Kemal Pasa Dessert

Kemal Pasa Dessert
09 May 2024

One of the famous flavors of Bursa, Kemal Pasa, is prepared by putting the dough in sugar water. This food, also known as 'cheese sweet', is consumed more during Ramadan. The dessert, which is generally known for its round shape, is also served in nomadic cuisines. Melted cheese is used to balance the taste of the sugar syrup. If your ingredients are ready, let's see how to make Kemal Pasa dessert together.

How Many Calories is 1 Serving of Kemal Pasa Dessert?

One serving of Kemal Pasa dessert sweetened with sherbet has 165 calories. Since it has a high sugar value, it is recommended that diabetics consume it in small portions.

Prep Time : 20 mins
Cook time : 25 mins
Servings : 6 People
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Kemal Pasa Dessert


For the syrup:

  • 2 cups sugar 
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

For the dough:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon of carbonate
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 tbsp margarine
  • 250 g unsalted fresh feta cheese

For garnishing:

  • Desiccated coconut
Kemal Pasa Dessert


  1. To prepare the syrup, put the water and sugar in a pot and boil. Add lemon juice and boil. Until it rises twice.
  2. Remove it from the stove and let it cool.
  3. Grate the unsalted, fresh white cheese.
  4. Separate 2 spoons of flour for later use, sift the remaining flour, and put it into a large tray.
  5. Make a carrot shape in the center, and add eggs and carbonate.
  6. Add 4 tablespoons of cheese and margarine (softened at room temperature) and knead for 3–4 minutes.
  7. Divide the dough into 18 pieces and roll them in your hands, lightly covering them with the flour you have separated.
  8. Place the dough pieces on the oiled baking tray, spaced between each other.
  9. Bake in a preheated 180-degree oven for 20–25 minutes until they turn pink.
  10. Put the cooked dough balls into the warm syrup and boil for about 15 minutes until they soften.
  11. Remove them with a colander and place them on a serving plate. When it cools down, you can decorate with desiccated coconut. Bon appetit!
Serving Suggestions

You can serve the Kemalpaşa dessert with vanilla ice cream or clotted cream.

Expert Tips
  • You can also use mozzarella or pot cheese instead of feta cheese in the dessert.
  • If the consistency of the dough is soft, you can add flour a little at a time.
  • Cover the dough and let it rest for 15 minutes to get the right consistency.
  • When you start cooking the dough, do not open the lid of the pot. After 10 minutes, you can check whether the dessert is cooked or not.
  • Transfer the cooked desserts from the pot to another bowl and refrigerate. Do not use a spoon or fork when removing the desserts. Otherwise, the dough will start to break apart.
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