I love our Korean grocery store. It stocks sweets and treats from various countries, not just from Asia. The store has lots of items from Greece, North Africa, Middle East, North Africa, and lots of yummy stuff from Turkey. Yesterday, I picked up a packet of Turkish candy floss or cotton candy called pişmaniye which I read about many years ago. The one I got has ground pistachio. The cotton candy is sooo good, very light and not as sweet as ordinary candy floss. Today I made simple milk pudding served with a little pişmaniye on top. Delicious! You just have to try it.
Orange Blossom Milk Pudding Topped with Pişmaniye
2 cups whole milk or half and half
½ teaspoon ground mahleb or mastic, optional
4 tablespoons sugar, more to taste
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon sweet rice flour
1 teaspoon orange blossom water
pişmaniye for topping
- Place 1½ cups milk, sugar, and mahleb or mastic gum, if using, in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. While heating, stir cornstarch, rice flour, and orange blossom water into the rest of the milk. Slowly pour into the simmering milk mixture. Cook, while constantly stirring, until mixture has thickened, about 5 minutes.
- Pour into serving containers. Let cool for 10 minutes, then chill in refrigerator for 2 hours. Once cool, top with candy floss and serve. Enjoy.