Shelpek is a traditional Kazakh dish, it representing a flat bread commonly consumed not only in Astana, but all over the country. The main ingredients of the dish are flour, milk, sugar, butter, sour cream, baking soda, salt and vegetable oil.
The dough is shaped into balls and fried in hot vegetable oil until reaching a golden color. Shelpek can also be prepared with yeast, thus the dough stays soft for a longer period of time. The recipe to prepare the dough in the given case is similar to the one used for baursaks.
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