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Macedonian Pastry Shop: Tulumbi

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  1. Sneza Nolen

    What a great idea to bake them. I LOVE tulumbi. But imagine my surprise when I went to check out your recipe and found a picture of you, your daughter (too cute) and my cousin! What a small world!

  2. Sneza Nolen

    Great idea baking them. I LOVE tulumbi, but imagine my surprise when I go to check out your recipe and see the picture of you, your daughter (too cute) and my cousin! It’s such a small world!

  3. Thanks for introducing me to a new pastry – they look exquisite. I love your mother’s reaction to messing with the classics! They get over it! Your tolumbi just invite.

  4. I haven’t had Tulumbe in a while. I’ll have to make them soon. I love foods from my childhood.
    Love the pictures, and congrats to the happy couple. And your daughter is adorable 🙂

  5. 1st, What a beautiful picture of the bride! And we would like to add our congratulations to the bride and groom to the others.
    2nd, thank you for the phonetic pronunciations!! I think I got it!
    3rd… a sweet soaked in sugar syrup…. oh my!!!

  6. First let me just say that I think your daughter stole the show!! So cute! 🙂 Congrats to your best friend!

    Second – these look amazing and I want one!

    Third – did you happen to buy any of that amazing vanilla that I’m jealous about this weekend?! LOL! ♥- Katrina

  7. Congrats on your best friend’s wedding–all three of you looked beautiful in the picture. 🙂

    I’m loving the tolumbi. Since I’ve never had the fried kind, I think I’d really like the baked ones, too, especially since they’re healthier. Thanks for introducing me to a new treat! 🙂

  8. Congrats to your friend, and thanks for sharing this recipe and your cafe memories! I love when you write about Macedonian culture – I’ve spent time in Greece and there are so many interesting similarities and differences…

  9. Love the look of these little pastries!! I bet they are fabulous! I wonder though, if perhaps a spritz of oil or a brush with melted butter would give them a bit of the crispiness you wanted….just thinking. I like that you baked them. They’ll go so well as dessert after I have pretzel bites for dinner! 😉

  10. Oh, my dear, you are killing me! These look splendid! I don’t think I’ve ever had anything Macedonian. These are intriguing! I’m adding them to my list of things to make during Spring Quarter as I’ll be a part-time student then… for the first time ever in my life. And what do you know, it’s my last quarter, too, lol.

  11. I first ate this deliciosness while living in Jordan. There they are called “Karabij Halab”, the only difference is that there is no eggs or baking powder in the dough and they are always fried then soaked in thick sugar syrup called “qatar”. Love it, thank you for sharing 🙂

  12. Oh my goodness..I haven’t had tulumbe in yearssss..Thanks for sharing one more childhood favorite dessert! Looks fantastic!

    You girls look stunning, and your little angel is so cute!

  13. These would last about an hour at my house. First time out I’d have to fry them. Hello cholesterol medication! They look awesome Kate and your little girl is adorable.

  14. i’ve never heard of tolumbi but these look delightful…the texture inside reminds me of lemon bars (which i also have not tried yet) – nice and creamy!

    congrats to your best friend- wow, 8 flower girls! i thought my 3 was a lot…. =P

  15. These look amazingly delicious! I will have to admit though that when I use your recipe I will be taking the fat kid version and deep frying them 🙂 Thanks for the post, I will be trying these soon.

  16. Thank you very much for this wonderful recipe. It has got my attention because I am always after recipes that do not have butter among their ingredients, and that’s hard to find! These look lovely, and I guess they must have a delicate taste. Thanks, again!


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