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Sekerpare

This Sekerpare was more of a very sophisticated and elegant dessert than just a cookie. The cookies once baked, soaks up all the sugar and takes over a soft and melt in the mouth texture.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Festival Recipes, sweets
Cuisine: Turkish
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 12
Calories: 161kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup All-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup Semolina / Rava / Sooji
  • ¼ cup Sugar Fine
  • 5 tbsp Butter Softened
  • ¼ cup Yogurt
  • ½ tsp Baking powder
  • pinch Salt
  • to garnish Pistachios/almonds/walnuts
  • ¾ cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice

Instructions

  • Combine the sugar and the water in a saucepan and begin to heat them in low to medium heat.
  • Once the sugar melts and the syrup comes to a boil, add the lemon juice and let it boil for 5 minutes until it gets slightly syrupy.
  • Turn off the flame and let the syrup cool down entirely to room temperature.
  • In a bowl, add the softened butter and the sugar and mix until well combined. Now add the yogurt and mix well. I used my whisk to combine them.
  • Now add the semolina, flour, baking powder, and salt and mix together using your hands to form a dough. You may add a little bit more flour or yogurt to make a soft, nonsticky dough.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 F. Layer a baking tray with parchment.
  • Divide the dough into 12 equal balls and flatten them slightly with your hands and place them on the prepared tray.
  • Press an almond or pistachio on the cookie dough and bake them for about 25 minutes until they are slightly brown.
  • Remove the cookies on a tray and spoon the cool sugar syrup immediately over the warm cookies. Add all the sugar syrup and keep spooning the syrup on the cookies once in a while for a few times. In about an hour, you will notice that the cookies have absorbed all the syrup.
  • The Sekerpare store well outside for 2 to 3 days and can be refrigerated for a week.

Nutrition

Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 26mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 153IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg