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Lamb and cheese gozleme

No need to wait until market day for gozleme when you can make your own at home.
lamb and cheese gozleme
1H 15M

This traditional Turkish pastry with a savoury filling of lamb, cheese and spinach makes a great snack or light meal. Don’t forget to serve with a good squeeze of lemon juice.



1.Sift flour and salt together into a large bowl. Add water, mixing to form a firm dough.
2.Knead dough on floured surface for about 5 minutes, until smooth and elastic. Return to bowl. Cover with a clean tea-towel.
3.FILLING: Heat oil in a large frying pan on high. Saute bacon and onion for 3-4 minutes until tender. Add mince. Cook for 4-5 minutes, breaking up lumps as it cooks. Transfer to a bowl and cool. Stir feta, spinach, tasty cheese and tomato through. Season to taste.
4.Divide dough into 8 portions. Roll each piece into a 20 x 30cm rectangle. Spoon about 1 cup filling evenly over one half of each rectangle. Fold over dough to enclose and fold over edges to seal.
5.Heat a barbecue plate on medium. Brush gozleme with oil and cook for 3-4 minutes each side until browned and crisp. Repeat with remaining gozleme. Cut into wedges. Serve with lemon.

Gozleme is a traditional Turkish snack food that has become very popular in Australia and is often found at markets. Try chopped antipasto vegetables mixed with feta cheese as a vegetarian alternative to the traditional lamb filling.


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