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

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Turkish Cake & Cookie Recipes

18/02/10: Raisin-Walnut Cake (Uzumlu-Cevizli Kek).
24/09/09: Carrot Cake (Havuclu Kek).
26/07/09: Kurabiye .
28/04/09: Chocolate Pudding Covered Cake (Cukulatali Puding Kaplamali Kek).
22/02/09: Raisin-Sugar Cookies (Uzumlu-Toz Sekerli Kurabiye).
11/10/08: Mushroom Cookies (Mantar Kurabiye).
29/06/08: Turkish Almond Cookies (Acibadem Kurabiyesi).
12/02/08: Chocolate Pear Pie (Armutlu Cikolatali Tart).
17/10/07: Orange Biscuits (Portakalli Biskuvi).
17/06/07: Lemon Cake (Limonlu Kek).
06/05/07: Apple Pie (Elmali Tart).
04/04/07: Orange Cake (Portakalli Kek).
22/02/07: Turkish Shortbread (Un Kurabiyesi).
28/01/07: Spinach Cake (Ispanakli Kek).
19/11/06: Black Eye Cookies (Karagoz).
30/08/06: Mosaic Cake (Mozaik Pasta).
27/11/05: Chestnut Cake (Kestaneli Pasta).
05/06/05: Cherry Jello Dessert (Joleli Pasta).


At 10:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Binnur, I lost my sister-in-law's lemon cake recipe and my daughter has requested it for her birthday which is next week. I remember some of the ingredients: yogurt,eggs,flour,baking power or soda? oil, and lemon zest. I don't remember the measurements. Maybe you have a similar recipe that you can post. My husband and kids love it! My version is to bake it in a bunt pan and then filling the hole with fresh fruit. Then I make a lemon glaze with powered sugar, water and lemon juice that I drizzel over the top. Thanks for all your great recipes! My family loves all the recipes that I have tried so far. My daughter even made a little song for you...."What's for dinner? Ask Binnur?"

At 10:09 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Tammy:)
Thank you for the nice comment. I loved the song that your daughter
sings...please give her my best wishes for her birthday:) I only have one Lemon cake recipe. It might be the same as the one you had or not:) I understand you need it this coming week. That's why I am just writing it here for you. Your version seems so presentable and delicious:) I use whipped cream for top:)

6 egg whites
1/2 cup sugar

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
6 egg yolks
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp lemon zest
1 cup yogurt
3 cups flour (cake flour would be better)
1 tsp baking soda
1 pinch salt

Mix the egg whites and 1/2 cup sugar until it's fluffy. Put aside.
Mix the butter, sugar, egg yolks, lemon juice, lemon zest and yogurt
in another cup. Slowly add the flour, baking soda and salt and mix.
Gently add egg whites in the sugar mixture and fold it. Pour it into
an oiled mold. Preheat oven to 400 F and bake until a toothpick comes
out clean.

I hope this helps:)

At 3:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merhaba Binnur abla,
Sana tekrar yazalim dedik cunku canimiz elmali turta istedi. Eger tarifi varsa yayinlar misin?

Ingiltere'den Sevgilerimizle,
Gokhan ve Charlotte.

At 10:20 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Merhaba Gokhan ve Charlotte,
Tabi sizin icin elmali turta yapip en kisa zamanda yayinlayacagim:0
Ben de sizlere Toronto'dan en en icten sevgilerimi yolluyorum, kendinize iyi bakin:)

At 12:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merhaba Binnur,
I just discovered your website by chance last week and I think it's great! I am so impressed about your variety. No more worries about what to cook anymore. Thank you. Dear Binnur, I love to bake and am very good at it. However, I have been trying for years to create the perfect "Peynirli Kek" and never found the right recipe. You know the one that looks and feels like a cake and don't have a wet look when you cut it? The recipes with yogurt instead of milk sounds good. Do you or any of your talented readers have any recipe that I can use and finally accomplish this goal? If you do can you provide the measurements for Canada? Also what is the right amount of flour in "CUP" for "1 su bardagi" and what is the "gr. or cup" for "1 kucuk paket margarin"?
I appreciate your time, my best wishes and thank you,

At 10:05 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Jan,
Thank you:) I am going to post Peynirli Kek recipe in the future:)
On the right of the website there is a "Measurements" section. You will find all the answers you ask. 1 kucuk paket margarin, I believe, could be 125 gr?

At 9:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Binnur,

Do you recipe for the salt mahleb black seed cookies my old neighboor from Gazianteb used to make it?

Also do you have the recipe for pismaniye?

Thank you very much

At 12:13 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

We use Mahlep for so many different kinds of pastries. I am not sure which one you are asking for. Try this recipe;

At 7:35 PM, Anonymous Jennifer said...

Hi Binnur
Do you have a recipe for mantarli kurabiye? The ones that are made with cornstarch instead of flour? I raelly love them but I couldn't decipher the recipe from my Turkish friends, my Turkce just isn't that good!

At 10:29 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Jeniffer,
Yes, I have a recipe for Mantar Kurabiye:) I am going to post it in the future.

At 9:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I just found your site yesterday and really like that you have all these recipes in English, I was looking for a simple basic chocolate cake. I know the consistency of it is different from the cakes here in the USA. Do you have one that you can post?

At 9:16 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

I am going to post in the future more cake recipes includes chocolate cake.

At 1:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sort of in a rush for a chocolate cake recipe do you know when you plan to post one?

At 12:03 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

I am not sure yet.

At 1:28 PM, Anonymous nina said...

arakdasim manta kurabiyenin tarifini istedi ama ingilizceye ceviremedim ingilizce olarak tarifini gonderebilirmisin sagol ingiltereden selamlar

At 1:43 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Tarif gondermiyorum. Mantar Kurabiye tarifi yakinda yayinlanacaklar listesinde:)

At 3:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Binnur, I wanted to know if u could tell me how to make the turkish baklava (in a cigar shape), what would i use for the filling and how would i make the syrup?? i have tried a wet/syrupy baklava before, but want to try one that was a little dryer...please help thanks.

At 6:44 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Emma,
I've posted some desserts recipes with the syrup. Please check the Dessert Recipes section on the right side of my blog. You can always use less amount of syrup for the desserts:)I am going to more in the future:)
Take care,

At 5:20 PM, Blogger Christina said...

Hello! This site is amazing! I just returned from living in Istanbul-I can't wait to make these recipes so I can relive my time there. I am curious about ay çoreği recipes. They were my favorite treat. Çok teşekkür ederim Bınnur!

At 5:45 AM, Anonymous Anka said...

Hi,Merheba Binnur
I am from Pakistan. I want one of your best chocolate cake reipes.Me my family love it but sometimes my cake becomes less soft.I want it to be perfect.Please help me with this.Teşekkürler Binnur!

At 1:44 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Anka,
I didn't post it yet. I am going to post it in the future:)
If the cake you bake is not soft, try to put a little bit less amount of flour.

At 11:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW thankyou so much, this website really helps me with a food assingment i have. I love turkish so when we go to pick a country Turkey was the first one that came to my mind. Now i've found your website i might try to make some of these recipes, thanks again :)

At 8:41 PM, Blogger pinghioiu said...

merhaba is a pleasure to find your site.i am so happy because my boyfriend is from turkey and now,thanks to you,i can cook many cakes from his are great.görüşürüz..

At 5:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was great to find this site.
I went to visit Turkey last
November and now facinated with
Turkish food ...
I had something like a soft
cookie, some stuffing of walnut ..
syrus was poured over ...
kind of oval shape ... brown color
Dont know the name and want to find out how to make it ...

Thanks a lot.

At 11:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi. I love your website. one of my Turkish colleagues made a syrup cake on Eid ul Fitr which was absolutely yummy. I dont remember the name but it was a syrup cake with black poppy seeds and a light green colour topped with sweetened fresh cream. Wondering if you would be able to match a recipe to my rather sketchy description. would love to try and bake it myself



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