Cheesy Desert (Lor Tatlısı)

Cheese Cakes became very popular in Turkey in recent years. It is imported with international brands coming into the market. But this dessert is a classic widely made on the Coastal areas and it is made with the cheese you would use for cheesecake, if you like to try something different here it goes.

Ingredients ;
For the dough
750 gr Fresh Cheese ( In Turkey we use "tatlı lor" a cheese that you use for cheesecake would be fine it could be ricotta or cottage cheese whichever you prefer)
2 eggs
3 Table Spoons olive oil
1 Tea Spoon vanilla
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 cup flour

For the syrup
5 cups of water
4 cups of sugar
juice of one lemon
2 Lavender flowers ( if you can not find fresh flowers you can use extract )

As with all deserts that we use syrup we will have start with syrup first. Put water and sugar in a pot on top of the stove, stir until the sugar dissolves, add the lavender flowers. When it comes to the boiling point than add the juice of lemon and cook for 2 minutes more. Let it cool on the side.

For the dough start with beating the eggs with oil, than add the flour than knead the cheese in.
Line a baking tray with baking paper make patties like in the picture, make a slit on the top and bake them for 20 minutes or until they are golden brown at 180 Degrees C . When you take them out of the oven immediately pour over the cooled down syrup on top of them and wait for at least 2 hours before serving. They would be best if you serve them the next day.

I usually serve them with clotted cream and bitter orange jam, but you can use any topping, like chocolate or strawberry jam too.

Bon Apetite!

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