Featured Turkish Product of the Week - Basak Asure Instant Dessert Mix

Basak Aşure Dessert Powder Mix 200g

Ashure is a popular Turkish dessert also known as Noah's pudding, made of grains, nuts, fruits and seeds. The base is a congee-style grain mixture that is finished off with a variety of delicious fruit and nut toppings. It is a popular dessert made throughout the year in Turkey, but is particularly popular during Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar. The name Noah's pudding is representative of Noah's ark, and it's believed that this dessert was made from the remaining ingredients left on the ark. Whatever fruits, nuts, seeds, and cereals were left were thrown into this one dish and a dessert was born!

If you don't have time to make this dessert from scratch or if you are looking for a quick and easy sweet fix, try Basak Asure dessert mix. It takes only a few minutes to whip up and already contains delicious toppings like apricots, figs, raisins, hazelnuts, orange zest, and currants. 

If you would like to make this dish from scratch, try the recipe below from blogger Passion & Paranoia. She even offers a gluten free version of this dish!

Noah's Ark Pudding, by Passion & Paranoia

Photo credit:  Passion & Paranoia

Photo credit: Passion & Paranoia