- 1 package margarine
- 1 cup powder sugar
- 4 tablespoons semolina
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 4 cups flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- A cup roasted hazelnuts
- 3 cups granulated sugar
- 4 cups water
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Sekerpare is an original and the oldest dessert of Turkish cuisine. Like some other Turkish desserts, sekerpare is a kind of cake with syrup on it too. I know that my friends from different countries find it so sweet and unhealthy, but a few slices of sekerpare will definitely sweeten your mouth and make you happy. Other cakes with syrup are revani, baklava, kalburabasti etc. and I will give their recipe on following weeks. But honestly, this is one of the lightest among its competitors. We usually treat sekerpare on feast days.
A kneading pot
An oven tray
First of all, preapre syrup. To do this, place 3 cups granulated sugar and 4 cups water into a pot and mix until sugar melts. Then simmer until it boils. After that, add lemon juice and continue to boil on low heat for 15 minutes. Finally, set aside for cooling.
Add margarine and powder sugar into kneading pot and mix. Then add egg, semolina, vanilla extract, baking powder and flour little by little. Knead well.
Take walnut sized pieces from the dough and roll them on your palm. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 180 °C (355 °F).
Place rolled doughs onto tray and put hazelnuts on each of them.
Bake in oven until their top redden. After that wait for a couple minutes and pour syrup when they are still hot.
Wait for a couple hours and serve. You may garnish it by some other nuts if you wish.