Sultanic Delight: Vezir Parmağı (Vizier’s Finger Dessert)

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  • Yield: 20
  • Serving: 6
  • Prep time: 20 m
  • Cook time: 45 m
  • Ready in: 1::05 h
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Delve into the world of Ottoman-inspired desserts with Vezir Parmağı, or the “Vizier’s Finger.” This luscious treat, with its golden exterior and syrup-soaked interior, harks back to the grand feasts of ancient sultans. A harmonious blend of crispiness and sweetness, it’s an exquisite dessert to grace any table.


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  • Instructions

    1-Preparing the Syrup: In a saucepan, combine sugar and water. Boil for about 10 minutes, then add a few drops of lemon juice. Continue boiling for another 2-3 minutes, then set aside to cool.

  • 2-Dough Time: In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, yogurt, egg, melted butter, baking powder, and salt. Knead until you have a soft, non-sticky dough.

  • 3-Shaping: Take small pieces of the dough and roll them into oval shapes, similar to a finger (hence the name). Make sure they're not too thick, as they'll puff up when fried.

  • 4-Fry it Up: In a deep frying pan, heat the oil. Once hot, fry the dough pieces until they're golden brown on all sides.

  • 5-Soak in Syrup: After frying, immediately immerse the "fingers" in the cooled syrup for about 10-15 minutes, ensuring they're well-soaked.

  • 6-Serve with Flair: Once soaked, place them on a serving plate and sprinkle with ground pistachios or walnuts if desired.

  • Conclusion

    Vezir Parmağı is a testament to the rich culinary heritage of the Ottoman era. Each bite, crisp yet tenderly soaked in syrup, transports you to a world of palatial banquets and timeless flavors. Serve it at your next gathering and let the tales of ancient feasts come alive!

Smart Tips

  • Perfect Syrup: Ensure your syrup has cooled down before immersing the fried dough. This helps achieve the right texture and sweetness.

  • Consistent Frying: Fry in batches and avoid crowding the pan. This ensures even browning.

  • Freshness Matters: For the best taste and texture, consume Vezir Parmağı on the same day it's made.

  • Aesthetic Appeal: Consider adding a drop of rose or orange blossom water to the syrup for an additional layer of aroma and a touch of traditional flair.

  • Serving Companion: While Vezir Parmağı is delicious on its own, pairing it with a cup of Turkish tea or coffee can enhance the overall experience.

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