Ravanija (Dough Covered With Sherbet)


Ravanija (Dough Covered With Sherbet) is an old traditional dessert that is widely prepared in all countries that were under the Ottoman empire. It’s one of the most delicious desserts, it’s easy to prepare and it’s a must-try sweet.



For the dough:

  • 5 eggs
  • 10 tablespoons sugar
  • 10 tablespoons semolina
  • 5 tablespoons flour
  • 1 baking powder (10 g)


For the sherbet (syrup):

  • 800 g sugar
  • 400 ml water
  • 1 vanilla sugar (10 g)



  1.  Mix eggs and sugar with mixer. Then add semolina, flour and baking powder. You can add some coconut powder too. Mix until the mixture is even. Put in a pan and put in the oven to bake for around 20-25 minutes at 180 C degrees. Check with a toothpick if the biscuit is baked.
  2. Once you bake the dough, leave to cool.


For syrup:

  1. Put sugar, water and vanilla sugar to a boil in a pot at low temperature for around 15 minutes. When the syrup is ready, pour on previously cooled dough. Put some coconut powder on top to decorate.



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