Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Turkish Crêpe

Turkish Crêpe is one of the authentic Turkish cuisine, better known locally as Gözleme, a village dish made of flat lavas or bread folded over various ingredients then baked on a griddle. It has been a popular light meal for centuries in Turkey. The pancake is called lava without toppings and became gözleme with toppings like spinach, cheese: cow's milk cheese or feta (sheep's milk cheese), minced meat/lamb, mashed potatoes are spread atop the bread and it is folded over them.


In many restaurants, there is a section where normally two ladies sit at a low table in full view of diners, rolling out the dough with a broomstick-handle-thin rolling pin, then spreads the nearly one-meter-diameter rounds of paper-thin dough on a circular griddle to bake.

...a humble pancake with minced meat...

...tasted heavenly with cheese...

...this one with mashed potatoes...

...and a free traditional music accompanied the supper...


...and it is Pancake Day over here...a day before Lent (40 days fasting period from luxury foods such as egg, milk, butter, cheese)...Christian tradition (normally Catholic or Ortodox), known as Mardi Gras of Fat Tuesday for French people, celebrated in Germany, Belgium, Portugal and a few other countries in Europe, India, Australia, Brazil and some other countries in Latin America, USA, Hawaii, Canada...




6 comments:

lynawan said...

yumm um!
I've been induging in urkish fod latl and I'm going to earn how o cook kofte from my Turkish friend!

kak ja said...

Tetiba perut kja berbuyi krik-krok, krik-krok...

[danial][ma] said...

hej! lynawan...whoaaaahh...turkish fever...heheheh...and that's great too learning too cook turkish cuisine...but don't forget karipap after all those indulgent...;-)

[danial][ma] said...

hej! kak ja...hahahaha...go, go and make some 'lempeng'...;-)

aliff muhammad said...

So yummy! My perut start to sing, kriouk, kriouk!

[danial][ma] said...

hej! aliff muhammad...yup, it's yummy pancake but i think it is much yummy if there's curry gravy to dip the pancake...plus anchovic sambol too...arghhhhh..heaven...;-)

p.s.: thanks for dropping by and love to visit yours but it's not opened to public...cheers!

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