This gently sweet, light dessert is a traditional feature on the menus of Lokantas, patisseries and homes during the holy month of Ramazan. Güllaç, whose root word means rose flavoured food is a milky layered pudding. The combination of rosewater, a little sugar and in-season fruits combine into a refreshing pudding.




Gullaç wafers (thin white leaves of starch)

750 Millilitre Whole-fat milk

200 Grams Sugar (1 ‘Su’ glass)

2 Teaspoons Rosewater

150 Grams Chopped nuts (1 ‘Su’ glass)

For garnish

10 Pistachios / Hazelnuts, ground

Seasonal fruits



  1. Add the milk and sugar and into a small saucepan and heat gently until all the sugar has dissolved. Stop the milk cooking before it comes to a boil.
  2. Leave to cool to lukewarm.
  3. Add a ladle of milk into a large tray and place into the milk the wafer for a few seconds to soften it up a little.
  4. Once pliable, gently tear/break your wafers to fit into your serving dish.
  5. Repeat for each wafer, adding more milk to the tray as required.
  6. Once you have layered half of the wafers into your serving dish, sprinkle the chopped nuts up the top layer of the wafer.
  7. Repeat the milk softening, tearing and layering of the wafers until you have used them up.
  8. Add the rose water to the remaining milk and pour this over the top of the built desert.
  9. Carefully place into the fridge until serving time; as it sits in the refrigerator, the milk will be absorbed by the wafers.
  10. Just before serving the dish, decorate with ground nuts and seasonal fruit.
You Must Login For Comment