Iraqi geemar (قيمر عراقي) is the equivalent of the British clotted cream.It is rich, decadent, and so satisfying.
Served with freshly baked Iraqi bread from the tannour with an istikan of sweet Iraqi tea, it is a tradition hard to beat.
Spelt gaimar, qeimar, gaymar, what makes it special is that it is made from buffalo milk.
Not having access to buffalo milk, this recipe is not a bad alternative.
3 cups full-fat milk powder
4 cups water
1 Tbsp cornflour
Blend the milk powder and water until smooth.
Pour the milk in a large pot (the milk must not be more than 3 to 5 centimeters deep).
Heat the milk until steaming but NOT BOILING.
Dissolve the cornflour in a quarter cup of cold water and stir in the milk.
Reduce heat to LOW and leave for 2 hours without stirring.
A yellow skin will form meanwhile.
Let cool in the pot to room temperature, then refrigerate overnight.