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30 DAYS, 30 DISHES – DAY 25: Baklava

  Baklava is a sweet dessert, made from layers of filo pastry and melted butter, and layers of nuts (pistachio or walnut).  It’s cut into rectangle, diamond or triangle shapes then baked. Once baked, a syrup is poured over, making it sticky and sweet. The thin, crispy filo pastry is softened by the syrup as […]

30 DAYS, 30 DISHES – DAY 13: KUNEFE

Kunefe is a popular, authentic Turkish dessert. It’s made from kadayıf (dried shredded dough which looks like shredded wheat) and cheese. It is covered in syrup and eaten straight out of the oven when hot, so the cheese is stringy and gooey but the pastry is crispy. It’s sometimes served with crushed pistachios, like the […]

30 DAYS, 30 DISHES – DAY 9: Sütlaç

Sütlaç is Turkish rice pudding. There are two types – simple rice pudding cooked on the stove, and ‘fırın sütlaç’ – where it’s put in the oven afterwards to brown off, which gives it a different taste. It’s always served cold and can be flavoured with lots of different things, but usually vanilla. The first photo […]

30 DAYS, 30 DISHES – DAY 3: LOKMA

Lokma are balls of dough, deep fried then covered in sweet, sticky syrup, best served while hot or warm. Crispy on the outside but soft in the middle, when you bite into them they are slightly chewy, they are similar to donuts, but less cakey. Lokma is often made in large batches and is a […]