Sample Dishes from Turkish Cuisine

Gullac (Güllaç)

Walnuts (chopped)1 cup100 gr
Sugar1 1/3 cup240 gr
Milk7 1/2 cup1.5 kg
Güllaç (ready made)10 piece250 gr
Pomegranate 1/2 small size100 gr


Combine ground walnuts and 3 tablespoons of sugar. Cut each pastry sheet into half. Scald milk. Add sugar; stir until sugar is dissolved. Dip each pastry sheet in scalded milk. Spoon 1/2 tablespoon of fılling in center. Bring edges together over fılling, making plaits to give rose like effect. Arrange in a serving dish. Pour rest of milk over. Cover and cool. Sprinkle with pomegranate seeds. Chill and serve.

Servings: 10

Nutritional Value
(in approximately one serving)

Energy235 cal
Protein30,2 g
Fat9,3 g
Carbohydrates33,3 g
Calcium193 mg
Iron0,51 mg
Phosphorus181 mg
Zinc1 mg
Sodium76 mg
Vitamin A311 iu
Thiamine0,09 mg
Riboflavin0,23 mg
Niacin0,27 mg
Vitamin C1 mg
Cholesterol17 mg

Regional Characteristics:

Güllaç is produced commercially from a mixture of starch, flour and milk in small shops or bakeries and marketed in dried forms. It is sold in this dried form of thin circular, crisp wafers packed in layers. Almonds, pistachionuts, hazelnuts can be substituted for walnuts.