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Shredded Dough String Dessert with Walnuts / Tel Kadayif Tatlisi

There are a variety of delicacies generally desserts you can prepare with kadayif. Such as stuffed kadayif, kunefe which is also well known and even kadayif with pudding called the paradise dessert. The most common one is this String Kadayif

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Baked Pastry Rolls with Pastrami / Fırında Paçanga Böreği

This is one of my favourite boreks; Baked Pastry Rolls with Pastrami / Fırında Paçanga Böreği. Traditionally it is prepared fried. Know that I have tried and tested several times the baked version I hope to prepare it more often.

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Sweet Cheese Pastry / Kunefe

Kunefe originates from Lebanon. Many soldiers were sent to Yemen near to the end of the Ottoman Empire to end some riots in the area.  Yemen is a country located on the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula. On the

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Bread with Feta Cheese and Parsley / Maydanozlu Peynirli Ekmek

Some treats are so granted, plain and easy I hesitate to post them. On the other hand I have always loved to have these bread slices when I was a child and now I prepare it for my own kids.

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Wedding Soup with Lamb Meat / Kuzu etli Dugun Corbasi

This is the Wedding Soup. As the name implies it is a rich soup with meat in it. Traditionally the meat is supposed to be lamb and from the middle neck part. For those that do not prefer lamb meat

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Orzo Pilaf with Vegetables / Sebzeli Sehriye Pilavi

Orzo is a very common thing and always available in Turkish kitchens. They come in various shapes. These are the most common. You can also find ones that are thin, star or heart shaped. There are ones that are also

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Sultan’s Delight / Hunkar Begendi

This is definitely a dish with a story behind it. There are several versions of it. I like the first one, but it is upto the history experts to decide: – In 1867 the then Sultan Abdulaziz visited Emperor Napoleon

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Pasta Couscous / Kuskus Makarna

This is so easy to prepare and yet so delicious. Whenever I cook this it is finished so quickly, no left overs at all. As couscous is sold next to pasta one might go ahead and cook it like a

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Semolina Helva/Irmik Helva

This light dessert has been around for more than many 100 years among Turks. It was very common during the Ottoman Empire too. It has been and still is a custom to prepare it when someone in the household passes

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Turkish Ravioli / Manti

I confess: as I live in Istanbul and ready made-quite delicious dumplings are sold in almost every market, I hardly ever prepare them myself. However I managed to spare some time and here is the recipe. The only bad thing

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