Friday, October 26, 2012

Gozleme

Food from Turkey.



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Do you know where to get the best Gozleme in Perth?... read on... for the best Gozleme, I've had so far... at the end of this post and if you know of any, do drop me a line...

I had my first bite, my first taste of Gozleme, eight years ago, at this particular Kebab shop near my place...
I would definitely order one whenever I happened to be in that shopping centre around lunch time... unfortunately the quality soon dwindle... Their Gozleme may have the look and shape ... but lacked of flavours, the filling was barely there... all I could taste was just the golden brown cooked dough with a tangy sourish taste of lemon...thumbs down

H tasted that flat Gozleme... 'and never again  would I want to eat that piece of crap again...'H lamented.
Gozleme has become "the bad word" in his food-vocabulary... he wasn't interested...not even when I said 'I'll make some...' ...batting eyelashes... He was so not in favour ...not listening



My quest for a good Gozleme did not just die there... I have tried Gozlemes in many 'Kebab' shops... around Perth Northern, I have tried the one in Fremantle E-shed...
Most of the Gozlemes I tasted, couldn't match the one 8 years ago... I nearly gave up, thinking that perhaps that good Gozleme can only be achieved at home...sighstill need to coax and convince that someone ...who I shall not mention here...winking again

All was not lost... I finally found the best Gozleme ... hers was the best! Judging by the long queue during lunch crowd, I wouldn't be far off if I'd say that... its the Real Deal...and surprisingly H agrees!!!...generous with the filling and quite sizeable too... thumbs up


If you are in Perth... do try out this Turkish treat in Harbour Town (opposite Lorna Jane)...

This is my version of Gozleme...superb for BBQ get together.big grin


Wishing everyone who is celebrating… 
have a happy wonderful 
Eid~ul~Adha
&
Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Adha…



Lisa H.xox kiss


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Recipe (make about 12 pieces)
(adapted with changes AWW)
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Dough
600g plain flour
1 teaspoon cooking salt
410ml warm water
2 tablespoon vegetable oil
Chicken Filling
500g chicken thigh - mince or chopped
2 tablespoon cumin - grounded
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
3 clove garlic - crushed
1/2 cup parsley - chopped
salt and pepper
Spinach and Feta filling
150g spinach roughly chopped
1/2 cup coarsely chopped mint
200g reduced fat feta cheese
1 cup mozarella cheese
1 cup of tasty cheese
Dough
  1. Mix all the ingredients and knead into a smooth dough
  2. Set aside and cover with damp cloth 
  3. Let the dough rest.
Filling
  1. Heat up the saute pan with 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. 
  2. Saute the garlic and spices until fragrant
  3. Add chicken and stir and simmer until the chicken is cooked and liquid evaporate.
  4. Season with salt and pepper
  5. Stir in parsley
  6. Set aside to cool
  7. In another bowl, mix spinach, feta and mint.
Putting everything together...
  1. Divide the dough into 12
  2. Roll to 15cm by 15cm (approximately). Let the dough rest for 5 minutes ....if the dough seems a little bit elastic...
  3. Divide the filling...and 
  4. Spoon the chicken filling and fill up about half of the rolled dough (using imaginary line...fill up 7.5cm by 15 cm) 
  5. top up with spinach and feta mix
  6. Add about 1 dinner spoon of tasty cheese 
  7. Add 1 dinner spoon of mozzarella cheese 
  8. Carefully and gently fold the dough and crimp the edges.
  9. Heat up the flat plate on the barbeque or skillet
  10. Drizzle some oil
  11. Place and cook the gozleme until it turn golden in colour.
  12. Flip over
  13. Serve immediately with lemon wedges

14 comments:

  1. Scrumptious! A wonderful speciality. Lovely filling. So tasty.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  2. What a delicious looking dish! Perfect snack or even light meal!

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    1. I agree with you Nami... perfect for supper too :D

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    1. Neither did I until 8 years ago ;P
      Thanks for the invite :D

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  4. never had nor heard of this before.. would love to try some one day ^^ with so much cheeses in it, your gozleme's got to be good ^^

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  5. Mmmm..looks lovely ..don't know this but want to make it now:-)

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  6. Absolutely stunning recipe and photos. I can see how you make this Turkish pastry more authentic and delicious than ones you find in shops.

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  7. Hi Lisa, this pastry look yummylicios. Love the filling, it look really good. I suppose habis by now cos I missed the train. LOL
    Nice click!

    Have a nice week ahead.

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  8. Sounds and looks good for an afternoon chill-out session with a glass of white...

    Btw, stumbled upon your lovely blog... Cool!

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