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Eggless Turkish Sekerpare

Eggless Sekerpare is a soft cookie soaked in sugar syrup from Turkey. These are made with flour and semolina and soaked in sugar syrup.
Course Desserts, Snacks
Cuisine Turkish
By Cook Method Oven
Occasion Holiday Special
Dish Type Eggless Cookies
Author Srivalli

Ingredients

For the cookies

  • 1 & 1/4 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup Semolina /Rava / Sooji
  • 1/4 cup Sugar powdered
  • 5 tbsp Butter soft
  • 1/4 cup Curds /Yogurt
  • 1/ 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • A Pinch Salt
  • Almonds to garnish

For the syrup

  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice

Instructions

To make the sugar syrup:

  • In a saucepan, combine the sugar and the water, cook it in low to medium heat.
  • When 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 to room temperature.

To make the cookies:

  • In a mixing bowl, add the softened butter, sugar. Whisk with a mixer to beat well.
  • Next add the curds, continue to beat.
  • Pulse the semolina for couple of times, add to the bowl, beat again.
  • Next add the flour, baking powder and salt. Then add more flour to get a non sticky dough.
  • Preheat the oven to 185C. Line a baking tray with parchment.
  • Divide the dough to 12 equal balls and flatten them slightly with your hands and place them on the baking tray.
  • If you wish to garnish, press an almond on top. Bake the cookies for about 25 minutes until they are slightly brown.
  • Remove the cookies on a tray, spoon the cool sugar syrup over the warm cookies.
  • Add all the sugar syrup and keep spooning the syrup on the cookies couple of times, till all the syrup is used.
  • Let it dry away, the cookies would have absorbed all the syrup.
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