Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Cheese Dessert

This dessert was invented in a small town in Turkey during Ottoman Empire era. It is still only produced in that little town. 

Note: You will have 30 of them with these ingredients. That could be served for 10 people.


  • 3/4 cup of semolina
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1 lb fresh mozzarella
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 dessertspoon baking powder
  • 4 cups of water
  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 1/4 lemon juice
  • Coconut (optional)


Take a large bowl mix semolina, flour,salt and baking powder in it, then add eggs and mozzarella. 

Knead it until it becomes a soft dough. 

Take very small pieces from the dough and make small balls. as they will rise when you cook them. 

Bake them at 400 F preheated oven about 30-40 minutes, until they are roasted. 

In the mean time to prepare syrup put water and sugar in a big pot and boil. When it boils add lemon juice and put cookies in it. Boil them about 5-10 minutes.

Your dessert is ready. You can serve them with coconut or whipped cream. Enjoy!