8g instant dried yeast
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon sugar
3 cups plain flour
1/3 cup olive oil
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!