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Servings: 16
This is a very sweet cake soaked in rich syrup. It is probably from Turkish origin and is a part of Turkish culinary heritage in Bosnia.

1 egg
150g butter
350g sugar
200g all-purpose flour
7g baking soda
16 walnut halves
1 stick vanilla bean

To Make Dough:
Preheat oven to 180 C (350 F).

Cream 150g sugar with butter until it becomes light and pale. Add egg and mix well.

Stir together flour and baking soda. Add flour mixture into butter mixture and mix throughly.

Divide dough in 16 pieces, form into balls and press them to make eliptical (oval) shape. Put a walnut half on each piece.

Place cakes in rectangle baking tray leaving space between each. Bake them in preheated 180 degree C (350 F) oven for about 45 minutes or until golden brown.

To Make Syrup:

Mix 200g sugar with 400ml water, add vanilla bean. Bring to boil and let cook for 15 minutes. Cool to luke warm and add juice of one lemon. Pour over cake and leave it to soak syrup completely.

Makes 16 servings.

Source: Bosnian Cooking
Submitted By: Selma Cengic
Date: October 13, 2005