Ashure Noah’s Pudding

Ashure-Noah's Pudding

Ashure or Noah’s Pudding is a Turkish dessert that is made of a mixture of grains, fruits and nuts.  Making Ashure is a tradition in Turkey as well as many of the surrounding countries,  Muslim, Christian and Jewish cultures share similar versions under a variety of names.

In history it is claimed that when the Prophet Noah’s Ark came to rest on Mount Ararat in northeastern Turkey, Noah’s family celebrated with a special dish.

Since they had little in food supplies, what was left mostly grains, dried fruits etc, was cooked together to form a pudding, what is now called Ashure. Continue reading “Ashure Noah’s Pudding” »