10 July 2009

Easy Homemade Milk and Rice Desert: Sutlatch (Sütlaç)

Print Friendly and PDF Who doesn't like desert? Especially if it's light and easily digestible deserts are the happy ending to every meal. It's summer and choosing light deserts is a must if we want to go out and about in the summer heat. The classic Turkish desert Sütlaç is a perfectly light desert that mothers make for their children. It's totally easy to make, and so deserves to be "the first desert recipe" on this site. Come on and try this happy combination of milk rice and sugar!


  • 1 and a 1/2 small cups of rice

  • 1 lt of milk

  • 3 cups of water

  • 1 and a 1/2 cups of sugar

  • ground cinnamon

  • 1 tablespoons of rice flour


  1. Wash the rice thoroughly and add to a pot with the 3 cups of water and boil until the rice boils down.
  2. Add the milk and let it boil on mild heat. Stir only once.
  3. Mix the rice flour with 1/2 a small cup of water and add to the mixture slowly, after the milk and rice boils.
  4. Next add the sugar and cook for 5 minutes. Then take off of the heat.
  5. Divide into small desert cups and decorate with ground cinnamon. Leave it to cool.
  6. When it cools down to room temperature, put the desert cups in the fridge.
  7. In 1-2 hours it's ready to serve.


  • You can adjust the amount of sugar as you wish.

  • Sütlaç goes wonderfully well with vanilla icecream, milk cream and hazelnuts.

  • You can add chocolate drops to the desert cups when you are dividing the hot sütlatch to servings.

  • Use light milk for an even lighter desert!

  • An even better way to serve sütlaç is "Oven Sutlatch!" firstly preheat the oven to 200 ºC (400 ºF). After your cooking is done as above, divide the sütlaç to small hot pots as in the picture. Arrange the small hotpots on the upper part of the oven. We don't want the sütlaç to bubble and spill, so put an oven dish full of water below the sütlaç dishes. In 20-30 minutes when the color of your sütlaç turns to caramel remove from the oven. Don't ask about the rest! Let it cool and enjoy!

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