7th BSEC Month of Culture
1-30 November 2023
Gastronomy - Republic of Türkiye
In Afyonkarahisar, Ekmek kadayıfı (Ekmek kataif, Ekmek kataifi) is one of the most famous desserts. Made with a special kind of dehydrated bread soaked in sugar syrup, this delicious sweet is traditionally prepared for family feasts or religious celebrations.
It is believed that ekmek kadayıfı originated in Afyonkarahisar, but today this popular sweet is part of the menus of numerous restaurants and patisseries across the country.
It is a simple, yet bountiful dessert, topped with thick Turkish clotted cream called kaymak, and it is served sprinkled with either roughly crushed pistachios or walnuts. For those who like their desserts to be a little lower on the sweet scale, the sugar syrup can be flavored with lemon juice which adds a nice hint of fresh tartness to this heavily sweetened bread pudding.
Let ekmek kadayıfı cools down. Then, kaymak can be served.
Sources & photographs taken from: https://www.tasteatlas.com/ekmek-kadayifi
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