Monday, 9 January 2012

Maha - Turkish Delight Doughnuts

In early December we went to Maha for dinner, and it was great! Situated in Bond St Melbourne the food was fantastic, and the head chef and owner Shane Delia was there as well which was a rare treat. We had the Chef's banquet, 5 courses of food that the chef cooked for us. This was great as I am not a seafood eater and my husband loves it so they catered for both of us which is pretty unheard of these days. Of course my favourite course was dessert, we had a dessert platter and it was to die for! Maha is very well known for it's Turkish Delight Doughnuts and I would say they lived up to their reputation. So the next day I went on a Google search for a recipe for those doughnuts and what do you here it is for you to try as well.


Dough Batter
300gm flour
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
15gm dry yeast
350gm water

100gm rose-water Turkish Delight

Rosewater Honey
200gm honey
1 cinnamon quill
1/2 vanilla pod
50ml rose water

  • Add all the dry dough ingredients together
  • Whisk the warm water into the dry mix
  • allow to stand in a warm place for 15 minutes
  • Place honey, cinnamon and vanilla in a pot and bring to the boil
  • remove from the heat and add the rosewater, chill
  • Place a piece of Turkish delight in your hand and coat in the doughnut batter
  • Form a ball and carefully drop into hot oil (170C)
  • Cook until golden brown
  • Drizzle cooked doughnuts with rosewater honey

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