Spinach and feta Gözleme

Posted on: May 12th, 2010 by admin 4 Comments

Finally a not so sweet treat!  Gozleme is a tasty Turkish flat bread, often sold at markets around the world.  It’s a great snack easily heated up in the toaster at work and not too hard on the waistline.  There are quite a few filling options, but the most common (and our favorite) is spinach and feta.  Also you can just make the dough with flour, water and salt, which is probably more traditional than using yeast, but the recipes below is truly delicious.

  • 7g (1 sachet) instant dried yeast
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 3 c plain flour
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 100g (3.5oz) baby spinach
  • 200g (7oz)  feta cheese, crumbled
  • lemon wedges, to serve

Combine 1 cup of warm water, yeast, salt and sugar in a bowl. Stir and let stand in a warm, sunny place for 5 minutes or until bubbles form on the surface.

Sift flour into a large bowl. Add yeast mixture and 2 tablespoons of oil. Mix to form a soft dough. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead for 5 minutes or until elastic. Cut the dough into 4 and place on a greased baking tray. Cover with a clean tea towel. Stand in a warm, sunny place for 20 minutes or until dough roughly doubles in size.

Roll each piece into a 35cm x 45cm (13in x 17in) rectangle. Place one-quarter of spinach over half of each rectangle. Top with feta and season with salt and pepper. Fold dough over to enclose filling. Press edges together to seal.

Preheat a barbecue plate or heavy saucepan/griddle on medium-high heat. Brush one side of each gozleme with oil and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until nice brown spots start to appear. Brush uncooked side with remaining oil. Turn over and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden and crisp. Remove to a serving plate. Cut gozleme into quarters and most important – serve with lemon wedges.

Recipe adapted and photo from Taste.com

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4 Responses

  1. Nom nom nom – though as I am lazy and pressed for time the whole bread making thing prob won’t happen. You could prob do a version like quesiladas though, might try that!

  2. admin says:

    You can- just pop your fav flat bread of choice between the sandwich press with some spinach and feta inside and – voila. I guess that just makes it a sandwich?

  3. Oh, this looks so good! I can’t wait to try it…

  4. Joh S says:

    I WILL be doing this sandwich press style at work tomorrow. have spinach and feta – will travel.

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