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Ashure (Noah’s Pudding) – The Oldest Dessert in the World

Ingredients

  • 3 cups pearl barley
  • 1 15 ounce can white kidney beans (Canellini) - drained and rinsed
  • 1 15 ounce can chick peas - drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup uncooked white rice
  • 1/4 cup dried currants
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 20 dried apricots - diced (about 3/4 cup, packed)
  • 4 dried figs - diced (about 1/2 cup, packed)
  • peels of 2 oranges - diced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups sugar
  • chopped walnuts for topping - optional
  • pomegranate seeds for topping - optional

Instructions

  1. The night before, place barley in a large pot (7 1/2 - 8 quart) with 2 quarts + 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes, covered. Turn off heat, and let sit overnight.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients to the pot.
  3. Fill pot with 2 quarts of water. Water should come to about 1 inch below the rim.
  4. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, covered, for one hour.
  5. Remove from heat, fill bowls and cool, or transfer to a large storage container to cool.
  6. Refrigerate and serve cold. Top with chopped walnuts, pine nuts and pomegranate seeds, if desired.