Food

Traditional Turkish Gozleme

September 20, 2021

Yield
Makes 6
Prep Time
20mins
Cook Time
20mins
Difficulty Level
3 / 5

Curb your wanderlust and cravings at once with our authentic Turkish flatbread recipe, stuffed with full-flavoured lamb filling and a delicious spinach and feta mixture. Don’t be afraid to be adventurous with it as well – this recipe works just as well in a nifty sandwich press, and is versatile enough to hold a combination of other ingredients.

Ingredients

GOZLEME

LAMB FILLING

SPINACH & CHEESE FILLING

Steps

01.

Combine flour and salt in large bowl. Gradually stir in the water; mix to a soft dough. Knead dough on floured surface about 5 mins or until smooth and elastic. Return to bowl; cover.

02.

Make lamb filling. Heat oil in large frying pan; cook garlic and spices until fragrant. Add lamb; cook, stirring, until browned. Add undrained tomatoes; simmer about 15 mins or until liquid is almost evaporated. Stir in parsley.

03.

Make spinach and cheese filling. Combine ingredients in medium bowl.

04.

Divide dough into six portions; roll each portion on floured surface into 30 cm square. Spoon spinach and cheese filling onto dough squares, spreading filling across centre of squares; top each with equal amounts of lamb filling. Fold top and bottom edges of dough over filling; tuck in ends to enclose.

05.

Cook gözleme, both sides, over low heat on oiled grill plate, brushing with oil, until browned lightly and heated through.

TIP Try cooking these in a sandwich press ­- it works beautifully.

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