Meghleh my way

Meghleh is the sweet that we have grown up to enjoy at the birth of a new baby.

In Lebanon, people serve Meghleh when they have a new born at home, some people also make Meghleh on Christmas since this the time of the year when Jesus was born.

I am not sure how this tradition is used in other Arab countries, yet I assume that it is used in similar ways.

My husband and I love Meghleh so much, so we decided to prepare it even if we had no new borns at home.

Here are the ingredients for the delicious Meghleh:

  • 1 cup white rice flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons caraway powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • 9 cups water
  • ½ teaspoon ground anise seed
  • 3 tablespoons whole anise seed
  • 9 fl oz water (extra)
  • almonds (soaked in water and peeled)
  • pistachios (soaked in water and peeled)
  • pinenuts (soaked in water and peeled)

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You mix all the ingredients together, and you stir… It’s quite simple…

Don’t forget to soak the almonds and pine in water!

Here’s our cute homemade design!

Do you cook your Meghleh in a different way? And do you cook it for different occasions?

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