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Friday, October 08, 2010

Butternut Squash Balls

(Kaymakli Kabak Toplari)

Butternut Squash Balls
500gr butternut squash
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tbsp water
12-14 social tea biscuits, use thin ones or Turkish Ulker or Eti Petit Beurre, crushed

Thick Turkish Cream (Kaymak)
Crushed pistachio nuts

Cut the squash in chunks a bit larger than bite-size. Place them in a large pot. Add the sugar and water. Cook on low-medium heat until all the water evaporates without the lid on. Mashed it with the wooden spoon. Add the crushed biscuits, mix. Grab some dough the size of a little ball and make a ball and place it on your palm. Use your other hand's small finger to make a hole at the center. Put 1/2 tsp Turkish Thick Cream in it. Then slowly close the top. Roll the balls in the crushed pistachio nuts.



At 2:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What an interesting appetizer or a dessert maybe. I've never heard of it:)Looks so delicious!What region does it come from?


At 2:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello. Since i ve never seen butternut squash in my country-eastern europe, I was wondering what I could use for this great dish instead of one?

At 11:16 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Ann,
I've posted so many recipes without giving any information about their
region. Because it is very hard to say which region they belong.
So this is one of them:)

At 11:43 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

You could use carrot instead of Butternut Squash:)


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