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Namoura… A middle eastern dessert that my Syrian dad loved and as a result I grew up with… I replaced the traditional yogurt with @IcelandicProvisions Extra Creamy Vanilla Bean Skyr and I loved the result! It was a bit creamier and the hints of vanilla bean were perfect.

Like most recipes, I’m sure we all have different ways of making it, i’d love to know how you make yours!

Namoura

By Nadia Aidi
Namoura… A middle eastern dessert that my Syrian dad loved and as a result I grew up with… I replaced the traditional yogurt with @IcelandicProvisions Extra Creamy Vanilla Bean Skyr and I loved the result! It was a bit creamier and the hints of vanilla bean were perfect.
Like most recipes, I’m sure we all have different ways of making it, i’d love to know how you make yours!

Ingredients 

  • 3 cup fine semolina flour
  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup cane sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 2- 4.4 oz containers Icelandic Provisions Vanilla Bean Skyr
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 orange, zest
  • 1 tbsp orange blossom water
  • Blanched almonds
  • Tahini

Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp orange blossom water

Directions 

  • Whisk together the semolina, sugar and baking powder
  • Add in skyr, melted butter, 1 tbsp orange blossom water, milk and orange zest
  • Let rest covered for 30-45 min. Add more milk if it is too dry
  • Spread some tahini on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (forgot this step)
  • Add the namoura batter pressing with your hands until you get it flat and even. Cut it into diamond shapes BEFORE baking, add an almond in the center of each diamond
  • Bake at 350F for 30-35 min. I like broiling it for 1-3 min until the top gets a bit golden
  • Bring the sugar and water for the simple to a boil, lower heat to medium low and continue until it thickens slightly (about 6-7 min) add in orange blossom water and turn heat off. Let it cool
  • Add the syrup to the cake while still warm

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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