Preparation time: 20 mn
Cook time: 20 mn
Total time: 40 mn
1 and ½ stick unsalted butter at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
4Ts full somolina
2Ts full coconut powder
3 to 4 cups flour1Ts vanilla powder
1 ts baking powder
3 cups sugar
4 cups water
Juice of 1 lemon
1 egg yolk
2 to 3 drops water
Few almonds for decorations or peanuts
Sekerpare means “a piece of sweet” in Turkish. My Turkish friend passed me this recipe, very easy and tasty.
1- First we prepare the sirop by putting all the ingredients in a pan to boil. Let simmer for 5 mn, then turn off the heat and let cool.
2- In a large bowl, put the sugar, coconut and the softened butter.
3- Mix well with the spoon or the electric beater, then add the eggs one by one. Keep mixing.
4- Add the remaining ingredients. This time mix with spoon or use your hands. You may add flour if necessary.
5- Form small balls, the sise of walnut and put them in a non stick baking tray with high edges.
Make sure to leave enough space in the baking tray, as they expand during baking.
6- Make a little hole in the middle of each dough ball to put or push in the almond.
Repeat the operation for all the dough balls.
7- Mix the egg yolk with 2 to 3 drops of water, then brush the cookies with the egg mixter.
8- Preheat oven to 350 degres F, and bake the cookies for about 30 to 40 mn or until golden brown.
9- Pour the sirop on all the cookies, and let them absorb the sirop.
10- Let cool
Recipe by: LDS’s Mom