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

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.
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Turkey
Keyword: Cinnamon, milk
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • Cinnamon
  • 250 ml Milk
  • 1 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp Sugar

Instructions

  • 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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