When you are served a cup of Turkish coffee, a proper host will serve it with a small glass of cold water and a petite dish of sweets - usually Turkish Delight. When presented in this manner, the simple cup of coffee is transformed into a satisfying experience.
On a recent trip to Istanbul I saw these dishes designed especially for serving the Turkish Delight that accompanies just such a cup of coffee. The dishes are so sweet, you could almost forego the chewy Turkish candy that would be served inside.
They are designed by Özlem Tuna and handmade by the craftmasters that she works with. The bottom is ceramic and the lid is hand-hammered copper that has been plated in silver. The lids are decorated with a tiny Ottoman tulip.
Each dish is small enough to sit in your palm - the perfect size to offer your guests a cube or two of the tasty sweets. You can also serve sugar cubes with tea, nuts, dried fruit or other small snacks.
Who says you need to serve coffee to pull out this darling little dish?