Salep

Salep

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Eat Istanbul
Serves
2
Photographer
David Loftus

Salep is a fine flour made from ground orchid roots and used for a popular thick and warming drink with milk and sugar throughout Turkey and Greece. True salep is expensive, so beware of imitations made with the addition of cornflour.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
250ml milk
1 teaspoon salep
2 tablespoons caster sugar
a little grated nutmeg or ground cinnamon

Method

  1. Heat the milk in a saucepan over low heat. Add the salep and half the sugar and bring to the boil over medium heat. Add the remaining sugar, lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until thickened.
  2. Pour into glasses and sprinkle with grated nutmeg or ground cinnamon.
Tags:
Istanbul
Turkey
Turkish food
Middle Eastern
Andy Harris
David Loftus
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