Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Turkish Sweets

For anyone who has a serious sweet tooth like me, sampling some of the local sweets and pastries is a must in Turkey. I like to think of it as a healthy dose of sugar for your soul. A trip to Turkey is not complete without a taste! 

Afiyet Olsun!

Dates (left)Chocolate (middle), and Turkish Delight (right) 
Courtesy of our generous dinner hosts in Konya, Turkey  

Ashure (Noah's Pudding)
Pudding with Grains, Fruits & Nuts
Neat tidbit: The name "Noah's Pudding" comes from the biblical Noah's Ark. When the Ark arrived in Northern Turkey, Noah's family decided to celebrate with a special dish. However, since they had very few supplies left, they cooked whatever food remained (grains, fruits, nuts) in one pot. And voila, the makings of Noah's pudding! 

Almond Ice Cream sprinkled with Pistachio
Specially made ice cream for the Turkish Parliament 

Ladybug Chocolate & Almond Cake
(Not exactly a typical Turkish dessert, but I couldn't resist showing you)
Before and...

... After.
We came, We ate, We conquered.

A Turkish staple!
Pistachio bits layered in between flaky goodness and soaked in honey.

And the many things you can create with it :)
Eat your heart (or face) out, Obama! 

1 comment:

  1. hahahahaha love the lady bug, and Obama, and turkish delight... damn I want it all :D