Turkish Salep

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Ingredients

5 cups cold milk
1 tablespoon salep
1 cup of tea sugar
1 cinnamon

Nutritional information

178
Energy
10.7 g
Protein
293
Calories
4 g
Fats
161.5 mg
Sodium
0.2 g
Sugar

Turkish Salep

Cuisine:
  • 30 m
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Directions

‘Salep’ is a rich and delicious drink made with hot milk and sugar that’s thickened with a special flour made from the tubers of the wild orchid plant.

Once harvested, the tubers are washed, boiled, dried and then pounded into a fine flour that gives the drink a unique, earthy flavor and creamy texture.

Milk and sugar are cooked together with this flour until it becomes thick and rich. Once the hot milk is thickened, each mug is sprinkled with generous amounts of cinnamon and consumed piping hot. There’s nothing better than a steaming mug of ‘salep’ on a cold winter day.

Different versions of ‘salep’ are common throughout eastern Europe and the Middle East, especially in countries that were once part of the Ottoman empire. ‘Salep’ also became popular beyond the borders of the empire a long time before tea and coffee were the norms.

It’s even said that a version of ‘salep’ made with orchids native to the British isles was served in English tea rooms during the 17th and 18th centuries.

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Steps

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Pour the milk, salep and sugar in a deep braiser

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Boil the milk at the middle heat by mixing continuously until thickening the milk

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Mix all of them until boiling

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After boiling, pour it to glasses

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Pour some cinnamon over it

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It is ready to serve. Enjoy your drink.

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