February 8, 2023

Turkish gozleme

A savoury Turkish pastry that’s made with bread. Stuff with spiced lamb, feta, raisins and pine nuts and serve with tomato and pomegranate dip


For the gozleme dough

  • 7g sachet fast-action dried yeast
  • 1 tsp golden caster sugar
  • 250g plain flour
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

For the filling

  • 1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra to finish
  • 500g pack lamb mince
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp mild chilli powder
  • 50g raisin
  • zest 1 lemon
  • 3 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 50g toasted pine nut
  • 100g feta cheese

For the sauce

  • 8 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 2 tbsp pomegranate molasses
  • 1 tbsp very finely chopped red onion


  • STEP 1

    For the dough, mix the yeast, sugar and 175ml lukewarm water in a small bowl. Stir to dissolve the yeast, then set aside for 10 mins, or until the liquid starts to froth.

  • STEP 2

    Mix the flour with ½ tsp salt in a big bowl. Make a well in the centre, pour in the yeasty mixture and olive oil, and mix to a dough. Knead for 10 mins, then put the dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with oiled cling film. Leave somewhere quite warm until doubled in size.

  • STEP 3

    Meanwhile, make the filling. Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the mince and fry, breaking up lumps as you go, until well browned. Stir in the garlic, spices and raisins, and fry for a few more mins, then turn off the heat and stir in the lemon zest, spring onions, pine nuts and seasoning. Set aside to cool a little.

  • STEP 4

    Divide the dough into 4. Working a piece at a time, roll out on a lightly floured surface to 25 x 30cm, without the dough splitting. With a long edge of the pastry laying in front of you, spoon ¼ of the mince on the bottom half – leaving a 2cm border all round. Crumble over ¼ of the feta. Fold the other half of the dough over the filling, folding in and pinching the edges to seal in the lamb. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.

  • STEP 5

    Heat a large frying pan over a high heat and brush the gozleme all over with oil.

  • STEP 6

    Cook in batches for 3-5 mins on each side, or until golden and heated through. Quickly mix the tomato ketchup, pomegranate and onion, and serve with the hot, crispy gozleme.

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