Golden Drops: Tulumba Tatlısı (Turkish Churro-Like Syrupy Dessert)

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  • Yield: 4
  • Serving: 10
  • Prep time: 20 m
  • Cook time: 50 m
  • Ready in: 1:10 h
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Dive into the rich world of Turkish desserts, and you’ll be enamored by Tulumba Tatlısı. These golden, crispy treats, soaked in fragrant syrup, share a kinship with churros but carry their own unique flavor profile. A staple in celebrations and feasts, Tulumba is a symphony of taste and texture, promising a delightful crunch followed by a sweet, syrupy softness.


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  • Instructions

    1-Syrup Preparation: In a saucepan, combine sugar, water, and lemon juice. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat, letting it simmer for 10 minutes until slightly thickened. Add vanilla extract if using. Set aside to cool.

  • 2-Dough Creation: In another saucepan, bring water and butter to a boil. Once the butter melts, reduce heat to low and add flour and salt. Stir vigorously until the mixture forms a ball. Remove from heat and let it cool for a few minutes.

  • 3-Incorporating Eggs: Beat in the eggs, one at a time, ensuring each is well incorporated before adding the next. The dough should be smooth and glossy by the end.

  • 4-Frying: Heat the oil in a deep fryer or a large, deep saucepan. Transfer the dough into a pastry bag fitted with a star nozzle. Pipe out 3-inch long pieces directly into the hot oil, cutting them with scissors. Fry until golden brown, making sure to turn them for even coloring.

  • 5-Syrup Soak: Once fried, remove the Tulumba from the oil, draining excess oil on paper towels. While they're still hot, immerse them into the cooled syrup for about 15 minutes. This allows the syrup to penetrate well, making them juicy and sweet.

  • 6-Serving: After soaking, place them on a serving platter and let them sit for a while to allow the excess syrup to drip off. They can then be garnished with ground pistachios or simply enjoyed as they are.

  • Conclusion

    Tulumba Tatlısı is a dance of contrasts, where the crispy exterior meets a syrup-soaked soft interior, offering a delightful play on the palate. It's a dessert that has graced Turkish tables for centuries, proving that some things are timeless. Enjoy this sweet journey into history, and may your moments be as golden as these treats.

Smart Tips

  • Consistency Check: The dough should be neither too thick nor too runny. It should hold its shape when piped but still have a slight shine.

  • Temperature Matters: Ensure the syrup is cool when soaking the hot Tulumba. This helps in achieving the right texture and sweetness.

  • Frying Tip: Don’t overcrowd the frying pan. This ensures even frying and prevents the oil temperature from dropping too much.

  • Freshness: Tulumba is best enjoyed fresh. If storing, keep in a cool place but avoid refrigerating as it can affect the texture.

  • Syrup Alternative: For a different flavor profile, consider adding a cinnamon stick or a couple of cloves to the syrup while boiling. Just remember to remove them before soaking the Tulumba.

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