4 Eylül 2012 Salı

Turkish Delight with Walnut from Ereğli ( Mum's Grandma's Recipe)



Turkish Delight is one of the most known things about our culture and food by the toursits who came to visit our country.

But Today the recipe I am sharing is not the real one but it is as delicious as the real turkish delight.  That is made from active

dry yeast. This recipe is really a traditinal recipe that is from my mum's granma's who lived in a village called Ereğli that

is nearly 130 km away from İstanbul (famous for  fishing).

Here is the ingredients:

  • 4 cups all purpose flour

  • 1 cup water

  •  1/2 cup milk

  • 1/2 cup olive oil

  • 1 packet insant yeast

  •  1 tablespoon sugar

  •  1 teaspoon salt


For the filling:

  • 1 cup walnut

  • 2 tablespoon cinnamon

  • 1 tablespoon allspice

  • 3-4 tablespoon sugar

  • 4-5 tablespoons olive oil


How to make:

  1. Heat the water a little and put the milk , instant dry yeast and sugar inside and let it fermente nearly 5 minutes.

  2. Add flour and salt and with a hook mix it in a mixing bowl.

  3. Cover the dough with a kitchen towel and let it rise and fermente in a warm place nearly 30 minutes.

  4. Put the filling ingredients ina small mixing bowl.

  5. Knead the dough gently with a little flour and make 3 rolls.

  6. With a rolling pin, turn the dough as thin as you can. And with a spoon put nearly a spoonful of olive oil all over the dough.

  7. Put the filling all over the dough and roll it.

  8. With a knive, cut the dough nearly 5 cm long and put upside down on to the tray that is oiled before.

  9. Put all the small rolls onto the tray till you finish the rest of the dough repeating the same steps.

  10. Preheat the oven 175 degree centigrate.

  11. Cook it nearly 35-45 minutes.

  12. You can serve it when it is a little bit warm with a cup of tea or coffee.