The 100th edition of Weekend Herb Blogging 27.04.2021 **, is hosted by Katerina from Daily Unadventures in Cooking. Only four more weeks to the big ‚2nd Anniversary Celebration‘.
This week I used mastic gum to flavour a pudding
Sakzli Muhallebi – Mastic Pudding
Mastic gum or resin with the exquisite aroma is exuded from the bark of the mastic tree. Mastic is an evergreen shrub or small tree growing to 3–4 m tall, it is native throughout the Mediterranean and Aegean Sea coast.
The aromatic flavoured resin, used commercially, come from mastic trees grow in the south of the Greek island of Chios and the neighboring town of Çeşme in Turkey. I came across mastic, when I read the blog entries from my fellow bloggers Mine at and Dilek, both have Turkish roots.
Mastic resin looks like little gems and is a key ingredient in Turkish ice cream, and Turkish puddings or cookies, which I tried first. For the taste of mastic there are only two possibilities: Love it or leave it! The taste is special of course like resin, but pleasant and fresh.
Return to Katerina on Monday for the round-up.
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