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Aish Al Saraya Recipe

Aish Al Saraya is a popular Lebanese Dessert
Author :
On :
Thursday, 1 January, 1970
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Dessert Recipe
Cuisine :
Lebanese Recipe
Technique :
Low Heat Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 6
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • 1 whole French bread (baguette)
  • 500 gms - Sugar
  • 400 gms (1.5 cups) kashta
  • 1 tbsp - rosewater
  • 1 tbsp - flower water
  • 2 tsp - Lemon juice
  • 1.5 cups - water
  • How to Make Aish Al Saraya:

    1. Slice off the crust and let it dry out.
    2. Slice the bread into thick slices.
    3. Put the bread into a clean fry pan or pot to cook with the syrup later.
    4. To make the syrup, put the sugar in a non-stick pan.
    5. Let it melt and caramelize until golden brown - do not stir, shake the pan to distribute the sugar evenly.
    6. Add the cold water to the melted sugar by pouring it carefully into the side of the pan (caution: avoid the steam).
    7. Let it bubble in the pan to a thickened syrup.
    8. Pour syrup over the bread in the fry pan.
    9. Cook on a low heat till the syrup is absorbed into the bread.
    10. Remove from heat and let cool.
    11. Put the syrupy bread in a serving plate and sprinkle the bread with flower and rose water.
    12. Spread a layer of kashta over the bread and cover it with another layer of bread.
    13. For the topping:
    14. Smooth another layer of kashta over the top. Sprinkle with crushed pistachio nuts and leave it to settle in the refrigerator for a minimum of 30 mins.
    15. Serve well chilled.


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