Turkish Switheet

Turkish Switheet

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January 13, 2021
5/5 (2)
Category Dessert
Country Turkey
Prep 0 mins
Cook 0 mins
Ready-in 0 mins
Yields 6 people
Skill Level Easy


Sugar: 1 cup (180 grams)
Water: 1 cup (200 millilitres)
Lemon juice: 1 dessertspoon (5 grams)
Egg: 1 (50 grams)
Powdered sugar: 1 tablespoon (5 grams)
Margarine (soft): 2/3 cups (130 grams)
Wheat flour: 2 1/4 cups (250 grams)
Baking soda: 1/2 dessertspoon (1 gram)
Vanilla: 1/2 dessertspoon (1 gram)
Lemon peel zest: 2 dessertspoons (10 grams)
Almonds (whole): 1 tablespoon (15 grams)

Nutritional Table

Energy 384.70
Sodium 138.00 mg
Phosphate 60.00 mg

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Cooking Method


  1. Put the sugar and water into the pot, boil for 5 minutes, add the lemon juice, switch off the heat when it comes to boil. Crack the egg in a bowl, add the powdered sugar and whip for 5 minutes. Add the melted margarine, whip for a further 2-3 minutes. Add the flour, salt, baking soda, lemon peel zest and vanilla into the mixture slowly until it becomes dough-like. Roll walnut sized pieces from the dough. Add a peeled almond in the centre of each one. Place them onto the baking tray with finger length gaps between them.
  2. Cook in a preheated, medium hot oven for 30 minutes until the dough turns pink. Pour cold thick syrup all over.
  3. Serve when they have cooled.
  4. (Reference: Erdhart DJ. Beslenme Bilgi Sistemi (BeBIS),Stutgart, Germany, Hohenhim University,2010.)
  5. Recipe submitted by Prof Seren Sizer on behalf of the Turkish Society of Nephrology

Origins and Traditions

It is cooked at home and in bakeries. According to preference, you can add peanuts, almond and walnuts or eat plain to avoid extra phosphorus. Children love it !

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