Binnur's Turkish Cookbook - Delicious, healthy and easy-to-make Ottoman & Turkish recipes

Monday, March 08, 2010

Lohusa Sherbet

(Lohusa Şerbeti)

Lohusa Sherbet
3 cups water
3/4 cup sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
4 cloves
5 drops of red food colour

Place all the ingredients in a medium cooking pot. Turn the heat down to medium-low and bring to boil.

Turn off the heat after the sweet smell of cinnamon and cloves was spread into the house. Serve it as hot in the winter or after cooling in the fridge in the summer.

Childbirth Sherbet is a traditional Turkish sorbet at birth, served hot or cold depending on the season. It is sent to the homes of the relatives and friends and also offered to the guests. It is served with walnuts on the side.

To indicate the sex of the baby, red ribbon is tied to the throat of a pitcher if it is a boy, or a red painted fine muslin is tied to the mouth part of the pitcher if it is a girl:)

It is advised that the new mother should drink it as much as possible since it increases lactation and makes it more tasteful.



At 3:19 PM, Anonymous danielle said...

A silly question but what do u mean (cloves) I'm with a turkish man and we just had a child so I'm at home and not working so would like to try some receipe out instead of cooking english food all the time :)

At 8:15 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Here you can find information about the clove;
Clove means 'karanfil' in Turkish:)

At 7:30 PM, Anonymous Sureyya said...

My husband side is from Adana and they make something called kaynar. It's also something served to your guests after birth. It's a sweet drink served hot and it's named kaynar because you have to boil it alot. When served you place crushed cerviz and cinnamon on top.


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