Mdallaleh … مدللة


A delicious middle eastern dessert consists of 3 layers, rice pudding in the middle of two layers of crumbled cookies. The name Mdallaleh means spoiled and this dessert is spoiled with the amount of nuts that used to garnish the top layer of this delicious dessert.


For crust:

  • 4 cups crushed biscoff cookies 
  • 1/2 cup butter melted

For filling:

  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbs orange blossom water
  • Pinch of ground mastic with 1/2 tsp of sugar

For garnishing:

  • 1 cup crushed walnuts 
  • 1 cup crushed pistachios 
  • 1 cup almond halves


    1. In a big bowl, mix the biscoff cookies with the butter.
    2. In a 9″x 13″ Pyrex pan press down half of the cookies mixture using a big spoon and save the other half of the mixture for the topping.

    3.   In a medium size pot stir together the milk, sugar and rice flour on medium-high heat. 

    4.   Keep stirring until the pudding thickens and then add the orange blossom water and mastic.

    5. Spread the milk pudding on top of the biscoff layer in the Pyrex.

    6. Sprinkle the top of the pudding with the rest of the biscoff cookies mixture.

    7. In a large skillet roast the nuts for five minutes on medium-high heat.

    8. Sprinkle the top of the casserole with the nuts

    9. Preheat oven to 350F.

    10. Bake the Mdallaleh Cassarole on the middle rack in the oven for 25 minutes.


    2 thoughts on “Mdallaleh … مدللة

    1. So glad to have hoped over to your blog from Huma’s… I love Arab food and am always amazed at the variety… This looks really delicious with those cookie crumbs, the thick cream and loads of nuts! Got to try this for some get together… 🙂

    Leave a Reply

    Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

    You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

    Google+ photo

    You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

    Twitter picture

    You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

    Facebook photo

    You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


    Connecting to %s