Discover Turkey, home of special desserts
Turkish cuisine has a wide range of delicious desserts, including milk puddings, sweet pastries, and fruit puddings of various kinds, often flavoured with pistachios and other nuts. This is a list of some of the most special Turkish desserts.
Candied Chestnut: Since the 1300's, the people of Bursa have been preparing a delightful treat from these chestnuts by boiling them in a sweetened mixture creating this incredible Turkish flavour.
Turkish Delight: Traditional Turkish delight has been producing for over 500 years and is the most well known Turkish candy in the world. Nearly all candy shops sell Turkish delight, which can be seasoned with many different flavours.
Maras Ice Cream: Turkish style Maras ice cream is like no other you have had. It is a creamy, world famous Turkish ice cream with an elastic texture, served with a knife and a fork.
Marzipan: Marzipan is one of the delightful confections made famous by the Ottoman palace. Marzipan, which has been produced for centuries in Edirne, one of the former capital cities of the Ottoman Empire.
Baklava: Baklava is at the top of the list, a world famous dessert. The crispy Baklava is sweetened with light syrup made from sugar, water and lemon juice to make it deliciously light. Would you like yours with pistachios or hazelnuts?
Kunefe: Kunefe is a traditional Turkish cheese pastry soaked in sweet syrup and popular especially in the city of Antakya located on Mediterrenean. Kunefe is considered to be one of the most delicious Turkish desserts.
Kazandibi: Kazandibi is a caramelized milk pudding, developed in the kitchens of the Ottoman palace and a rich part of Turkish cuisine. And even more surprising it is made with traces of chicken breast despite being a dessert.
Tavuk Gogsu: Tavuk Gogsu is a very special pudding with chicken breast. It is one of the most famous delicacies served to the guests in Turkey.
Sutlac: Sutlac is among the traditional Turkish desserts, milk based dessert, known as rice pudding. Sutlac is a cold, light dessert, and has a wonderful taste.
Asure: Asure is a pudding made of wheat, beans, chickpeas and dried fruits and nuts. It is served during the first month of the Islamic calendar. Asure is an important part of the culinary tradition in Turkey.
Kazandibi, Caramelized Milk Pudding
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