“Noah’s Pudding”, Symbol of Multi-Culturalism

| February 9, 2016

Noahs -Pudding-Symbol-of-Multi-Culturalism

In Hamilton Turkish Community celebrated Noah’s Pudding at the Police Division.

Celebrating Diversity & Neighborliness in our community.

One of Turkey’s famous deserts, Asure or Noah’s Pudding, is a symbol of multi-culturalism. Turkish NGOs are organizing ‘Noah’s Pudding Days’ with representatives of other religions and cultures and consequently introducing Noah’s Pudding to Canadians and giving the message of tolerance and multi-culturalism.

“The unique desert, which is made up of such opposing tastes, is not only delicious, but also a historical tradition and a perfect recipe for a harmonious society,” according to a brochure advertising Noah’s Pudding at the Intercultural Dialogue Institute in Canada.

 

Noah’s Puddings were served in the meeting and speeches were given in favor of tolerance and peace were given. Ahmet Tamirci, National Director of Intercultural Dialogue Institute pointed out that an almost impossible synthesis was born out of Noah’s Pudding, which is a very heterogeneous mixture and said that North America , a multi-cultural continent, will love this desert that reconciles differences. Tamirci noted that this feature of Noah’s Pudding should be counted as example in social politics as well.

 

Serhat‘s Recipe of Noah’s Pudding

Recipe for Noah’s Pudding (makes 30 servings) Ingredients*:

1 cup wheat 1 cup white beans

1 cup garbanzo beans

1 cup raisins

1 cup almonds

3/4 cup peanuts

12 dried apricots

5 1/2 cups sugar

water (enough to cover)

topping: walnuts, cinnamon

Preparation:

1. Soak wheat, white beans, garbanzo beans and almonds in water overnight.

2. Boil the above ingredients, remove the outer shell or skin.

3. Soak the raisins in boiling water until they soften.

4. Put all the ingredients above (steps 1-3) in a large pot and boil. Add peanuts and almonds (peeled and cut in half) at this point.

5. Chop the apricot into small pieces, add to mixture along with sugar.

6. Boil for 10-15 minutes.

7. Enjoy your pudding!

*These are the ingredients we chose. Feel free to experiment with other grain, fruits and nuts. Pomegranate, sesame seeds and orange peel are recommended

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