Recipe

Spinach gozleme

This traditional hand-rolled Turkish flatbread is filled with spinach and best served with a squeeze of lemon.

  • 15 mins preparation
  • 20 mins cooking
  • Serves 6
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Ingredients

Spinach gozleme
  • 2 cup sell-raising flour
  • 300 gram thick greek-style yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 bunch (500g) english spinach, leaves finely shredded
  • 200 gram feta, crumbled
  • 100 gram mozzarella, coarsely grated
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoon chopped mint
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1/3 cup vegetable or olive oil
  • lemon wedges, to serve

Method

Spinach gozleme
  • 1
    Sift 1 1/2 cups flour into a large bowl. Stir in yogurt and salt. Using hands, press dough together. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead in remaining flour to form a soft dough. Place dough in a lightly oiled large bowl. Cover with plastic food wrap; rest for 30 minutes.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, combine spinach, feta, mozzarella, onion and mint in a large bowl. Season with pepper.
  • 3
    Divide dough into 6 equal portions. For each gozleme, roll a portion of dough on a lightly floured surface to 20cm round. Sprinkle one-sixth of the spinach filling over dough, leaving a 2cm border. Fold dough to form a semicircle. Pinch edges to seal. Sprinkle top with sesame seeds.
  • 4
    Heat oil in a large frying pan over moderately high heat. Cook gozleme, in batches, for 2-3 minute each side or until golden brown, flattening with a spatula during cooking. Cut into wedges. Serve with lemon wedges.

Notes

The dough is initially very stiff and crumbly but, as you knead, it will become sticky and soft letting you add little more flour until it is smooth and elastic. You can use various cheeses in this recipe, including ricotta.

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