Monday, October 01, 2007

Quick Gozleme

"This is a Turkish sort of hot-plate cooked bread wrap or crepes containing fillings such as spinach and feta, or spiced mince, served with lemon juice."

Preparing Gozleme following it's original recipe can make your poor arms drop-off from all the kneading and rolling of the dough!

So, here's my quick Gozleme recipe for Ramadan. [And I apologise to all your Turks for simplifying it beyond belief :D]

The Filling

2 cups grated feta cheese, or a mixture of feta and another cheese (mozzarella, cheddar, ricotta)
2 cups finely chopped silver beet or spinach leaves (no stems)
½ cup chopped fresh mint leaves
½ cup chopped flat leaf parsley
½ cup chopped spring onion
½ cup dried brown (friend) onion, mixed with the following:
1 tsp white pepper (optional)
1 tsp allspice (optional)
1 tsp mixed dried herbs e.g. oregano, sage (optional)

You can also have some minced meat filling seasoned to your taste.

The reason why this recipe is simple is because there's no dough to knead! Just use frozen puff-pastry squares.

Method

Blend/mix all the leaves, herbs and the dried brown (fried) onions in a blender or mixer for less than a minute. The mixture should have coarse-consistency, not paste-like. Mix this green mixture with the cheese and spices. That's it! You can store this in the fridge for 2-3 days and take it out 1/2 hr before iftar to prepare.
Put lumpfuls of this mixture on the puff-pastry squares laid out in a baking tray. Put it in the oven and use temperate instructions on the puff-pastry package.

Serve hot and fresh off the oven! :D

3 comments:

faraz ahmed said...

You sure its the best of ideas to be posting tastilicious recipes that bring water to the mouth of a fasting Muslim?

I'm sure I can find a fatwa against such actions somewhere ;-)

Humairah Irfan said...

okayyyyy fine, I wont post the homemade falooda recipe (complete with how to make home made instant kulfi :D )

I wonder if there's a fatwa against reading blogs while fasting. [lol.. although I have tried to post the recipes when people in the West are not fasting, I have been considerate! :D]

where art thou? said...

the fatwa isn't against reading blog... it prolly against posting recipes.

the same way you can't tell what are you going to hear from someone until he actually says it - faraz and i (the innocent ones) don't know what you are going to post until we actually read it. SO reading's okay... it's all your fault. lol