These little beauties are great for breakfast or an afternoon snack served with turkish çay (tea) or even Ayran (turkish yogurt drink – see blog for recipe)
A lot of tradition turkish woman like to get together and have a natter while serving up these ❤️
You can also fill them with whatever you fancy! It doesn’t just have to be feta.
A few I like to use is sucuk, salami, potato, feta, tomato, spinach, mince meat ect .
You can make them any shape you like and tip with just an egg wash or sesame / poppy seeds.
P.s every house, every country and every person will have their own way of cooking these so don’t ever think your way is wrong because it’s not the same as someone else’s.
*125g natural or Greek yogurt
*1.5tsp baking powder
*75ml olive oil
* crumbled feta cheese
*1dsp sesame seeds
*1tsp olive oil
In a large mixing bowl slightly whisk the eggs. Add and mix first the yogurt and then the olive oil.
Sieve salt, flour and baking powder.
If the yogurt is too dry you might need to reduce the amount of flour, so add the flour slowly.
Knead with your hands adding the flour gradually, until you get a soft dough.
Then make small-walnut sized balls. Flatten in your hand and add ingredients of your choice in the middle and close.
Do not push too hard in the joining point. A gentle push will be enough.
Place each savory pastry on an oven tray. They shouldn’t touch each other and should have enough space to expand.
In a small bowl wish an egg yolk and a tablespoon of olive oil. Using an egg brush, or your hand spread this mixture
on the savory pastries.
Then sprinkle with poppy or sesame seeds.
Cook in an oven at 180 degrees for 25 minutes, They
should be golden on top and on the bottom.
See blog for turkish tea and ayran recipes