Kayısı Tatlısı (Turkey)
250g/8oz Turkish dried apricots/
1 cup water
juice of ½ lemon
4 tbsp sugar
kaymak or clotted cream to serve (approx ½ roll of kaymak)
flaked almonds or crushed pistachio nuts for garnish
- Soak the apricots overnight in cold water.
- Drain and reserve 1 cup of the water. Put the water in a pan with the apricots,
lemon juice and sugar. Boil gently for 10 minutes or until the syrup thickens,
taking care not to allow the apricots to become mushy.
- Allow to cool. Then split open the apricots and
stuff with a spoonful of the cream. Arrange on a serving dish facing up, spoon over
the syrup and sprinkle with either the pistachios or flaked almonds.
- I decided that I wanted to toast the almonds so quickly did exactly that in a small frying pan over medium heat.