Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Kabak Tatlisi with Kaymak

Autum is pumpkin time.  Turkish sweet pumpkin with cream and walnuts.


I bought a nutmeg pumkin - Muscade pumpkin - some days ago. I was looking for ideas how to prepare it and found a YT video with a cooking sequence. Pumkin sweet style. This is a traditional autum dish made in all Turkish households and can be made for dinner parties in large quantities.


recipe for 2:
250 g peeled nutmeg pumpkin
5 cloves
1 cinnamnon
2 heaped tbsp sugar
1 orange
1 lemon
3 tbsp Kaymak or Mascarpone
30 g walnuts

Peel the pumpkin and cut it into 1 inch slices. Use a medium pot und place some of the pieces in, sprinkle with some sugar. Place the others on top and add more sugar. Get a lid on and let it sit 60 minutes minimum or even over night.
The liquid that comes out is the cooking liquid. Just add cloves, cinnamon, orange and lemon juice.
On low heat let it cook until soft. Get the pumpkin pieces out and fish out the spices. Reduce the liquid to a syrup and cool it down.


Serve the pumpkin with Kaymak or Mascarpone, some walnuts and the syrup.

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