Baba Dessert

Sample Dishes from Turkish Cuisine

Baba Dessert (Baba Tatlısı)

Sugar3 1/2 cup600 gr
Water3 3/4 cup750 gr
Lemon juice2 teaspoon10 gr
Margarine1/3 cup65 gr
Flour2 1/3 cup250 gr
Dry yeast3/4 tablespoon5.5 gr
Sugar (powdered)3/4 teacup50 gr
Egg3 piece150 gr
Salt1/4 teaspoon1.5 gr
Whipping cream2 1/4 cup250 gr


Prepare syrup and set aside. Sift flour in a bowl. Make a hole in center. Combine yeast and 1/4 cup of warm water. Stir an dissolve. Place in center of flour. Cover with flour. Let stand for 10 minutes. Add eggs, sugar, salt and 3/4 cup of warm water, blending well. Reserve 1 1/2 tablespoons of margarine to grease muffın cups. Stir rest of melted margarine into batter; mix well. Beat with mixer for 5 minutes. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour until double. Drop 1 tablespoonful of batter into well greased muffın cups. Cover and let rise again for 55-60 minutes or until double. Bake in a moderate oven for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from cups. Drop baked babas into syrup in a large baking dish or pan. Cover and simmer for a few minutes over low heat, basting occasionally, until doubled in syrup. Remove from syrup. Arrange on a serving plate. Boil syrup gently over low heat for a few minutes until thick. Pour over babas and, cool. Make small splits with a knife in centers 2 1/2 cm ( 1 inch) deep. Fill 1 tablespoonful of whipped cream. Sprinkle with crushed pistachionuts. Serve at room temperature.

Servings: 12

Nutritional Value
(in approximately one serving)

Energy369 cal
Protein4,5 g
Fat8,4 g
Carbohydrates70,6 g
Calcium32 mg
Iron0,48 mg
Phosphorus59 mg
Zinc1 mg
Sodium75 mg
Vitamin A267 iu
Thiamine0,03 mg
Riboflavin0,07 mg
Niacin0,24 mg
Vitamin C0 mg
Cholesterol62 mg