Thursday, October 18, 2018

Carrot Balls (Havuclu Toplar)

1 lb carrot
¾-1 cup sugar
~200 gr Petit Beurre tea biscuits
½ tsp cinnamon (optional)
½ cup walnut, crushed (optional)
1/2 cup coconut, shredded

Peel the carrots and shred in a food processor. Take shredded carrots and sugar in a pot. Cook for about 15 minutes or until carrots get soft. Stir occasionally. Then, turn the heat off and let it cool for a while.
Meanwhile crush the biscuits in the food processor. Add crushed biscuits in carrot sugar mixture. Also add crushed walnuts and cinnamon (optional). Mix them all together. Use your hands to make small balls a little bigger than cherry. Dip them in coconut or you can serve them with different coatings or just plain.
ENJOY

TURKCE
½ kg havuc
¾-1 su bardagi seker
~200 gr Petit Beurre cay biskuvisi
1 cay kasigi tarcin (istege bagli)
½ su bardagi ceviz, ogutulmus (istege bagli)
1/2 su bardagi hindistan cevizi, rendelenmis

Havuclari rendeleyin ya da mutfak robotundan gecirin. Havuc ve sekeri bir tencereye alin. Orta ateste ara sira karistirarak yaklasik 15 dakika havuclar yumusayana dek pisirin. Ocaktan alin ve sogumaya birakin.
Bu sirada biskuvileri mutfak robotundan gecirin ya da elinizle ezerek iyice ufaltin. Soguyan havuclara biskuvileri ve cevizleri(istege bagli) ilave edin. Arzu ederseniz tarcin da ilave edebilirsiniz. Elinizle hepsini karistirin ve kirazdan biraz buyuk toplar seklinde elinizle yuvarlayin. Yaptiginiz toplari hindistan cevizi icinde yuvarlayin. Isterseniz sade veya degisik kaplamalar kullanarak da servis yapabilirsiniz.
AFIYET OLSUN

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Zucchini Fritters (Kabak Mucveri)

1 lb zucchini, peeled and shredded
4-5 green onions/ 1 big onion, chopped
½ bunch parsley/dill, finely chopped
1-2 eggs, beaten
½ cup crumbled feta cheese (optional)
4-5 tbsp flour, heaping
¼ tsp baking powder
½ tsp black pepper
¼ tsp paprika (optional)
1 tsp salt to taste
1 cup olive/canola oil for frying

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, but eggs and oil. Then stir in beaten eggs and get ready for frying (eggs make the mixture juicy). If your mixture gets juicy, drain the excess water.
In a wide skillet, sizzle oil and drop 1 table spoon of mixture into it. Then press gently to flatten and give a pate shape. Fry both sides till they get golden brown over high medium heat. Place fried Zucchini Fritters over a paper towel to get rid of the excess oil.
Serve Zucchini Fritters cold or warm with garlic yogurt sauce or yogurt.
ENJOY
***This is a vegetarian recipe.
TURKCE
½ kg sakiz kabagi, soyulmus ve rendelenmis
4-5 tane yesil sogan/1 buyuk sogan, dogranmis
½ demet maydanoz/dere otu, ince dogranmis
1-2 yumurta, cirpilmis
½ su bardagi beyaz peynir (istege bagli)
4-5 yemek kasigi un, tepeleme
1 cay kasigi karabiber
½ cay kasigi karbonat
½ cay kasigi kirmizi toz biber (istege bagli)
1 tatli kasigi tuz
Kizartmak icin 1 su bardagi sivi yag (tercihen zeytinyagi/kanola yagi)

Yumurta ve sivi yag haric butun mucver malzemelerini bir kasede guzelce karistirin. En sonunda cirpilmis yumurtayi ilave edip karistirin ve cok bekletmeden kizartmaya baslayin (yumurta karisimi sulandirir). Eger karisiminiz sulandiysa, fazla suyunu suzun.
Genis bir kizartma tavasinda yagi kizdirin ve bir yemek kasigi ile mucver malzemesinden alip kizgin yaga koyun, hafifce uzerine bastirarak duzlestirin ve kofte seklini verin. Mucverlerin her iki tarafi da kizarana dek orta ateste kizartin. Kizarttiklarinizi kagit havlu uzerine koyarak fazla yagini alin.
Kabak Mucverini sicak ya da soguk olarak, sarimsakli yogurt ya da yogurt ile servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN
***Bu bir vejeteryan yemegidir.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Mushroom Soup with Chicken (Tavuklu Mantar Corbasi)

½ chicken breast
2 cups milk
1 carrot, chopped
½ lb ( 4-5 ) button mushroom, sliced
½ stick butter (50-65 gr)
2 Tbsp flour, heaping
1 Tbsp salt (for soup)
1 tsp salt (for boiling chicken)
½ bunch of fresh dill, thinly chopped or 1 tsp of dried dill (optional)
2 Tbsp cooking oil

Boil the chicken breast with the chopped carrots until they are both soft and tender with adding 1 tsp salt. When it’s done, pour the remained water in a bowl for using it as the chicken stock in the soup.
After the cooked chicken breast cools a little, cut it into small pieces.
Meanwhile, in a skillet place the butter and sliced mushrooms. You can sprinkle a pinch of salt on them. Saute them on a low-medium heat, till they get soft and tender, for about 8-10 minutes.
In a large pot, add the oil and flour and stir continuously while cooking on low- medium heat, for about 2-3 minutes. When the flour and oil mixture starts to change in color, add milk, salt and the chicken stock when you set apart before. Stir well in order to obtain a smooth creamy soup.
Finally add the chicken pieces, carrots and cooked mushrooms into the soup. Then cook for about 8- 10 minutes stirring occasionally (optional). When it’s done sprinkle with dill on top before serving.
Serve it while still hot or warm.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
½ tavuk gogsu, haslanmis
2 su bardagi sut
1 havuc, halka halka dogranmis
200-250 gr (4-5) kultur mantari, dogranmis
50-65 gr tereyagi
2 yemek kasigi tepeleme un
1 yemek kasigi tuz (corba icin)
2 cay kasigi tuz (tavugu haslamak icin)
½ demet dereotu, ince ince dogranmis ya da 2 cay kasigi kuru dereotu (istege bagli)
2 yemek kasigi sivi yag

Tavuk gogsunu havuclarla birlikte 2 cay kasigi tuz ilave ederek haslayin. Tavuk ve havuclar yumusayinca kalan suyu bir kaseye alip, corbada kullanmak icin ayirin.
Haslanmis tavuk biraz soguyunca, kup kup dograyin.
Bu sirada, tereyagini bir tavaya alin ve dogranmis mantarlari, bir tutam tuz ilave ederek kisik ateste, yumusayana dek, 8-10 dakika pisirin.
Buyuk bir tencereye, 1 yemek kasigi sivi yag ve unu koyup, dusuk ateste 2-3 dakika kavurun. Un-yag karisimi sararmaya basladigi zaman; sutu, tuzu ve tavugun haslama suyunu ilave edin. Puruzsuz bir corba elde etmek icin guzelce karistirin.
Son olarak ; tavuk parcaciklarini, havuclari ve mantarlari ilave edin. Ara sira karistirarak, 8-10 dakika kisik ateste pisirin. Corbaniz hazir oldugu zaman uzerine dereotunu ilave edin (istege bagli), karistirin ve servis yapin.

AFIYET OLSUN

Ana Sayfaya Don 
 

Monday, October 30, 2017

Pumpkin Cookies (Balkabakli Kurabiye)

½ cup softened butter (1/2 stick)
1 cup sugar
½ cup pumpkin puree
1 egg
1 Tbsp vanilla
1 ½ cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
A pinch of salt
A pinch of nutmeg (optional)
A pinch of ground cloves (optional)
A pinch of ground ginger (optional)
1/3 cup walnuts, chopped
1/3 cup raisins

Heat the oven to 350 F (180 C). Grease a baking tray or line with cookie sheets.
Using a mixer or your hands mix the butter with sugar until smooth. Once the mixture is light and fluffy beat in the eggs, then mix in the vanilla and pumpkin puree. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and the spices. Slowly beat the flour mixture into the batter and stir in the walnuts and raisins.
Scoop the cookie dough by heaping tablespoons onto the prepared cookie sheets or baking tray and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the cookies are browned around the edges. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
½ su bardagi, yumusak tereyag (oda sicakliginda)
1 su bardagi seker
½ su bardagi balkabagi puresi
1 yumurta
1 yemek kasigi vanilya
1 ½ su bardagi un
1 tatli kasigi karbonat
1 tatli kasigi tarcin
Bir tutam tuz
Bir tutam karanfil tozu (istege bagli)
Bir tutam zencefil tozu (istege bagli)
Bir tutam kucuk hindistan cevizi tozu (istege bagli)
1/3 su bardagi ceviz ici, ufalanmis
1/3 su bardagi kuru uzum

Firini 180 C (350 F)’a isitin. Firin tepsisini yaglayin veya yagli kagit kullanabilirsiniz.
Elinizi kullanarak ya da mikser yardimiyla once tereyagini seker ile guzelce karistirin. Yumurtayi ilave edin ve karistirmaya devam ederek balkabagi puresini ve vanilyayi ekleyin. Genis bir kasede, un, karbonat, tuz ve kullanacaginiz baharatlari karistirin. Un karisimini yavas yavas kurabiye karisimina yedirerek karistirin. Son olarak, ceviz ve kuru uzumleri ilave edin ve guzelce karistirin.
Birer yemek kasigi dolusu kurabiye hamurunu firin tepsisine araliklarla dizin. Yaklasik 15-20 dakika kadar ya da kurabiyelerin kenarlari kizarana dek pisirin. Firindan cikardiginiz kurabiyeleri soguduktan sonar ikram edebilirsiniz.
AFIYET OLSUN


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Lemon Bars (Limonlu Kareler)

For the crust:
½ lb butter, at room temperature
½ cup granulated sugar
2 cups flour
A pinch of sea salt

For the lemon layer: 
4 large eggs at room temperature
1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
1-1 ½ grated lemon zest (3 to 4 lemons)
2/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
2/3 cup flour

½ cup confectioners’ sugar, for dusting

Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and grease a 9x13x2 inch oven tray lined with baking sheet.
For the crust, mix the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light. Combine flour and salt and, with the mixer on low, add to the butter until just mixed. Take the dough onto a well floured board and gather into a ball. Flatten the dough with floured hands and press it into the greased baking sheet, building up a ½ inch edge on all sides. Bake the crust for about 15 to 20 minutes, until very lightly browned. Let cool on a wire rack and leave the oven on.
For the lemon layer, whisk together the eggs, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, and flour. Pour over the crust and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or about 5 minutes beyond the point where the lemon filling is set. Let cool to room temperature.
Cut into rectangles/squares and dust with confectioners’ sugar.
ENJOY
TURKCE
Tabani icin: 
250 gr tereyag, oda sicakliginda
½ su bardagi seker
2 su bardagi un
Bir tutam tuz

Uzeri icin: 
4 buyuk boy yumurta, oda sicakliginda
1 2/3 su bardagi seker
½ rendelenmis limon kabugu (3-4 limon)
2/3 su bardagi taze sikilmis limon suyu
2/3 su bardagi un
Uzerine serpmek icin ½ su bardagi pudra sekeri

Firini onceden 180°C (350°F)’ye isitin ve yaklasik 22x32x5 cm boyutlarinda bir borcam tepsiyi yaglayin veya yagli kagit serin. Tabani icin, tereyagi ve sekeri mikser ile karistirarak krema haline getirin. Baska bir yerde, un ve tuzu karistirin ve mikser ile dusuk seviyede tereyagi karisimina karistirarak yedirin. Hamuru unlanmis temiz bir zemine alin ve top haline getirin. Unlanmis elleriniz yardimiyla hamuru acip duzlestirin ve hazirlamis oldugunuz tepsiye bastirarak yerlestirin. Kenarlarinda yaklasik 1-1.5 cm yuksekliginde hamur olacak sekilde ayarlayin. Firina verin ve yaklasik 15-20 dakika ya da uzeri hafifce kizarana dek pisirin. Sogumaya alin ve firini calisir sekilde acik birakin.
Limonlu ust kisim icin, yumurta, seker, limon suyu, limon kabugu rendesi ve unu mikserle cirpin. Karisimi tabanin uzerine esit sekilde yayarak dokun ve yaklasik 25-30 dakika veya ust kismi sertlesmeye basladiktan sonra 5 dakika daha pisirdikten sonra firindan alin. Oda sicakligina gelene dek sogumaya birakin.
Kare veya dikdortgen seklinde dilimleyin ve uzerine elek ile pudra sekeri serpin.
AFIYET OLSUN

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Sauerkraut with Mushrooms (Mantarli Lahana Tursusu)

2 cups sauerkraut, drained
1 medium onion, chopped
1 lb (~450 gr) mushroom, quartered
2-3 Tbsp of butter
A pinch of sea salt (optional)
A pinch of ground black pepper (optional)

Melt the butter in a skillet and saute onions for about 3 minutes over medium heat. Stir in the chopped mushrooms and saute 2 minutes. Then, add the sauerkraut and cook for about 15-20 minutes stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with salt and pepper (optional) and serve warm/hot.
Serves 6
ENJOY

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TURKCE 
1 orta boy sogan, dogranmis
~450 gr (1 lb) mantar, dorde bolunmus
2-3 yemek kasigi tereyagi
Bir tutam deniz tuzu (istege bagli)
Bir tutam karabiber (istege bagli)

Tereyagini genis bir tavada eritin. Soganlari ilave edin ve orta ateste yaklasik 3 dakika soteleyin. Dogranmis mantarlari ilave edip 2 dakika daha kavurun. Sonra, salamura lahanayi ilave edin ve yaklasik 15-20 dakika kadar ara sira karistirarak pisirin. Istege bagli olarak tuz ve karabiber ilave edin ve sicak/ilik servis edin.
6 kisiliktir
AFIYET OLSUN