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Tespixhe
Baked Dough

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Tespixhe

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Ingredients

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220ml Milk
150ml Olive Oil
300g Flour
3 Tbsp Sugar
1 Tsp Baking Soda
For the Sugar Water
220g Sugar
440ml Water

Nutritional information

289
Calories
22g
Sugar
0.03g
Sat Fat
13.3g
Fat
3.1g
Protein
39.9g
Carbs
1/12
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Ingredients

  • For the Sugar Water

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Albanian Tespixhe is one of my favourite Albanian dessert recipes, a rich sugary cake (or you could say biscuit). Being more of a baked dough, it has a little nutty texture (although no nuts) and is really soft.

The best part about making this dessert recipe is the pattern marking, you can make your own stamp, keep it traditional or like me, I love letting my daughter do it for me – young minds can be so creative.

I find that Olive oil is the best oil to use but in Albanian a normal vegetable oil is used in nearly all Albanian recipes.

Steps

1
Done

Make the Dough

Mix together the milk, oil, soda and 3 tablespoons of sugar over a medium heat. Once the mixture starts to bubble, remove from the heat add the flour and mix into a soft dough.

2
Done

Grease with Oil a baking tray (traditionally a circle tray is used) - about 30cm is best and then roll the dough around the tray to give a smooth texture then press the dough into the tray. Be sure to get into all the edge and the best thickness is just less then 1cm - equally across the whole tray.

3
Done

Traditionally triangle and dot patterns are pressed into the dough - not all the way through but deep. I like to experiment here to give my Albanian Tespixhe my own personal touch.

4
Done

Bake

Bake in the oven on 180 degrees until golden - around 25 minutes

5
Done

Make and use the Sugar Water

While baking, make the sugar water by mixing the water and cup of sugar together over a medium heat. Once boiling and the water is dissolved remove from the heat to cool. Once you remove the Tespixhe form the oven, cover with the sugar water. You want enough to completely cover and about 1cm up the tray to soak into the baked dough while cooling.

Once cool, refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.

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Hello,
While searching around the web for something, I have found by accident your blog. Being an Albanian, I was flattered to read about our traditional recipes written by a foreigner. I was surprised to see a lot of recipes that are unfamiliar to me too, like this one you’ve posted. It seams easy and tasty so I’m going to try this version.
Thanks for spreading our beautiful cuisine. You’ve got a new follower now 🙂

Hi Nevila,

Thank you so much for your kind words!

I love cooking Albanian food and helping others to cook it too – so many people now visit Albania for short breaks, hiking and coach tours that I wanted these people to be able to cook Albanian recipes and eat the food taking them back to their memories of the visit.

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