zondag 11 augustus 2013



Yay I am back! I bought a new camera and I am ready to share a new recipe. I'll be making gozleme this time. Gozleme is a hand-rolled Turkish pastry dish baked on a traditional Turkish sac, filled with various toppings varying from white cheese to potatoes. My version will be a not so traditional one that can be made at home with a simple cooking pan!

The ingredients

For the dough:
  • 500 grams of all-purpose or bread flour
  • 300 ml lukewarm water
  • 1 package of instant dry yeast (7 grams)
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

For the filling:
  • Turkish White Cheese
  • Cold butter or margarine

Combine all the ingredients for the dough in a bowl and kneed for about 5-10 minutes. 

Brush or spray your dough with some cooking oil and  cover your bowl so your dough can rise (at least two hours).

After your dough has risen, form small balls out of your dough depending on how big you want to make your gozlemes. 

Roll out your dough balls, put very thin slices of cold butter, cheese or both on your dough. Fold and repeat until you have a nice square of dough like in picture four. 

When using a white cheese/butter filling, make sure not to use too much butter otherwise your gozleme will be too greasy - especially if you are already using a full-fat white cheese. 

Flour your surface again and roll out your dough. 

When rolling out the dough the second time, keep in mind that you don't have to make it as thin as you did the first time. A few millimeters thicker is the best if you used butter only (gozleme filled with white cheese will be slight thicker).

Preheat your cooking pan for about one minute on medium-high heat. If you are using a non-stick pan, 30 seconds will be enough. I used a pancake pan with a thick bottom. 

Place your gozleme in your pan and bake each side for about 45 seconds. The cooking process is very easy. Just keep an eye on your gozlemes. Your gozleme is ready when it starts getting a light brown colour and starts to form dark brown eyes and spots all over. 

Afiyet olsun!

4 opmerkingen:

  1. nice :))) im turkish :D and i really love our foods

  2. I have just found your blog and enjoyed the style and the wonderful photos that accompany the recipes. I am from Serbia and we have lots of Turkish influences in our cooking. It is nice when one can see the originals! Impatiently waiting for more!

  3. Thank you very much! I lived in Adana for two years. Loved Turkey! I was stationed at Incirlik. I lived off base. My landlord used to make these amazing borekas in her backyard. In a meter and a half square hut. Do you have receipes how to make the amazing TURKISH BOREK?

  4. This looks amazing! Cannot wait to try it. Do you think gets would work?