2011年1月17日月曜日

gozleme recipe

First a disclaimer: I've never been to Turkey. I don't think I even know anyone from Turkey. I *might* know someone whose been to Turkey. (That's you Aunty L?) This recipe is adapted from one I found at taste.com.au, an Australian production. The only gozleme I've eaten are these so I have no idea of the authenticity of this recipe and they may taste like pure rubbish compared to the real thing. But, if like me you wouldn't know the real thing from Turkish delight* then these are pretty yummy so read on.

*I have eaten real Turkish delight and I'm afraid I am uncultured enough to actually prefer the hyper sweet chocolate covered larily wrapped supermarket fake version. That's the kind of girl you're dealing with... anyway you have been warned so now to the recipe:

First you need to make cottage cheese. Get a litre of milk (at least 2% fat) and heat it to 90 degrees. I'm not fancy enough to have a cooking thermometer but when little bubbles appear under the skin around the sides of the pot it's 90 degrees-ish enough to work. Add 60 ml of vinegar (I use regular cheap vinegar) and stir. It will go all icky and separate- that's good. Cool a bit and then pour into a sieve lined with coffee filters. (I believe Martha would use a muslin but coffee filters work a treat) Set aside for about an hour (or while you make the dough.)

the rest of the recipe:

Ingredients:

8g instant dried yeast

pinch of salt

1 teaspoon sugar

3 cups plain flour

1/3 cup olive oil

100g spinach

200g cottage cheese, crumbled

salt, pepper and nutmeg to taste

lemon wedges, to serve

1. Make cottage cheese

2. Combine 300ml warm water, yeast, salt and sugar in a bowl.

3. Stir with a fork.

4. Cover and stand in a warm, sunny place for 5 minutes until bubbly. (haha warm sunny place? Try behind the woodfire.)

5. Sift flour into a large bowl.

6. Add yeast mixture and 2 tablespoons out of your allotted oil.

7. Mix to form a soft dough. (Verrrrry soft.)

8. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead for 5 minutes until elastic. (the dough is so soft I usually knead in the bowl adding a little flour as I need/ knead it.)

9. Cut dough into four pieces.

10. Place on a greased baking tray. Cover with a clean tea towel. Stand in a warm, sunny place for 20 minutes or until dough doubles in size. (haha warm sunny place. haha! I decided against sending it to Guam and put the entire tray in the space under the fire- perfect!)

11. (Cut each piece of dough in half and)* Roll each piece dough into a 35cm x 45cm rectangle. *I of course didn't measure the dough. come on! But I was cooking on the frypan rather than a griddle so I need smaller pieces so I made eight instead of four. I like the size you get when you make 8.)

12. Place one-quarter (one eighth) of spinach over half of each rectangle.

13. Top with cottage cheese and season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.

14. Fold dough over to enclose filling. Press edges together to seal.

15. Preheat a frypan on medium-high heat.

16. Brush one side of each gozleme with 2 teaspoons oil. (Didn't measure. Just kept dipping pastry brush in cup of oil. Thank you Santa for my pastry brush. It really is a fantastic invention!)

17. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until base is golden.

18. Brush uncooked side with remaining oil.

19. Turn over and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden and crisp.

20. Serve with lemon wedges.

They are really best eaten immediately. Cold they drop form a 9.5 to about a 7. The good news is you can revive them back to about a 9 in the toaster. Not that you'll have any left over anyway!


Enjoy!



4 件のコメント:

Kim さんのコメント...

I finally found spinach over here - in the frozen food section. Ryu was quite impressed when I tossed some in the Mabo Dofu last night. This recipe sounds very yummy!!!

jojoebi さんのコメント...

yumm sounds good.
You can use the whey (the watery left over from the cheese) in making bread, cook your rice or pasta in it or in soup. It has all the good stuff in it so it's best not thrown awhey hahaha - first crap joke of the day!

Luisa さんのコメント...

Thankyou for posting this..will be trying it this weekend!!

thefukases さんのコメント...

Kim- they don't eat a lot of spinach over there? I can't buy bunches of spinach in Oz but in the salad section they have big bag-your-own boxes of baby spinach that I use. I'm more impressed you found tofu!

jo- busted.... I tried to drink some and it was mouth puckering. I will definitely try it in bread next time. K is not a fan of vinegar so I think cooking the rice in it is out!

Luisa- hope you liked it!