- 125 grams (0.275 pounds) butter or margarine
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 4 tablespoons powder sugar
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- 2 drops lemon juice
- A pinch salt
- An orange skin grate
- 4 cups flour
- 4 cups sugar
- 5 cups water
- 6-7 drops lemon juice
I shared a sekerpare recipe with you before. It was plain, but this is orange aromaticez and there are many sekerpare types in Turkish cuisine. You may use different fruits’ scents for sekerpare and you may also garnish with some nuts like coconut, walnut, hazelnut, pistachio etc. I used pistachios to garnish it. This is my and my husband’s favourite sekerpare recipe. I hope it will be your favourite too.
A kneading pot
An electric mixer
An oven tray
A pastry brush
First of all, prepare syrup. To do that, place granulated sugar and water into a pot and stir. When sugar melts start to simmer and wait until it boils then add lemon juice drops and continue to boil on low heat. When it is dense enough, turn off the stove.
For sekerpares, place powder sugar, butter, olive oil and one egg into a pot and beat by using an electric mixer.
Add salt, baking soda and grated orange skin and place 2 drops lemon juice onto baking soda. Knead and add flour little by little until you get a dough soft like an earlobe.
Take egg sized pieces from the dough and shape them as oval. Do the same for the remaining dough and place oval shaped doughs with some space betwwen them onto tray.
Egg brush all the sekerpares and draw lines on them by using a fork just like on the photo .
Bake in the oven preheated to 180 °C (355 °F) until they turn brown. After that, take them from the oven and set aside for 3 minutes.
After setting aside, pour syrup onto each of them and set aside again for 2-3 hours. They are ready to serve!.