Kamis, 01 Agustus 2019

Gozleme | Turkish Spinach and Feta Flatbread


Gozleme has been in my bookmark record for virtually additional than 2 years. Ever considering the fact that I first learn this recipe, I had all of the time considered necessary to make it, however it saved slipping out and I may well now not make it till now. It is the cease of our first week of A to Z International flatbread collection and I even have this delicious Turkish Gozleme for the letter ‘G’.


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


The dough for the Gozleme is beautiful simple and made with simply the primary flour and yeast. There can also be slightly little bit of yogurt to offer it that tangy flavor, but within the event you prefer, it is 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 prepare and I beautiful so so much was capable to get a really thin stretched dough by means of way of my third ball of dough. I used a imported nice fine 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 change it with one other so much 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 considered one of my favourite web site to check with while making Turkish food. I even have tried my greatest to seize the rolling methodology for higher understanding.


Gozleme | Turkish Spinach and Feta Flatbread
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 additional to cook dinner the Gozleme
    Yogurt – 2 TBSP
    Salt – 1 tsp
    Warm water – 1 1/4 cup (might want additional 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 be bubbly and foamy on the cease of 10 minutes. If the yeast doesn’t seem foamy, then the yeast may be lifeless and also you ought to jump with a brand new batch.
    Add the yogurt and the yeast combination to the bowl alongside with the olive oil and jump mixing. Add additional water if had to make a really comfortable dough. The dough may be very comfortable but now not sticky.


    Dived the dough into 6 identical items and make a modern ball. Place the dough balls on a greased tray, nicely spaced and disguise with a plastic wrap.
    Let the dough rise for about 30 minutes to an hour or till it has doubled in size.


    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 classes on the microwave.
    Squeeze all of the additional 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 cook dinner a bit.
    Add the overwhelmed red pepper to the onions and let it cook dinner for couple of minutes more. Do now not let the onions caramelize too much. Just cook dinner till they’re comfortable and translucent.
    Add the ready spinach to the pan and blend nicely to combine. Cook for couple of minutes additional for flavors to combine. DO NOT ADD SALT. The Feta cheese has so so much of salt and that was simply sufficient for the filling. Also style the cheese after which judge within the event you want any additional salt.
    Let the spinach onion combination cool down to room temperature after which upload the crumbled feta to the mixture. Mix nicely to frivolously combine.


    Once the dough has risen, take one piece of dough and location it on a nicely floured surface.
    Start rolling the dough to type a huge 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 identical parts. Place one phase of the filling within the heart of the dough. Refer to the image underneath to recognize the folding technique.
    Now fold the various 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 area down.
    Cook on medium warmth till golden brown after which flip to the various side. Before flipping, brush this area with oil as well.
    Cook on equally the area till golden brown. Make certain that the warmth is on low to medium to permit the Gozleme to cook dinner all of the method through. If cooked on too excessive heat, the outdoor will cook dinner faster and the within will nonetheless stay very doughy.


Gozleme is a Turkish various flatbread with various sorts of filling. This is considered one of my favourite with spinach and Feta cheese. This is a effective flatbread it is crusty outdoor with comfortable and chewy internal 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
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting time 1 hour
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 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 may want additional 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 alter 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 be bubbly and foamy on the cease of 10 minutes. If the yeast doesn’t seem foamy, then the yeast may be lifeless and also you ought to jump with a brand new batch.
    Add the yogurt and the yeast combination to the bowl alongside with the olive oil and jump mixing. Add additional water if had to make a really comfortable dough. The dough may be very comfortable but now not sticky.
    Dived the dough into 6 identical items and make a modern ball. Place the dough balls on a greased tray, nicely spaced and disguise 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 classes on the microwave.
    Squeeze all of the additional 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 cook dinner a bit.
    Add the overwhelmed red pepper to the onions and let it cook dinner for couple of minutes more. Do now not let the onions caramelize too much. Just cook dinner till they’re comfortable and translucent.
    Add the ready spinach to the pan and blend nicely to combine. Cook for couple of minutes additional for flavors to combine. DO NOT ADD SALT. The Feta cheese has so so much of salt and that was simply sufficient for the filling. Also style the cheese after which judge within the event you want any additional salt.
    Let the spinach onion combination cool down to room temperature after which upload the crumbled feta to the mixture. Mix nicely to frivolously combine.


To form and cook dinner the Gozleme –


    Once the dough has risen, take one piece of dough and location it on a nicely floured surface.
    Start rolling the dough to type a huge 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 identical parts. Place one phase of the filling within the heart of the dough. Refer to the image underneath to recognize the folding technique.
    Now fold the various 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 area down.
    Cook on medium warmth till golden brown after which flip to the various side. Before flipping, brush this area with oil as well.
    Cook on equally the area till golden brown. Make certain that the warmth is on low to medium to permit the Gozleme to cook dinner all of the method through. If cooked on too excessive heat, the outdoor will cook dinner faster and the within will nonetheless stay very doughy.
    Slice into 2 or four items and serve warm.