Thursday, January 1, 2009

Fake Chicken Breast Pudding (Yalancı Tavuk Göğsü)

Happy New Year! Let’s start the New Year with a sweet dessert recipe so that 2009 will be sweet; full of sweet things, sweet people, sweet memories…and etc.

As the name suggests “Yalancı Tavuk Göğsü” (Fake Chicken Breast) is fake, meaning no chicken is employed in the recipe. The original recipe (Tavuk Göğsü) which goes back to a history of a couple thousands of years, includes chicken breasts. The chicken is shredded and pounded until the chicken breasts are in thread like pieces. I have never eaten this dessert with chicken. This version (without chicken) is more popular.

I got this recipe from my sister who had tried it herself recently and recommended it.

4.5 cups milk
1 cup flour
4 tbsp unsalted butter
1 tbsp vanilla extract
2 cups sugar
½ cup shredded coconut

Melt the butter and add the flour. Stir constantly. Once the butter and flour are integrated, add the sugar and continue to stir. Add the milk and the vanilla extract while still stirring. In order to avoid lumps forming in the milk keep stirring constantly. Continue stirring until the mixture thickens. Pour in a serving dish and sprinkle coconut on top. Refrigerate and serve cold.

Note: You may also use fruit such as bananas or strawberries or other types of nuts to decorate the top of the pudding.

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Mediterranean kiwi said...

pudding with chicken?! i'm sure it's better without!
Happy new year!

Sandradb said...

Happy New Year! I hope it'll bring you more delicious recipes and post! Bye and greetings from freezing Croatia!

MAG said...

That looks very delicious and easy to make, thanks :)Hope this New Year brings the best to you and your loved ones :)

Geri said...

Looks good. I have to tell I tried the chestnuts and I must have done something wrong, because a few exploded in the oven. Plus, is there some tips to putting the x on the top? It was hard to do.

♥Reeni said...

What a beautiful and yummy dessert! I love coconut!! Happy sweet New Year!

Mediterranean Turkish Cook said...

Happy new year to all!

Geri, I am sorry to hear some of the chestnuts exploded (that happened to me the first time I made them too) and that's probably because the X on the back wasn't deep enough. There has to be a little slit on the skin, but not too deep. I find it easier to create the X with a sharp and large knife (one that is used for meat). That way I can put all my power from my both hands on the knife and then it goes easily to the chestnuts. But be careful not to cut through the chestnuts. Good luck.

lisaiscooking said...

This dessert is new to me--it looks like a delicious block of snow.

Happy New Year!

Navita said...

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Joie de vivre said...

I think I would prefer this dessert 100 times more than a dessert with chicken in it!

Laurie Constantino said...

I'd rather have your version than one with chicken!