similar to a caramelized milk pudding or creme brulee. Kazandibi is an old Turkish desert dish and was served in the Ottoman Empire palaces.
Kazandibi Recipe – Turkish Milk Pudding
- In a large saucepan over medium heat, heat milk, cream and sugar stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves.
- Add, mastic cornflour and arrowroot. Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and comes to a boil, about 15 minutes.
- Boil for 30 seconds, then remove from heat.
- Put a metal baking pan over a medium-high burner and ladle in about 1 cup of the mixture, or enough to just cover bottom of pan.
- Let the pan heat to thoroughly burn the milk mixture.
- To get an evenly burned milky bottom, occasionally shift pan back and forth over the burner. The darker the burned milk layer gets, the more flavorful the finished dish will be. Look for a deep chocolate brown color.
- Bring the mixture back to a boil, then pour it over burned pudding in baking pan.
- Let cool, then cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours.
- Cut into small squares and transfer with a spatula to individual serving plates, burned bottoms up.
- Dust with cinnamon
- Optional : Serve with sour cherry jam and shaved white chocolate.