‘Kazandibi’ is a Turkish classic: a thick, milky pudding with golden-brown coating of caramelized sugar on the outside.


  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 3 tablespoons Sugar
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup cornflour
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups Sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • cinnamon (optional)


  1. Grease bottom of a baking pan of 25 x 30x 3 (9×13 x 1 1/2 inch). Sprinkle with sugar.
  2.  Put baking pan in hot oven, untill Sugar turns a light caramel colour, take out of  the oven and set aside. 
  3. Combine flour, cornflour and milk in a saucepan. 
  4. Cook over low heat for 10 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly in rotary fashion with a wooden spoon. 
  5. Stir in Sugar until blending well. 
  6. Simmer for 1 minute over low heat.
  7. stirring gently and constantly. 
  8. Remove from heat. 
  9. Add vanilla and stir well.
  10.  Spread into baking pan. 
  11. Bake in a moderately hot oven for 15-20 minutes. 
  12. Remove from oven. Place in a cold water bath. Let stand for 10 minutes. Remove from water bath and chill. 
  13. Dust with cinnamon or crushed Pistachio when ready (optional). .

This recipe adapted from http://www.turkishdesserts.net



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