Tulumbe

May 3, 2008 29 No tags 1
Tulumbe
Tulumbe are one of the most loved desserts on Balkan, probably originaly brought here during the Ottoman rule in this region. They are, in a way, similar to choux pastry. Traditionally, they are fried in oil, but over the years, my mother stumbled over this recipe and ever since, we make them baked in the oven.

Tulumbe

For the dough:

1/2 l water
100 ml oil
300 g flour
6 eggs

Boil water and oil. Reduce heat, and quickly stir in flour. Remove from heat and continue to stir until the mass is completely homogeneous. Cool just a little, and stir in eggs, one by one.

Shape tulumbe with churrera with a star-shaped nozzle (that’s the closest for a device we use to make tulumbe, but I believe you can use a pastry bag with a star shaped tip) and bake in a preheated oven on 180°C, until they become golden (like choux pastry).

For the soaking syrup:

1 kg sugar
1/2 l water
2 bags vanillin sugar

Take 100 g sugar and on low heat melt it like for caramel and carefully pour in 100 ml boiling water (do not pour in cold water!!!, it will start firing hot caramel into your face). If you’re not sure about this skip this step and just cook sugar with water.
Cook remaining sugar and water on medium heat for about 10 minutes (like syrup for baklava). Add caramelized sugar and stir well.

Soak tulumbe in syrup while it’s still hot. Leave overnight, they are best the next day. Serve cold.

Tulumbe

Recept na srpskom.

29 Comments
  • Medena
    May 3, 2008

    Yummy!!! Your photos are so tasty ;)Thanks for a reminder, I must make these! From the oven? I certainly have to try…

  • farida
    May 3, 2008

    Marija, I can’t catch up with your yummy recipes:) This looks so delicious. My mother-in-low, who is Turkish, makes these too. In Turkey they call it TULUMBA. The same thing. Maybe I should learn to make if from your recipe to impress her the next time she visits us:)

  • Medena
    May 4, 2008

    To add emphasis on how much I love your blog for its food, and photography, I have awarded you with another award! You rock!

  • Coffee & Vanilla
    May 4, 2008

    Beautiful and very interesting to me as in Poland we make something very similar but instead of soaking them in syrup, we fill them with whipped cream, and we call them Eklery :)Have a nice day Marija!Margot

  • Coffee & Vanilla
    May 4, 2008

    Beautiful and very interesting to me as in Poland we make something very similar but instead of soaking them in syrup, we fill them with whipped cream, and we call them Eklery :)Have a nice day Marija!Margot

  • Coffee & Vanilla
    May 4, 2008

    Beautiful and very interesting to me as in Poland we make something very similar but instead of soaking them in syrup, we fill them with whipped cream, and we call them Eklery :)Have a nice day Marija!Margot

  • Coffee & Vanilla
    May 4, 2008

    Beautiful and very interesting to me as in Poland we make something very similar but instead of soaking them in syrup, we fill them with whipped cream, and we call them Eklery :)Have a nice day Marija!Margot

  • Coffee & Vanilla
    May 4, 2008

    Beautiful and very interesting to me as in Poland we make something very similar but instead of soaking them in syrup, we fill them with whipped cream, and we call them Eklery :)Have a nice day Marija!Margot

  • Heaven on Earth
    May 4, 2008

    Yummy. They look beautiful. And once again beautiful table linens.

  • Marija
    May 4, 2008

    Thank you so much for the lovely comments girls!

  • Marc @ NoRecipes
    May 4, 2008

    WOW that looks delightful! I love anything that involves a soak in syrup.

  • Tartelette
    May 4, 2008

    I love that every country has a variation of the puff/choux/churro,… This one looks delicious with the soaking syrup!

  • culinarytravelsofakitchengoddess
    May 4, 2008

    Oh yummy. They look so good, fabulous photos and it’s so nice to see a history behind the food.

  • Lucy
    May 4, 2008

    This is new to me, but Ooooh they look divine and I will be trying them…. Thank you for posting your Tuluble….

  • Chloe
    May 4, 2008

    we call them touloubes in Greece :)Your photos are impressive and you make the recipe sound easy too!

  • Y
    May 11, 2008

    That looks really nice. Very glossy from the syrup. I’m enjoying reading your blog, by the way – you have a lot of interesting recipes!

  • Marija
    May 11, 2008

    Thanks Y!

  • Cassandra
    May 26, 2008

    Oh my god, tulumbe!! (Or ‘tulumba’ as we would say in greece). This is indeed one of the most popular dessserts in Balkan countries, my father used to bring some tulumbes home for us sometimes, and I used to love them as a child :-)) Thanks so much for posting a recipe, I’ll definitely try these.

  • Tim
    July 3, 2008

    I can’t believe how straightforward this recipe looks, I must try it :)

  • Vesna
    September 7, 2008

    Wow, baked, that’s interesting. My aunt back in Serbia used to fry them. My FAVORITE Serbian dessert.

  • Rumela
    September 8, 2009

    Wow, this tulumbe looks fabulous! I haven't eaten this in years and it makes me kind of nostalgic because my grandma used to make this for me and i always liked eating this…as long as i can use my fingers. thank you for shearing your post.

  • dilek
    December 28, 2009

    cok guzel bir duygu sayfanizda Turk yemek tariflerinin olmasi.Hernekadar biz biraz farkli yapiyor olsakta benzeyen yanlarida var.Tesekkurler

  • homemade
    March 1, 2010

    i love them as eclairs. i never herd from tulumbe with sirup, but i think we´ll love them. I´m sure i ´ve to bake them too. Pour me : )

  • fely2
    August 10, 2010

    Am inteles ca acest desert este din Turcia…stiti cumva reteta de GEANTAK(placinta cu carne in aluat dospit),este o placinta turceasca foarte buna as vrea si eu reteta.

  • Macg
    October 11, 2010

    WOW! looks very delicious~*yummiee* thanks for the recipe! i will definitely try it out at home.

  • dining table
    October 11, 2010

    This looks so delicious and beautiful. What a cool dish. Really looks so yummy.

  • oztekin oto
    December 21, 2010

    Gerçekten Güzel bir yazı olmuş.

  • michele
    May 25, 2013

    Is it possible to also add measurements in cups tsp tblsp. I don’t know what two bags of vanilla are and I would love to try these recipes

    • Marija
      August 1, 2013

      Michele, 3 bags vanilla sugar is about 20 g. Sorry for the late response, this comment has been buried in spam :(

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