Balouza

DESSERT
An old English recipe.

Ingredients
4 ozs 125 gms cornflour
2 pts 1200 mls water
8 ozs 225 gms sugar
5 fl ozs 150 mls orange blossom or rose water
2 ozs 50 gms almonds, blanched and chopped
Method
Mix the cornflour to a smooth paste with a little water in a large pan. Add the remaining water and sugar and stir vigorously until dissolved. Bring to the boil slowly, stirring continuously until mixture thickens – it should cling to and coat the spoon.
Stir in the orange blossom or rose water and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
Add the chopped nuts and stir well.
Pour into a glass bowl. Chill.
Serves 4 people.

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