Taste of Cyprus Sweets Cyprus Mahalepi

Cyprus Mahalepi

Extra delicious and low-calorie, Mahalepi is maybe the perfect antidote to hot summer days in Cyprus!  


-5 cups of water

-1 cup of cornstarch (or nisiaste flour which is a maize powdered starch)

-1-2 heaped tbs sugar

-rosewater, for extra fragrance and sweetness while serving


-Put in a large pot the cornflour (or nisiaste/maize powdered starch) with the water in low heat. Stir continuously until the mixture begins to bubble.

-Pour the sugar and stir for another 5 minutes until it thickens to a cream.

-Wet a tray with water and pour it in.

-Let it cool and place it in the fridge until is firm and cold. It needs approximately 5 hours.

*Serve the dessert by adding ice cold water (and optional some ice cubes) to cover the mahalepi and a little rose cordial. Also you can add a scoop of ice cream if you are into it.



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