Hurmašici are sweet Balkan pastries (originally from the Middle East) topped with a sweet sugar syrup. This is how my aunt prepares them and how she taught me to make this beautiful dessert. Reason more to share this recipe with you. Juicy and soft, they melt in your mouth! From these ingredients, I got 24 pieces.


For dough:
  • 500 g flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 margarine left at room temperature (250 g)
  • 100 g sugar
  • 1 baking powder (10 g)
  • 100 g coconut flakes
  • a pinch of salt
  • 500 g sugar
  • 600 ml water
  • 1 pack vanilla sugar (10 g)
  • 2-3 lemon slices

  1. Mix and knead a dough from all ingredients until smoothly compact. If necessary, add more flour, but be careful not to make the dough hard.
  2. Take a little dough walnut size and roll it like a kebap. Splash one side on a grater (add some flour on the grater to avoid sticking) to get the form as in picture. You can make other shapes if wanted.
  3. Align urmasici on a greased pan and put to bake until they get a beautiful red color for about 20-30 minutes.
  4. Sherbet: Boil sugar and water for 10 minutes, then add vanilla and lemon cut to circles.
  5. Pour the lukewarm sherbet over hot cookies and allow to soak for several hours.