Apricots for Eid from Turkish Ambassador’s wife

A month has gone by fasting in the holy month of Ramadan Now it’s time to share some sweets on Eid-ul-fitr. 
Dr. Sebnem Akcapar, Wife of H.E. Burak Akcapar, The Ambassador of Turkey in India, says, “Eid-ul-fitr is called Şeker Bayramı (literally translated as sweet holiday) in Turkish for a good reason. Usually small children go from door to door that day to collect candy or pieces of baklava. The most favourite dishes are baklava and güllaç (starch wafers soaked with warm milk and topped with nuts).” She the recipe of a special sweet:
 
Apricots with Clotted Cream
250 gr large dried apricots
1 ¼ cups sugar
2 cups water
250 gr clotted cream or whipped cream
To decorate: whole or ground pistachio nuts
Soak the dried apricots in plenty of cold water overnight. Boil up the water and sugar to a syrup. Drain the apricots, place in the syrup and cook for at most 15 minutes. Set aside to cool. Split open the apricots, stuff with cream and close. Arrange on a service dish with the cream upwards in neat rows. Sprinkle whole or ground pistachio nuts over and serve.
Kayisi Tatlisi

 
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