Sütlü Nuriye

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Sütlü Nuriye
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Place of originTurkey
Main ingredientsDough, butter, hazelnuts or walnuts; sugar, water, lemon juice, milk

Sütlü Nuriye is a Turkish dessert similar to baklava, but instead of syrup it contains milk, which gives a whitish look to the dessert. The name means Nuriye with milk.


According to the owner of Güllüoğlu Baklava the desserts origins go back to the 1980 Turkish coup d'état during which a military officer purchased baklava and found the price to be too high. The officer complained to İsmail Hakki Akansel, who had been appointed Mayor of Istanbul in the aftermath of the coup. Akansel responded by setting a price ceiling on baklava, which was announced during Ramadan. The pastry shop was unable to make the traditional baklava recipe profitable under the new pricing rules. To lower the cost of making baklava, pastry chefs substituted hazelnuts for pistachios and added milk to increase the weight of each tray of baklava. The new recipe became known as Sütlü Nuriye.[1]

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  1. ^ "Ihtilal Tatlısı Sütlü Nuriye'nin Trajikomik Hikayesi". Milliyet Haber. Retrieved 2018-11-09.