Great celebration today ...  I think that today, half of Greece celebrates ... and along with everyone myself too. So, let's celebrate online this special day of mine. With an oriental dessert, that most of you, I'm sure, have tried.

Sekerpare is the name and in case you do not know it, bake it and you'll not be disappointed. Has no difficulty in preparation, just beat all ingredients together. So quick .. just wants its time when drizzling with syrup. The recipe says to let them absorb the syrup for 2-3 minutes, but I left them more than tha and I think ended up juicier. Little attention is needed in baking, not to overcook them. Otherwise, an easy but delicious dessert.

So, many happy returns to those celebrating.


Ingredients :

  • 500 gr all purpose flour
  • 150 gr semolina (fine)
  • 150 gr icing sugar
  • 250 gr butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 kg caster sugar
  • 1 1/2 kg water
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

almonds for decoration


Preparation : 

  1. Preheat oven at 180C.
  2. In a baking pan, line greaseproof paper.
  3. In a stand mixer's bowl beat all ingredients, in a medium speed, till combined.
  4. Take some dough and with your hands shape walnut size balls.
  5. Place them on the pan, leaving some space in between them.
  6. In each ball, drive into the center a piece of almond.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, till golden.
  8. Meanwhile, prepare the syrup.
  9. In a saucepan, boil ingredients for 5-7 minutes.
  10. When sekerpare are ready get them out from the oven and with a spoon drizzle with syrup.
  11. Pour remaining syrup in the baking pan and let sekerpare absorb it, for about 2-3 hours.
  12. During this period turn them upside down, once or twice, so that every surface has syrup.

Adapted recipe of S.Parliaros