Today, we are going to give you the recipe of hell of a traditional Turkish dessert: Kalburabasti Dessert (Riddled Shaped Dessert). It is a delicious delicacy, yet not so easy to prepare though!
We know that you love traditional Turkish desserts. There are innumerable of them such as lokum, semolina helva, şekerpare, so on… You know them and probably you have already tasted them with great appreciation.
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Kalburabasti Dessert Recipe
The dessert is appetizing and traditional. In addition to its preparation process, its story and origins also make it special. The dessert is a specialty of the Sivas region. The region takes place in the heart of Turkey. You can either bake or fry depending on your taste. And traditionally, Kalburabasti Dessert is stuffed with nuts, then sprinkled with syrup.
There are these characteristic little pimples that make the dessert special. How you obtain it is by pressing the cake on a traditional Turkish sieve. However, you can also settle for a cheese grater.
What is the Meaning of “Kalburabasti”?
Well. Apart from its delicious taste, the name of the dessert is also impressive. And funny, to be honest! The word Kalbur means sieve, and Basti means pressed. Of course, it loses the meaning when you translate, yet it may give a clue anyways.
The Recipe for Kalburabasti Dessert
Ok then. We have said enough. So, it is time for the recipe for this delicious traditional Turkish dessert. We have searched enough, watched videos, and here is an elaborate recipe for Kalburabasti Dessert.
How to Prepare Kalburabasti Dough?
First of all, in a bowl, pour the butter, oil, yogurt, egg, semolina, salt, vanilla sugar, baking powder, and finally the flour, little by little. After, mix everything to obtain a homogeneous paste, which does not stick to the hands and which holds well.
To form the kalburabasti, take a doughnut and equip yourself with a grater. What you can also use is a sieve or colander. The crucial point is to get these little bumps on top of the dessert you are supposed to cook!
How Can You Form the Dough?
Place the doughnut on the grater and press well and flatten by hand. Then, put a little nut in the center. Afterward, roll the dough gently. Thus, you’ll get a cookie in a good shape. And small bumps on the top of the dessert give Kalburabasti dessert its characteristic.
What About Cooking Steps?
For advanced cooking, you had better place the dough on a baking sheet. You must, by the way, cover it with baking paper and do the same with the rest of the dough.
When all the desserts (tatlı in Turkish) have their form, bake them in an oven previously heated to 180°. You should maintain this process until the cookies are golden brown, which takes at least 30 minutes.
So, you have to cook desserts afterward. Later on, you must allow them to cool and in the meantime, you need to prepare the syrup. Well, for doing so, in a saucepan, pour the water and the powdered sugar, put to cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the syrup boils.
After the mixture boils, it is now time to pour the lemon juice, lower the heat and cook in small broths for about 20 minutes.
More on Kalburabasti Dessert Syrup (Check Below Part)
Well, we have come to the final point. You should place the cookies in a mold with little space between each. Then, over the cold cookies, you need to pour the hot syrup. After that step, pour the syrup by using a ladle. While doing so, be careful and pour the syrup little by little over each cookie.
It would be quite wise not to pour all the syrup at once and let it absorb a little. Later on, turn the cookies over so that they absorb the syrup well on all sides. The key point for a delicious Kalburabasti dessert is the fact that all the cookies are well soaked. You don’t have to use all syrup anyways there might be some of it unused.
Finally, you need to leave the dessert aside for a few hours. Thus, the dessert absorbs the syrup well enough. So, what does go well with the delicious dessert? The answer is not going to surprise you: a glass of Turkish tea, for sure!
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So, what do you think about our today’s recipe? Does it really look delicious? Do you think you are capable of cooking it? Let us know how it went in case you give it a try!