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Pulses with wheat, beans, dried fruits and nuts, cinnamon and aniseed.
- 100 g wheat
- 100 g small white beans
- 100 g chickpeas
- 100 g peeled fava beans (available in oriental shops)
- 0.5-1 l almond milk (vegan version) or whole milk (vegetarian version)
- 2-4 tsp aniseed grains
- 1⁄2-1 tsp cinnamon powder
- dried fruits, preferably light varieties such as apricots, sultanas, figs, light dates etc…
- nut mixture, chopped into small pieces.
- organic agave syrup or honey, or simply sugar! Or also with homemade syrup (recipe below).
- Soak then cook the beans separately because of the different cooking points!
- Boil the wheat with about 4 times the cooking water until al dente, then remove from heat and wrap in towels while still hot and leave to soak for a few hours (this will make it soft but not fall apart!).
- Cook the chickpeas until soft. Then drain the water (tip: you can use the water in the same way you would use cream to make a delicious chocolate mousse!).
- Cook white beans until slightly al dente.
- Cook shelled fava beans until slightly al dente.
- When all the pulses are ready, put them into a larger pot, add 0.5-1l almond milk or whole milk little by little. Consistency must be like stew, not too runny!
- To this add approx. 2-4 tsp aniseed grains (according to taste) and 1⁄2-1 tsp cinnamon powder, also according to taste.
- Once brought to a boil, while stirring constantly, it is ready. While still hot, add finely chopped dried fruits and the nut mixture.
- Sweeten according to taste with organic agave syrup or honey, simply sugar or with homemade syrup. Done!
PS: I sweetened it with typical Arabic syrup in addition to the agave syrup! Syrup (hangover in
Arabic) is made as follows:
- 200 g Sugar and 100 ml water, bring both together to a boil, then put in: a few drops of lemon, a couple of drops of orange blossom water, a couple of drops of rose water, bring to boil for 1 minute, done.
- Leave to cool. The consistency should be like liquid honey. Sweeten to taste.
PS2: you can also play with the taste: either anise and cinnamon and neutral sweetness, or
sweeten with just the sirup, or both! The mixture of cinnamon, aniseed, orange blossom and
rose water goes well together.