Satisfy those sweet tooths with this fun dessert recipe by Maha’s Shane Delia.


  • Doughnut Batter

  • 350g water

  • 300g flour

  • 2 tsp sugar

  • ½ tsp salt

  • 15 g dry yeast

  • 100gm rose flavour Turkish delights diced into 1 cm pieces

  • Syrup

  • 200 g honey

  • 1 cinnamon quill

  • 50 ml rosewater

  • ½ vanilla pod

  • 50 g toasted and crushed pine nuts

  • Nuts

  • 50g sugar

  • 50g butter

  • 100g walnut


  • Doughnut Batter:

  • 1.

    Add all dry ingredients together. Whisk warm water in the flour mix. Allow to stand in a warm place until proved, approx. 15 mins.

  • 2.

    Carefully place a piece of Turkish delight in your hand and coat it in the doughnut batter. Form a ball and carefully drop it into hot oil (approx. 170°C). Allow to cook until golden brown. Coat with rosewater honey and enjoy.

  • Syrup:

  • 1.

    Place all ingredients excluding rosewater and pine nuts in a pot and bring to the boil. Remove from heat and add rosewater and allow to chill. Drizzle on doughnuts. Sprinkle with pine nuts and serve.

  • Nuts:

  • 1.

    Melt butter in hot pan and add sugar to caramelise. Add crushed walnut

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (6 servings)

  • Energy 571kj
  • Fat Total 24g
  • Saturated Fat 5g
  • Protein 10g
  • Carbohydrate 80g
  • Sugar 38g
  • Sodium 396mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Preparation Time: 30 minutes

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