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balah el sham, or Turkish tulumba with honey



balah el sham, or Turkish tulumba with honey

Hello everyone,

What do I like these little delicacies of oriental cuisine known as: balah el sham, or tulumba turkish with honey, which means in French: dates from Syria (may peace reign and return to this beautiful country). This delicacy is called that because each piece is almost the size of a date.

Balah el sham, or tulumba turkish with honey in fact is a delicacy prepared with choux pastry, fried in a very hot oil bath, then dipped in honey. Although these little cakes look a lot like the Algerian zlabia el banana, but the two pastries are different, because the zalbia el banana is crispy on the outside and melting on the inside, we bite into a zalbia, but balah el sham is super fondant, just a nice, thin, slightly crunchy layer, and the rest is endlessly fondant. Do not think that you are going to stop at one room!!!…

By following the recipe, you will have a nice amount of balah el sham, or Turkish tulumba, I advise you if you are not numerous, not to immerse all your cakes in the syrup. Keep the rest of the cakes in an airtight box, and when you want to eat them, place the desired quantity in a preheated oven for a few minutes, then dip in the honey, and the cakes will keep their flavors and deliciousness, as if you have just baked. cook them.

With this recipe, I participate in the game: recipe around an ingredient # 5 honey a game that I launched with Samar from the blog my culinary inspirations. For the 5th round it is Isabella from the blog who was elected godmother, and and she chose honey as the star ingredient of this round.

Previous rounds:

Round # 1: Orange, chosen by samar and Soulef, Round # 2: almond, chosen by Asia, Round # 3: coconut milk, chosen by Delphine, Round # 4: pineapple, chosen by Christine, Round # 5: honey, chosen by Isabella

balah el sham, or Turkish tulumba with honey
balah el sham, or Turkish tulumba with honey

balah el sham, or Turkish tulumba with honey

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Preparation time 20 min

Cooking time 10 min

Total time 30 min

  • 250 ml water
  • 50 gr butter
  • 50 gr vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • vanilla to taste I added the caramel extract
  • 200 gr plain flour
  • 1 vs a tablespoon of sugar

for the syrup:

  • honey diluted in a little water and flavored with lemon zest.
  • In a large saucepan, combine water, sugar, oil and butter over low heat until boiling
  • Sieve the flour, and add it all at once to the butter-water mixture, while stirring with a wooden spoon until the dough comes away from the pan, then remove from the heat.
  • Let this dough cool for at least 30 minutes. then place it in the bowl of your food processor
  • Add the eggs one at a time, while mixing, until the dough becomes homogeneous
  • do the same with the second and the 3rd egg.
  • place the dough in a piping bag with a fluted tip
  • heat in an oil bath, and cut with scissors small sausages 5 cm long while plunging them directly into the oil.
  • Drain and plunge into the syrup immediately

balah el sham, or Turkish tulumba with honey

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And here is the list of the other participants in this round around the “honey” take a jump to see all their delights:

  1. Isabella: Biscotti with saffron, honey, pine nuts and walnuts
  2. Nani’s kitchen: Brioche with fermented milk and honey
  3. Michelle: Honeycomb buns
  4. Amalia: Honey and curry pork chop
  5. Chrystel: Light apple muffins / honey / soy milk
  6. Virginia Moreau: Chicken with paprika and honey
  7. Asia: Red Fruit and Honey Sorbet
  8. Christine: Chicken with tomato, honey and thyme WW
  9. samar: Makrout with honey
  10. Virginia: Biscotti with honey and walnuts
  11. Sarah: Syrian Donut El Aouama
  12. Natalie: Honey, goat cheese, spinach and pine nut tart
  13. Francoise: Almond and honey tart
  14. Soussou: Balah el sham, oriental honey pastry
  15. Aurelie: Ginger beer with pomegranate and honey
  16. Gaelle : Homemade flavored honey
  17. Corinne: Chicken tagine with figs and eggplant
  18. Celine: Honey and lemon thyme mini-cakes
  19. Amal: Cake with pine nuts and honey

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