You should hear my apartment right now, it’s like there’s an orchestra going on, and not a very good one.
The wind is howling so strongly which makes me in the mood for a nice warming drink. Hot chocolate and cider weren’t cutting it, so I thought I’d leave my American go-to’s behind and go with Sachlav! It’s a delicious middle eastern drink, that is more pudding than drink, but perfect for when you want something that will warm you from the inside out. As I was heading to my pantry for the sachlav packet I have previously used, I realized I’ve wanted to try making it myself, and there is no time like the present. Plus, I already had rose water just sitting in my pantry for weeks, so why not?
It ended up being so easy! After some quick research about how it is typically prepared, I came up with a recipe that turned out amazing. I added cinnamon sticks and cardamom pods to the milk while it heated, rather than just as a garnish, and it added lots of delicious depth of flavor!