Salep is quite a pleasant drink that’s best served hot and it’s great if you want something sweet to warm you up during the cold days. Also spelled sahlep or sahlab, is a flour made from the tubers of the orchid genus Orchisand it is consumed in beverages and desserts.
Salep – Hot Turkish Drink
- 250 ml Milk
- 1 tbsp Cornstarch
- 1 tbsp Sugar
- In a small pan add milk, cornstarch (or rice flour) and sugar and bring it to a boil and keep stirring with a spoon.
- Cook the salep
- When start boiling, reduce the heat to low and cook it for 40-60 seconds but don't forget to stir it and then turn off the heat.
- Sprinkle some cinnamon over the top, pour the hot Salep in a cup and enjoy.
Inspiration and adaptation: turkeyhomes.com, balkanlicious.com
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