Pishme is a traditional Turkmen snack that is served with green tea during celebrations, especially weddings and baby showers. Although nowadays pishme is thought of as a sweet snack, it was originally prepared without sugar. I have added in sugar to my recipe but feel free to leave it out if you want a “truer” taste. And if you want a softer pishme, you can use milk instead of water.
Pishme – Fried Dough Treats
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
- 300 ml (1⅕ cups) warm water or warm milk
- 500 g (3⅓ cups) flour
- Vegetable oil, for deep-frying
- In a large bowl, mix the salt, sugar, yeast and water. Add the flour and work to a soft dough. Wrap the bowl in a thick kitchen towel until the dough is well risen, about 20 minutes.
- Divide the dough in half and roll each piece between your palms into a ball. Cover the dough balls with a kitchen towel and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
- Roll out one ball of dough to 5 mm thickness. Cut the dough into long, 4-5 cm wide strips. Then cut the strips crosswise, making diamond shapes. Repeat with the remaining dough.
- Pour oil into a frying pot until it is 4 cm deep, and place the pot over medium heat. When the oil is hot, drop in the pishme and stir continuously with a perforated spoon. Strain out the pishme when they are golden brown on both sides.
Соседи всегда приносят по каким то причинам, я уже обьелся этих пышек.
Kabir welayatlarda pişma geçigulak ya-da bogursak hem diyyarler.
Gatlawuk, çapaty we çelpek hem toylarda hökman bolmaly lezzetlerimizden. Pişirilişi hem menzeş.
super! tak appetitno smotryatsya!
Don’t you add sugar in your pişme? I believed pişme was a kind of sweets.
I’m looking forward to your new recipe, by the way!
The traditional recipe doesn’t have sugar but nowadays many people do add sugar. It’s up to how you like it. New recipes coming soon! Thanks for visiting 🙂
If one wants to add sugar, how much is a good amount? I’ve never had or made these before.
Sorry, didn’t see your comment earlier. Try 1-2 tablespoons.