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sawine
Sawine
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Sawine is a traditional Guyanese and Trinidadian spiced vermicelli cake prepared by Muslims to celebrate Eid al Fitr.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Guyanese, Vegetarian
Servings: 6 people
Author: Vera Abitbol
Ingredients
  • 7 oz. vermicelli
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 (14 oz.) can condensed milk
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons raisins (or currants)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped maraschino cherries
  • 4 tablespoons sliced ​​almonds
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 7 cardamom pods
  • 1 (½-inch) piece ginger , freshly grated
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan.
  2. Cook the noodles in the butter until slightly golden.
  3. Pour the whole milk, condensed milk and water.
  4. Bring back to a boil. Add sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cardamom (remove pods after cooking), and bitter almond extract.
  5. Finally add all the fruits.
  6. Simmer for 20 minutes until ¾ of the liquid is absorbed.
  7. Stir regularly during cooking so the milk does not stick to bottom of pan.
  8. Grease a mold and pour the preparation.
  9. Refrigerate for several hours until the cake is firm and you can cut slices.
  10. It is also possible to serve sawine as a hot dessert soup.