Since I was telling you about old Turkish history in the previous posts (links below), why not learn how to make a Turkish dessert? And since Turkish cuisine and Arabic cuisine are so similar and on many occasions borrowing from one another, why not make a dessert that is shared between the two cuisines?
This decadent dessert is known as Tulumba in Turkey and is one also famous all over the Middle East as “Balah il Sham”. In Arabic the name literally means “Dates of Syria” perhaps in reference to it first appearing in Syria (very close to Turkey) then moving on to the rest? Not quite sure, but the name certainly suggests a strong tie between this dessert and Syria.
These mini choros-like tubes of fried dough, drenched in sugar syrup look great on a dessert buffet as well as served stacked on a cake stand. Make some and serve your family and friends (occasionally) and enjoy this very very sweet tooth!