Silver Sage Volunteers in Las Vegas made Noah’s pudding and shared it with community members such as, three different fire departments, Bolder City Police department and United Methodist Church. Some of the volunteers also attended Sunday service at Epiphany Episcopal Church and UNLV United Methodist Church. We talked about the history of Noah’s Pudding along with the story of Noah’s Ark and The Flood, and shared the homemade Asure (Noah’s Pudding) with the attendees.

Thank you to our volunteers.

What is Noah’s Pudding?

Noah’s pudding, also known as “Aşure” in Turkish, is a traditional dessert with a rich history and cultural significance. It is typically prepared and enjoyed during the Islamic month of Muharram, especially on the 10th day, known as Ashura, which holds religious significance for both Muslims and Jews.

The pudding is made from a combination of various grains, legumes, dried fruits, and nuts, symbolizing the unity and diversity of ingredients. These ingredients often include wheat, barley, chickpeas, beans, lentils, rice, dried apricots, raisins, figs, and various types of nuts like walnuts and almonds. The mixture is sweetened with sugar or a sweet syrup, and fragrant spices like cinnamon and cloves are added for flavor.

The preparation of Noah pudding is a communal activity in many cultures, bringing families and communities together. It is cooked in large quantities to be shared with friends, neighbors, and those in need. This act of sharing reflects the spirit of compassion, generosity, and unity.

Noah’s pudding is not only a delicious dessert but also a symbol of harmony, diversity, and solidarity among different cultures and religions. It is a reminder of the importance of coming together, helping one another, and celebrating the shared values of humanity.