North Cyprus
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North Cyprus Cousine - Desserts and Pastiries

Ekmek Kadayifi

Ekmek Kadayifi is one of the popular sweets in Cyprus which looks like a syrup-soaked sponge.

Ingredients

1 ready made Ekmek Kadayifi
6 cups of water
5 cups of sugar
500 gr Cottage Cheese (Nor Peyniri)
1 tablespoon of rose-water
Almonds and/or walnuts

Preparation

In a large pot, combine the water, sugar and rose-water and stir the mixture to the boil until it reaches syrup consistency. Seperate the two layers of the Ekmek kadayifi and pour some of this syrup on each layer enough to soften them. Top the lower layer with crumbled cottage cheese, finely chopped almonds/walnuts, a pinch of sugar and cinnamon and cover it with the upper layer of the Ekmek Kadayifi. Cook the prepared kadayif in low heat while periodically pouring the rest of the syrup on it with a tablespon until all the syrup is absorbed. Let it cool in the refrigerator before serving.

References
Albrecht, M. (1994), Turkish Cypriot and Mediterranean Cookery, Havellia Publishing, London.
Salaman, R., (1991), The Cooking of Greece and Turkey, Sainsbury Cookbooks, London.

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