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This is a fried pastry that is traditionally eaten in the Balkans and some parts of the middle-east most notably Turkey. This version however is an old Albanian recipe and is used in Albanian speaking areas within the republic, Macedonia, southern Serbia, and Northern Greece. ENJOY!
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- 2 tablespoons butter (we prefer butter) or 2 tablespoons margarine, melted (we prefer butter)
- 1 cup flour
- 3 tablespoons water
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 cups olive oil, for frying
- 2Put the sugar, water and lemon juice into a saucepan, and after melting the sugar by stirring, allow it to boil until moderately thick.
- 3Set aside to cool.
- 5Heat the margarine in a saucepan, add the water and salt and bring to the boil.
- 6Reduce heat and add the flour at once.
- 7Stir the mixture constantly with a wooden spoon and continue until mixture leaves the sides of the pan and forms a ball.
- 8This should take 6 minutes, then remove pan from heat and set aside to cool.
- 9When cool, add the eggs and knead for approximately 10 minutes.
- 10Using a pastry bag with a large nozzle or a serrated spoon, put 7-8 pastries in a pan containing the heated olive oil.
- 11Start frying the pastry over low heat, increase heat when pastry puffs up a bit and fry until golden.
- 12Remove fried pastry with a perforated spoon, draining away the oil, then put into the syrup.
- 13Strain off the syrup, place tulumba on serving plate and serve when cool.
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Nutritional Facts for Tulumba (Albanian Version)
Serving Size: 1 (248 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 1220.1
- Calories from Fat 704
- Total Fat 78.3 g
- Saturated Fat 14.5 g
- Cholesterol 201.2 mg
- Sodium 418.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 124.2 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
- Sugars 100.1 g
- Protein 9.5 g