The sweet is also found in Egypt and known as Balah Al-Sham (Arabic: بلح الشام). It is a popular sweet.
It is made from unleavened dough lump (about 10 cm long) given a small ovoid shape with ridges along it using an 'icing' bag with a special nozzle. It is first deep-fried to golden colour and then sugar-sweet syrup poured over it when still hot. It is eaten cold. This dessert is consumed throughout the Balkans and Anatolia.