Sahlab Recipe

Sahlab Recipe

  • Ingredients

  • Method


  • cup full cream milk

  • 1 tbs cornflour

  • 1 tsp caster sugar

  • ½ tsp orange blossom water

  • ½ tsp rose water



  • 1 tbs ground pistachios

  • pinch ground cinnamon


Toasted bread

  • 1 pita bread

  • 3 drops orange blossom water

  • 1 pinch cinnamon

  • 1 tsp caster sugar


  • Place the milk in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring as it warms.

  • Dissolve the cornflour in a few dashes of water.

  • Add this to the milk and continue to stir until it thickens.

  • Stir in the sugar, rose water and orange blossom water.

  • While the mixture is still hot, pour into bowls or cups. Sprinkle with cinnamon and pistachio. Serve while still warm – with toasted bread, if you like.


  • Combine the cinnamon, orange blossom water and caster sugar.

  • Sprinkle evenly over the pita bread.

  • Toast until golden.

Shop products used in this recipe

Sungold - Full Cream 1L


Oasis - Corn flour 500g




pita bread white 500g


Oasis - cinnamon 100g