| Ricotta Cheese|| 2 lb.|
| Half and Half|| 2 qts.|
| Sugar|| 2 cups|
| Cardamon pods|| 5|
| Bay leaf|| 1|
| Vanilla|| 1 tsp.|
| Rose Water (opt.)|| To taste|
- Mix 1.5 cups of sugar with the Ricotta cheese and bake it in a 400o F oven for about 1hr and 15 minutes in a flat dish covered with aluminum foil. The cheese should have hardened and turned a pale brown.
- Thicken the Half and Half by simmering over low heat for a long time. This is best done in a microwave; if a microwave is not available, do it over low heat and stir frequently. Thicken until the volume drops to around half of the original volume.
- Add the remaining 0.5 cup sugar, cardamon pods, bay leaf, vanilla and rose water (and any other flavouring that you may want) to the Half and Half. Heat for a few minutes.
- After the cheese has been baked, cut it into 1 inch squares and add to the hot thickened half and half. Cool for a few hours in the fridge.