Gullach is considered one of the most popular Turkish desserts, which are usually eaten during the holy month of Ramazan. Gulach is layers of dough soaked in sweet milk filled with pistachio, walnuts, almonds and pomegranate. According to the original Ottoman recipe, sweet rose water is sometimes still added to milk.
The dish got its name from the words “güllü aş” – food with a rose, because during the Ottoman Empire, cooks used to add rose water to the dough, which, in fact, remains in the recipe to this day. Over time, the name of the dessert has changed to “gyullach.” It is said that in the kitchens of the Topkapi Palace, the gullach was first cooked at the end of the 15th century. Currently, about 250 tons of this dessert are produced annually in Turkey, with 85% of consumption during the Ramadan period.