Gül Surubu (Rose Syrup)

Ingredients Rose petals 15-20 petals Poppy petals (red) 5-6 petals Citric acid (powdered) 2 teaspoons Water 4 cups Sugar 1 1/2 cups Water 6 cups Directions For extract : Rinse and drain petals.Remove white parts of rose, and dark parts of poppy petals. Place in a jar. Add citric acid and water. Cover and let stand for 1-1 1/2 month. […]

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Turkish coffee – Turk Kahvesi

Ingredients 1 tbsp Sugar 3/4 cup Water 1 tbsp Pulverized Coffee 1 Cardamon Pod Directions 1 Combine water and sugar in an ibrik or small saucepan. 2 Bring to a boil; then remove from heat and add coffee and cardamon. 3 Stir well and return to heat. 4 When coffee foams up, remove form heat and let grounds settle. 5 […]

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Boza (a beverage made of fermented millet)

Ingredients 2 kg. bulgur (boiled and pounded wheat) 250 gr. bread yeast 1/2 kg. granulated sugar Directions Boza is the favourite drink of particularly cold winter nights, and is sold by the boza sellers as they walk around the streets. Boza sellers who frighten the children with their deep voices are traditional characters of old Istanbul. Clean the stalks and […]

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