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Sweets of ~ Kazakhstan

Sweets of ~ Kazakhstan

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Samsa - walnut, phyllo, butter and honey pastry.

  • Barbara Berry
    Barbara Berry

    Yum! I hope to try these.

Shelpek are sweet baked desert that is made of flour, eggs, butter, sugar and cream, yeast, and maybe water in some recipes.

Damdy-Nan (flat-cakes)

Çäkçäk, or sheck-sheck, is made from unleavened dough cut and rolled into strips, which are then deep-fried in oil. Optionally hazelnuts or dried fruits are added to the mixture. The fried strips are stacked in a mound in a special mold and drenched with hot honey. After cooling and hardening, çäkçäk may be optionally decorated with hazelnuts and dried fruits.

Baursaki are a variety of doughnut-like pastries from Kazakhstan. They consist of fried dough, and are shaped into either spheres or triangles. The dough consists of flour, yeast, milk, eggs, margarine, salt, sugar, and fat. Baursaki is often eaten alongside Chorba.