Friday, August 7, 2009


Shirini (Kurdish)

1-1 1/2 tins sugar
1/2 tin water
1/2 k pumpkin
1/2 tin chopped walnuts

Boil the sugar and water till it forms a thick syrup. Wash the pumpkin, peel it, remove the seeds, cut into neat pieces and cook in the syrup until it is very thick and almost all absorbed. Arrange the pumpkin on a plate and decorate with walnuts, and if wanted, a little cinnamon.The Syrup may be made of date syrup or honey, but sugar is better. The Turkish method of making this dish is to put layers of sugar between the pumpkin, enough water being obtained from the juice. Sometimes this is served with clotted cream.


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