The Mansion

May 07th, 2006  | Category: Friends, Turkish Cuisine

Gum Mastic Pudding

After reading Keiko’s Gum Mastic Ice Cream post, I knew I had to write about a wonderful pudding that I frequently eat at my very close friends’ house, which we call “The Mansion”. Looking over the amazing Bosphorus, The Mansion is a home to two very dear friends, their two incredibly sweet and funny kids, the most beautiful Golden Retriever on the planet (who is as meek as a lamb and always hungry), and a handful of other close friends with whom I share endless days of food and laughter.

As if the delicious food prepared at The Mansion is not enough, there is constant supply of desserts from my friend’s extremely talented mother. I remember commenting on her sweet white cherry jam as “Better than Nutella”, and in my book, that is the biggest compliment you can get.

One of her extra special desserts is the Gum Mastic Pudding. Her original recipe is not available yet (it is now!), but you will find above a photo of this delicious pudding served with strawberries and almonds.

And here is the most handsome Golden Retriever on the planet: Ralph. Can you guess how I got him to look straight into the camera and stand still for 5 minutes?


As I said, he can’t resist anything edible. I am holding a dried prune in my hand. He was hypnotized.

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  1. 1 - keiko on May 8th, 2006

    Cenk, I got attracted by Ralph (I can’t believe how pretty he is!) and didn’t realise that you’ve put a link to my post, sorry! The mastic dessert looks wonderful, can’t wait for the recipe!

    Love your new banner by the way 🙂

  2. 2 - Cenk on May 8th, 2006

    Thank you Keiko! I really am not exaggerating when I say Ralph is the most handsome Golden Retriever I have ever seen. He is also extremely easy going and affectionate.
    I will post more pictures of him soon.

  3. 3 - Baking Fairy on May 9th, 2006

    I want that recipe too!! Come on!

  4. 4 - Mr Who Knows Everything on May 9th, 2006

    Shame on you Ralph is much nicer. Pudding recipe will be given to you when you post better pictures.

    The Mansion

  5. 5 - Gonc@ on August 24th, 2006

    Geee! Better than nutella, eh? I could eat 1 jar at once before I started dieting (no wonder why!). Now I’m really curious about the recipe. P.S. I know I’ll regret telling the whole world my “nutella consuming capacity” the very first second I’ve hit the enter key. Ciao

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