In this video,you will learn how to make quick and easy Turkish Şekerpare dessert.These sweet cookies are made from semolina.If you have a sweet tooth,you should give this semolina cookies a try.Şekerpare is one of the most popular desserts in Turkish cuisine.Follow our directions to make the best and easiest Shekerpare.There is an important rule to make the best Şekerpare.Make sure that Şekerpare cookies are hot (freshly baked) and the syrup is warm.
First of all,make a syrup to pour over Sekerpare cookies.For the syrup: Pour 2.5 cups of water in a cooking pot and add 2.5 cups of sugar.Cook them with mixing.Once it starts to boil,squeeze 1/4 of lemon and add in the syrup ,mix and let it cools down.
Meanwhile make Şekerpare cookies.Transfer the butter in bowl and add the powdered sugar,vegetable oil,eggs,vanilla sugar,coconut flakes and semolina.Keep mixing/kneading with adding flour and baking powder.Make a dough of earlobe consistency.Roll into balls and flatten them a bit.add a teaspoon of olive oil to egg yolk to give shine.We formed then into 2 different shapes.Brush them with the egg yolk and using a fork shape the top of cookies.Put a nut on the centre of other cookies.
Bake at 180C(360F) for 20-25 mins or until golden brown.Once you remove the cookies from oven,pour the warm syrup and it is ready to serve,enjoy!
-Ingredients for Şekerpare Cookies
100 g of Butter
100 ml of Vegetable Oil
2 Cups of Flour
3 Tbsp of Powdered Sugar
2 Tbsp of Coconut Flakes
2 Tbsp of Semolina
1 Pck of Baking Powder
1 Pck of Vanilla Sugar
-Ingredients for The Syrup
2.5 Cups of Sugar
2.5 Cups of Water
1 egg for brushing
Nuts and Pistachios for Decoration