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Tulumba

Tulumba: Fried, syrup-soaked dessert, made from ridged dough. Sweet delight, enjoyed cold.

Close-up of pieces of Greek ‘Tulumba’ is a deep-fried dessert soaked in syrup and made from dough

Tulumba is a deep-fried dessert soaked in syrup and made from dough which is squeezed through a special nozzle from a pastry bag. The batter is similar to French pâte à choux dough.

The word tulumba literally means a pump in Turkish. Tulumba is made from unleavened dough shaped into a ridged ovoid shape about 3 cm long with ridges. Deep-fried to a golden color, they are then soaked in sugar-sweet syrup while still hot. They are eaten cold.

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