Sugar Balls with Syrup

Sample Dishes from Turkish Cuisine

Sugar Balls with Syrup (Şekerpare)

Sugar1 cup180 grams
Water1 cup200 grams
Lemon juice1 teaspoon5 grams
Egg150 grams
Icing sugar1 tablespoon5 grams
Margarine2/3 cup130 grams
Flour2 ¼ cup250 grams
Salt¼ teaspoon1 grams
Soda½ teaspoon1 grams
Vanilla½ teaspoon1 grams
Lemon rind2 teaspoons10 grams
Almonds (uncrushed)1 tablespoon15 grams


Put the sugar and water in a saucepan, boil for 5 minutes, add the lemon juice and boil for another minute or two and turn off the heat. Melt the margarine and cool until semi -stiff. Break the egg in a bowl, add the icing sugar and beat for 5 minutes. Add the melted margarine and beat for another 2-3 minutes. Mix together flour, salt, soda, lemon rinds and vanilla, then gradually add to the beaten egg mixture and make a dough. Divide the dough into walnut size balls and press a blanched almond into the center of each piece. Place them on a baking pan about 2 cm. apart. Bake for approximately 30 minutes until golden brown in a pre-heated moderate oven. Remove from the oven and pour the cold syrup over them at once. When cooled, transfer to a service dish.

Servings: 6

Nutritional Value
(in approximately one serving)

Energy446 cal
Protein6.3 g
Fat19.7 g
Carbohydrates61.9 g
Calcium113 mg
Iron0.68 mg
Phosphorus94 mg
Zinc1 mg
Sodium211 mg
Vitamin A456 iu
Thiamine0.04 mg
Riboflavin0.06 mg
Niacin0.51 mg
Vitamin C- mg
Cholesterol42 mg