Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Turkish Delight Cake

My first attempt to make Turkish Delight was failed. So I have used it as an ingredient to make cake and it turned out to be a very good one.


  • 2 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups of brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups of water 
  • 1 dessertspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoon starch
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of roasted hazelnut
  • 3/4 cup of vegetable/canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or powdered vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar


In a small pan roast starch until it changes its colour. 

Take a large pot and put water, sugar and brown sugar in it.When it starts to boil add starch and vinegar. You need to mix it continuously when you are adding starch in order to have a smooth mixture. When all ingredients are mixed well, lower the heat and cook it about one hour. 

After one hour add roasted and crushed hazelnuts (you can buy roasted hazelnuts but I prefer to roast myself) and put it in a large bowl and wait until it gets cold. 

Add eggs to the mixture and after beating it add oil vanilla extract and cocoa powder and beat again. Lastly add flour and baking powder with the help of a strainer. 

Pour the mixture in a cake pan and bake it in 375 F preheated oven about 30-40 minutes. To understand if it is baked stick a toothpick in it and take it off. If it is clean, cake is baked well.  Enjoy!

Sunday, November 9, 2014


The name of this dessert has an interesting story. A Turkish men came to home from a long military service without prior notice to his wife. His wife decided to make a dessert for him and she made up something with whatever she has at home. Then she serve to his husband and asked if he found the dessert nice. So, her question became the name of dessert she made up.  I do not know if the story is real or not, but the one thing I know that it is a delicious dessert.


  • 1 cup of semolina
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of grated fresh mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (5/8 stick)


Take a pan add butter and heat it. After butter melts add semolina and cook it until it become brown. In a medium pot put water, sugar and milk and boil.

After it boils add it to semolina mixture and cook slowly by adding grated mozzarella. When mozzarella melts you can take it from the heat.

You can serve it with ice cream or Turkish clotted cream. To make Turkish clotted cream put 2 cups of half half cream in a glass pan, add a little whole milk. Put boiling water in a pot and place glass pan on the pot. Simmer it about 8-10 hours. Take it from the heat and wait until it gets cold and put it in the fridge. It should be ready next day. Enjoy!