- ½ cup yogurt
- ½ cup melted margarine
- ½ cup olive oil
- ½ cup semolina
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 4 cups flour
- 1 ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 cups water
- 3-4 drops lemon squash
Shaping dough is not easy. You have to try and try before shaping a good one and rose shape is even difficult at first try. However, thanks to my recipe you’ll give the exact rose shape in seconds. This pastry with semolina is considered hard to make, but it’s not as it seems. The preparation may take time, but trust me, it’s fun. You’ll forget about all your stress while trying to give rose shape
A kneading bowl
A medium sized pot
A rolling pin
A tea glass
To prepare syrup, add the sugar and water into a pot and stir for a few times.
Simmer till syrup is concentrated, then drop lemon squashes.
To prepare the dough for pastry, add yogurt, olive oil, melted and cooled margarine, semolina, egg and baking powder in a kneading pot.
Knead a dough by adding the flour little by little. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 180 °C (355 °F).
Divide the dough into four and spread with the rolling pin.
With the tea glass, make rounded pieces from the dough.
Line up four of the rounded dough pieces just like in the third photo and divide into two equal pieces together.
Start from the top and roll gently inward. Try to make a rose shape.
Put the rose shaped doughs on to the greased tray, and then put the tray into the preheated oven.
Bake for 35-40 minutes till their top turn pink.
When you remove the tray from the oven, pour syrup on each “rose” equally. Roses must be hot, while syrup is cold.
Put four or five of the roses on to a serving plate. You may sprinkle pistachio, nut or walnut pieces.