Kamis, 01 Agustus 2019

Gozleme Turkish Spinach and Feta Flatbread


Gozleme has been in my bookmark checklist for nearly further than 2 years. Ever when you consider that I first learn this recipe, I had all of the time necessary to make it, however it surely saved slipping out and I ought to now not make it till now. It is the quit of our first week of A to Z International flatbread sequence and I even have this delicious Turkish Gozleme for the letter ‘G’.



Gozleme is a really typical highway meals in Turkey and ought to be made with a sort of filling. The fillings ought to be the two candy or savory and there are a few diversified savory versions. The filling ought to be anyplace among potato to herbs to simply cheese to this spinach and cheese. The spinach and cheese combination may be very typical within the Turkish delicacies and ought to be viewed as a filling for a few diversified recipes like this Turkish Cigar Pastry.


The dough for the Gozleme is beautiful simple and made with simply the primary flour and yeast. There may be a bit little bit of yogurt to offer it that tangy flavor, but when you happen to prefer, it’s skipped. The fun of creating the Gozleme is within the rolling part. The dough needs to be rolled / stretched beautiful thin to have a nice ratio of the dough to the filling. If the dough is rolled too thick, the Gozleme will really sense a mouthful with a really doughy feel.


The rolling comes with train and I beautiful lots was capable to get a really thin stretched dough with the aid of means of my third ball of dough. I used a imported nice first-rate of sheep’s milk Feta and it had a really stable flavor. I am now not an enormous feta fan and while making it otherwise, would fortunately switch it with one other a lot less stronger taste cheese. My boys and my husband although like feta cheese and to maintain their style buds happy, I use feta fairly often.


I have stated to now not use salt within the filling as my feta cheese was very salty. Taste your cheese earlier than including salt to the filling. I adopted the folding methodology stated within the Ozlem’s Turkish Table recipe. This is one in all my favourite web page to confer with while making Turkish food. I even have tried my greatest to seize the rolling methodology for higher understanding.


My Other recipes within the A-Z International Flatbread Series –
A for Aish Baladi
B for Boulanee Katchalu
C for Chickpea Flatbread / Socca
D for Dhal Puri
E for Emirati Khameer
F for Fruit Focaccia


Preparation time – 20 minutes plus 45 to 60 minutes of resting time
Cooking time – 30 minutes
Difficulty degree – Intermediate
Recipe adapted from – Ozlem’s Turkish Table


Ingredients to make Gozleme – Makes 6
To make the dough –
All Purpose flour – 3 cups
Active Dry yeast – 2 1/4 tsp
Sugar – 1 tsp
Olive oil – 3 TBSP plus further to prepare dinner the Gozleme
Yogurt – 2 TBSP
Salt – 1 tsp
Warm water – 1 1/4 cup (might want further or less)
To make the Filling –
Spinach – 10 oz (chopped)
Onion – 1 (finely chopped)
Feta cheese – 8 oz
Crushed red pepper – 1 1/2 tsp (adjust founded mostly on spice level)
Olive oil – 2 tsp
Gozleme | Turkish Spinach and Feta Flatbread


Procedure to make Gozleme –
To make the dough –
I made the dough in my stand mixer. In the bowl of the mixer, upload the flour and salt and blend to combine.
In a measuring cup, warmth about 1 cup of water. Add the lively dry yeast and sugar to the water and blend well. Cover the cup and let the yeast evidence for about 10 minutes.
The yeast may possibly be bubbly and foamy on the quit of 10 minutes. If the yeast would now not seem foamy, then the yeast would possibly be lifeless and also you should bounce with a brand new batch.
Add the yogurt and the yeast combination to the bowl alongside with the olive oil and bounce mixing. Add further water if had to make a really tender dough. The dough may possibly be very tender but now not sticky.


Dived the dough into 6 same items and make a sleek ball. Place the dough balls on a greased tray, effectively spaced and hide with a plastic wrap.
Let the dough rise for about 30 minutes to an hour or till it has doubled in size.
Gozleme | Turkish Spinach and Feta Flatbread


To make the spinach and feta filling –
I used frozen chopped spinach to make the filling.for the Gozleme. In a microwave secure bowl, location the spinach and thaw it within the microwave according to the lessons on the microwave.
Squeeze all of the further water out of the thawed spinach and maintain it aside.
Heat oil in a pan and as soon as it heats up, upload the chopped onion. Let the onion prepare dinner a bit.
Add the beaten red pepper to the onions and let it prepare dinner for couple of minutes more. Do now not let the onions caramelize too much. Just prepare dinner till they’re tender and translucent.
Add the ready spinach to the pan and blend effectively to combine. Cook for couple of minutes further for flavors to combine. DO NOT ADD SALT. The Feta cheese has lots of salt and that was simply sufficient for the filling. Also style the cheese after which choose in the event you happen to want any further salt.
Let the spinach onion combination cool down to room temperature after which upload the crumbled feta to the mixture. Mix effectively to frivolously combine.
Gozleme | Turkish Spinach and Feta Flatbread


To form and prepare dinner the Gozleme –
Once the dough has risen, take one piece of dough and location it on a effectively floured surface.
Start rolling the dough to type an enormous circle which may be very very thin. Make certain which you simply roll the dough very thin or else the Gozleme will really sense very doughy.
Fold NULL reverse aspects of the dough toward the center.
Divide the filling into 6 same parts. Place one section of the filling within the middle of the dough. Refer to the image beneath to recognize the folding technique.
Now fold the diversified NULL reverse aspects over the filling toward the center, overlapping and seal the rims well.


Heat a heavy skillet / pan on medium excessive heat.
Brush the ready gozleme dough with olive oil and location it on the hot pan, oiled edge down.
Cook on medium warmth till golden brown after which flip to the diversified side. Before flipping, brush this edge with oil as well.
Cook on equally the edge till golden brown. Make certain that the warmth is on low to medium to permit the Gozleme to prepare dinner all of the method through. If cooked on too excessive heat, the backyard will prepare dinner faster and the inside of will nonetheless stay very doughy.
Gozleme | Turkish Spinach and Feta Flatbread


Gozleme | Turkish Spinach and Feta Flatbread
Gozleme is a Turkish diversified flatbread with diversified types of filling. This is one in all my favourite with spinach and Feta cheese. This is a superb flatbread it’s crusty backyard with tender and chewy inner crammed with delicious filling.


 Course Appetizer, Flatbread, Lunch Recipes, Main Course, Street Food
 Cuisine Middle Eastern, Turkish
 Keyword Feta, flatbread, Spinach flatbread, Street food, Turkish Flatbread


Ingredients
To make the dough –
All Purpose flour – 3 cups
Active Dry yeast – 2 1/4 tsp
Sugar – 1 tsp
Olive oil – 3 TBSP
Yogurt – 2 TBSP
Salt – 1 tsp
Warm water – 1 1/4 cup would possibly want further or less
To make the Filling –
Spinach – 10 oz chopped
Onion – 1 finely chopped
Feta cheese – 8 oz
Crushed red pepper – 1 1/2 tsp modify founded mostly on spice level
Olive oil – 2 tsp


Instructions
To make the dough –
I made the dough in my stand mixer. In the bowl of the mixer, upload the flour and salt and blend to combine.
In a measuring cup, warmth about 1 cup of water. Add the lively dry yeast and sugar to the water and blend well. Cover the cup and let the yeast evidence for about 10 minutes.
The yeast may possibly be bubbly and foamy on the quit of 10 minutes. If the yeast would now not seem foamy, then the yeast would possibly be lifeless and also you should bounce with a brand new batch.
Add the yogurt and the yeast combination to the bowl alongside with the olive oil and bounce mixing. Add further water if had to make a really tender dough. The dough may possibly be very tender but now not sticky.
Dived the dough into 6 same items and make a sleek ball. Place the dough balls on a greased tray, effectively spaced and hide with a plastic wrap.
Let the dough rise for about 30 minutes to an hour or till it has doubled in size.


To make the spinach and feta filling –
I used frozen chopped spinach to make the filling.for the Gozleme. In a microwave secure bowl, location the spinach and thaw it within the microwave according to the lessons on the microwave.
Squeeze all of the further water out of the thawed spinach and maintain it aside.
Heat oil in a pan and as soon as it heats up, upload the chopped onion. Let the onion prepare dinner a bit.
Add the beaten red pepper to the onions and let it prepare dinner for couple of minutes more. Do now not let the onions caramelize too much. Just prepare dinner till they’re tender and translucent.
Add the ready spinach to the pan and blend effectively to combine. Cook for couple of minutes further for flavors to combine. DO NOT ADD SALT. The Feta cheese has lots of salt and that was simply sufficient for the filling. Also style the cheese after which choose in the event you happen to want any further salt.
Let the spinach onion combination cool down to room temperature after which upload the crumbled feta to the mixture. Mix effectively to frivolously combine.


To form and prepare dinner the Gozleme –
Once the dough has risen, take one piece of dough and location it on a effectively floured surface.
Start rolling the dough to type an enormous circle which may be very very thin. Make certain which you simply roll the dough very thin or else the Gozleme will really sense very doughy.
Fold NULL reverse aspects of the dough toward the center.
Divide the filling into 6 same parts. Place one section of the filling within the middle of the dough. Refer to the image beneath to recognize the folding technique.
Now fold the diversified NULL reverse aspects over the filling toward the center, overlapping and seal the rims well.
Heat a heavy skillet / pan on medium excessive heat.
Brush the ready gozleme dough with olive oil and location it on the hot pan, oiled edge down.
Cook on medium warmth till golden brown after which flip to the diversified side. Before flipping, brush this edge with oil as well.
Cook on equally the edge till golden brown. Make certain that the warmth is on low to medium to permit the Gozleme to prepare dinner all of the method through. If cooked on too excessive heat, the backyard will prepare dinner faster and the inside of will nonetheless stay very doughy.
Slice into 2 or four items and serve warm.