Mersın Carrot and Coconut Balls

Cezerye

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  • Makes About

    20

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Anatolia

By David Dale and Somer Sivrioglu

Published 2015

  • About

Every city in Turkey makes a sweet they claim is ‘a natural Viagra’. Cezerye (pronounced ‘jez-air-yeh’) is the natural Viagra of Mersin on the southeast coast. It was once the ancient Greek city of Zephyrion, and now it’s Turkey’s largest port.

I have no evidence to support the alleged aphrodisiac value of carrots, but you could say that this is one of the healthier deserts you can consume from the region of excessive sugar and butter. I confess I have added turmeric mainly for visual impact, because carrots outside of Turkey have a less vivid colour—and presumably less potency.

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