June 23, 2013

Istanbul. October, 2011

After a wonderful Black Sea cuisine lunch with Istanbul blogger Cenk, Jay and I went to a dessert shop he’d recommended to try the quince dessert available only at this time of year. On our way out, we saw this tray of another mysterious specialty. It looks like it might be some kind of noodle-based treat with waves of ground pistachio and “moments” of pomegranate seeds. Pretty, but what is it? Cenk, if you’re reading this, please tell us what this is, OK? Teşekkürler. [For Cenk's kind reply -- and recipe link! -- click on Comments below.]

1 comment:

  1. Hi Sandy! This is called Güllaç. It is prepared by soaking starch wafers in milk (sweetened and usually flavored with rose water) and layering them with chopped walnuts (or hazelnuts). Here's a recipe from my blog for anyone who is interested: http://goo.gl/Dcyci