PIF friends, volunteers and family will be making their way over to the Mt. Albert Methodist Church on Sunday to share the religious and cultural traditional dessert with Church members.
What is Ashure?
Ashure or Noah’s Pudding is a Turkish dessert dish that is made of a mixture consisting of grains, fruits and nuts.
In Turkey it is served during the first month of the Islamic calendar, Muharram, on the Tenth of Muharrem, or the Day of Ashure. Ashure is part of the culinary tradition of Turkey as well as many of the surrounding countries, and Christian and Jewish cultures as well as Muslim share similar versions under a variety of names.
The history behind the dish is of vital significance. Noah’s Ark came to rest on Mount Ararat, Noah’s family celebrated with a special dish. Since their supplies were nearly exhausted, what was left was cooked together to form a pudding. This what is now called Ashure.