A Sweet Tooth's Guide to Turkish Desserts

A Sweet Tooth's Guide to Turkish Desserts

Berfin Ceren Meray
April 28 2023 - 03:08pm

Are you a sweet tooth? Then Turkish cuisine has plenty of delicious desserts to offer you! Turkish desserts are not only famous for their unique taste but also for their presentation, which is why they are often served on special occasions. Here's a guide to some of the most popular Turkish desserts that will make your mouth water.

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• Baklava:

•	Baklava:

Baklava is probably the most famous Turkish dessert. It is made of thin layers of phyllo pastry, filled with crushed nuts (usually pistachios, but sometimes walnuts or almonds) and sweetened with syrup or honey. The result is a crispy and sweet dessert that melts in your mouth.

• Turkish Delight:

•	Turkish Delight:

Known as lokum in Turkish, this candy-like dessert is made of starch and sugar, flavored with rosewater, lemon, or mint, and often coated with powdered sugar or coconut. Turkish delight comes in a variety of colors and flavors and is usually served with Turkish coffee.

• Künefe:

•	Künefe:

Künefe is a sweet and cheesy pastry that is popular in southeastern Turkey. It is made of shredded phyllo dough, layered with cheese and soaked in syrup. It is served hot and topped with pistachios.

• Şekerpare:

•	Şekerpare:

Şekerpare means 'sugar piece' in Turkish, and it is a popular dessert made of semolina dough, shaped into small balls, and baked until golden brown. Şekerpare is then soaked in syrup and served with whipped cream or ice cream.

• Revani:

•	Revani:

Revani is a semolina cake that is popular throughout Turkey. It is made with semolina flour, sugar, eggs, yogurt, and flavored with lemon or orange zest. It is then soaked in a syrup made of sugar and lemon juice.

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• Sütlaç:

•	Sütlaç:

Sütlaç is a traditional rice pudding that is usually served cold. It is made with rice, milk, sugar, and flavored with cinnamon. It is often served with a dollop of whipped cream on top.

• Aşure:

•	Aşure:

Aşure is a sweet pudding that is made with grains, nuts, and dried fruits. It is a special dessert that is usually served during the month of Muharram, which is the first month of the Islamic calendar.

• Tavuk göğsü:

•	Tavuk göğsü:

Tavuk göğsü is a unique dessert that is made with chicken breast, milk, sugar, and rice flour. It is cooked until it becomes thick and creamy and then flavored with cinnamon.

• Kazandibi:

•	Kazandibi:

Kazandibi means 'bottom of the pot' in Turkish, and it is a dessert that is made by cooking milk, sugar, and cornstarch until it becomes thick and creamy. It is then poured into a dish and baked until the top becomes golden brown.

Have you tried any of these desserts before? Tell us in the comments!

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