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Last week most of my ex pat friends in Turkey were posting on Facebook about the copious amounts of asure forced on them by their Turkish neighbours. Commonly known as Noah’s ark pudding it’s said to be the oldest dessert in the world, made by Noah himself.

I must admit when I first started living in Turkey I was a bit bewildered when my neighbours brought round bowls of surprisingly tasty sick every November. With the main ingredients being chick peas, barley and pine nuts it’s easy to see why asure is likened to Marmite, you either love it or hate it.

One year I decided to try and make it myself, I slaved away for 2 days and produced a lot of goo that I generously distributed to my very lucky neighbours, I really don’t know if they ate it or stuck their wallpaper up with it!