Sunday, November 29, 2009

Gul Borek (Rose Borek)

1 lb (454 gr) Phyllo Pastry / 4-5 yufka
3 L (13*9*2”) Pyrex casserole dish
2 eggs
2/3 cup milk
1/3 or ½ cup oil
Salt to taste
1 tsp sesame seeds
1 tsp nigella seeds (optional)

Click for the filling ingredients you can use.

In a bowl, place the eggs, oil and milk. Mix them with a whisk. Take 1 cup of this mixture and set aside to use later for the top.
If using Turkish yufka, place all the yufka sheets on top of each other. Cut them in four by obtaining equal triangle like pieces. Then, put 2 tbsp of milk mixture on every piece and spread with the back of spoon or use a brush to spread all over. Place 2 tbsp of the filling on the wide edge and spread evenly through the edge. Flap the wide edge inside and roll it up till the end (make sure not to roll too tight). Then, again roll this long piece forming a spiral shape (see the picture). Repeat the same procedure for each of the yufka piece.

If using Phyllo Pastry, use two piece of pastry sheets at the same time to form a rose borek (two sheets aproximately have the same thickness as one yufka sheet). Place the filling on the wide edge of the rectangle sheet and then roll it up till the other end. Give the spiral shape and use the same procedure as you’ve used for the yufka.
Place the rose shape boreks side by side in a greased Pyrex dish (do not leave any room in between). Pour the remaining liquid mixture on top of the borek evenly and sprinkle with nigella and sesame seeds.Preheat the oven to 350 F(180 C) and bake for about 30-45 minutes, until it turns golden brown. Serve warm.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
1 tane (454 gr) Phillo Pastry/ 4-5 adet yufka
3lt lik Pyrex (borcam) ya da herhangi bir tepsi
2 yumurta
2/3 su bardagi sut
1/3 ya da ½ su bardagi sivi yag
Tuz
2 cay kasigi susam
2 cay kasigi corek otu (istege bagli)

Bir kasede sut, yumurta ve sivi yagini karistirin. Karisimdan bir su bardagi alin ve daha sonra uzerine kullanmak icin ayirin.
Eger yufka kullaniyorsaniz butun yufkalari ust uste koyun ve esit bir sekilde ortadan dorde kesin. Her parcaya yaklasik 2 yemek kasigi sutlu karisimi yayarak firca ya da kasigin arkasi ile surun. Sonra, her parcanin genis kismina kullandiginiz ic malzemeden 2 yemek kasigi kadar malzemeyi esit sekilde dagitin. Genis kismi ice dogru kivirin ve uc kismina kadar cok siki olmayacak sekilde dolayin. Elde ettiginiz uzun parcayi bir ucundan tutarak sarmal seklinde etrafinda dolayin (resime bakiniz). Her yufka parcasi icin ayni islemi uygulayin.
Eger fillo pastri kullaniyorsaniz; iki kat pastriyi ayni anda kullanin (pastriler ince oldugu icin iki kat pastry yufka kalinligina denk gelir). Dikdortgen seklindeki parcanin genis kismina ic malzemeyi ayni sekilde dagitip, rulo seklinde sararak gul seklini verin. Yufka icin yapilan ayni islemi uygulayin.
Yaglanmis firin tepsisine gul borekleri yanyana araliksiz sekilde dizin. Geriye kalan sutlu karisimi esit sekilde boregin uzerine dokun ve susam ile corek otu serpin.Onceden isitilmis 180 C (350 F) firinda uzeri kizarana dek, yaklasik 30-45 dakika pisirin. Sicak servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Apple Filled Sweet Buns (Elmali Top Pare)

2 eggs
250 gr butter/margarine (2 sticks) at room temperature
2 tbsp yogurt
5 cups all purpose flour
½ cup sugar
1 tsp/1 package baking powder
2 tsp/2 package vanilla
½ cup coconut, finely shredded

For Filling:
3-4 apple, peeled and shredded
¼ cup sugar
½ cup hazelnuts/walnuts, crushed (optional)
1 tbsp cinnamon

Syrup:
1½ cup water
1 ½-2 cups sugar
1 tsp lemon juice

First prepare the syrup, because you will use pour cooled syrup over the hot cookies. In a saucepan, place sugar and water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 3-4 minutes. Stir in lemon juice and turn the heat off. Let it cool.
Place all the filling ingredients, but the nuts and cinnamon a saucepan/pot. Cook over low-medium heat, till the mixture gets brownish and thickens (for about 10-12 minutes). Then, stir in nuts and cinnamon. Set aside to cool.
In a large bowl, mix sugar, melted margarine/butter, eggs and yogurt using a mixer. Slowly add flour, baking powder and vanilla and knead with your hands till the dough gets soft and non sticky as cookie dough. Cover and leave the dough aside for 15 minutes.
Grab walnut size dough pieces and flatten them with a rolling pin or just use your palms for flattening. Place ½-1 tbsp filling in the middle and close it up, giving a ball shape. Then, place it on a greased oven tray upside down (closing side will be touching the tray). Bake them in a preheated 375 F (190 C) oven till they get lightly pink. Do not over bake. Immediately pour the cooled syrup all over the cookies. Or dip them in syrup. Do not leave them in syrup more than 10 minutes, otherwise they will be crumbly. Finally dip and roll the sweet buns in shredded coconut, making sure the tops are covered with coconut.
Then place them a serving plate. You can store them in fridge as long as they are sealed well.
This recipe makes approximately 20 pieces.
ENJOY

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2 yumurta
250 gr margarin/tereyag, oda sicakliginda
2 yemek kasigi yogurt
5 su bardagi un
½ su bardagi seker
1 tatli kasigi/1 paket kabartma tozu
2 tatli kasigi/2 paket vanilya
½ su bardagi hindistancevizi rendesi


Ic malzeme:
3-4 elma, soyulup rendelenmis
¼ su bardagi seker
½ su bardagi findik/ceviz, iri cekilmis (istege bagli)
1 yemek kasigi tarcin


Surup:
1½ su bardagi su
1 ½-2 su bardagi seker
1 tatli kasigi limon suyu


Ilk once; surubu hazirlayin, cunku sicak kurabiyelerin uzerine sogumus surubu dokecegiz. Kucuk bir tencereye seker ve suyu alin. Yaklasik 3-4 dakika kaynatin ve altini kapatip limon suyunu ilave edin. Sogumasi icin bir kenara ayirin.
Ic malzemeyi hazirlamak icin, rendelenmis elma ve sekeri bir tencereye alin. Orta ateste elmalar karisim suyunu cekip, kahverengimsi bir renk alana dek, yaklasik 10-12 dakika pisirin. Sonra, findik/ceviz ve tarcini karistirin ve bir muddet sogumaya birakin.
Genis bir kapta seker, eritilmis margarin/tereyagi, yumurta ve yogurdu mikser ile cirpin. Yavasca unu ilave ederek elinizle yogurmaya baslayin. Kabartma tozu ve vanilyayi ilave edin ve yapismayan, kulak memesi yumusakliginda bir hamur elde edin. Uzerini ortun ve yaklasik 15 dakika dinlendirin.
Ceviz buyuklugunde parcalar koparin ve hamuru merdane ya da elinizle acarak mumkun oldugunca inceltin. Ortasina ½-1 yemek kasigi ic malzeme koyun ve buzerek kapatin. Kapattiginiz kisim altta kalacak sekilde yaglanmis firin tepsisine aralikli olarak dizin.
Onceden isitilmis 190 C (375 F) firinda hafif pembelesene dek pisirin (Kahverengi olmasina izin vermeyin).

Firindan cikarir cikarmaz soguyan surubu uzerlerine dokun ya da top pareleri suruba daldirin. Surubun icinde alt ust ederek surubu iyice emmesini saglayin, ama 10 dakikadan fazla surubun icinde birakmayin. Aksi takdirde top pareler dagilir ve sekilleri bozulur. Son olarak, elmali top pareleri hindistan cevizinin icinde yuvarlayin ve iyice bulanmasi saglayin. Sonra, servis tabagina alin ve servis yapin. Isterseniz, elmali top pareleri kapali olarak buzdolabinda saklayabilirsiniz.
Bu tariften yaklasik 20 tane top pare cikiyor.
AFIYET OLSUN


Ana Sayfaya Don

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tomato Soup with Potatoes (Patatesli Domates Corbasi)

1 onion, chopped
2 medium/1 cup tomatoes, petite diced
2 medium potatoes, petite diced
2/3 cup vermicelli/orzo
2 tbsp canola/olive oil
1 tbsp salt to taste
8 cups hot water
1 chicken bouillon (optional)
2 tbsp yogurt
1 egg
Black pepper

Saute onions with canola/olive oil in a pot for 2-3 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and continue sautéing over medium heat for a while. Add hot water, salt and chicken bouillon (if using). Once it starts bubbling, stir in potatoes and simmer over low-medium heat for about 10-15 minutes.
Stir in vermicelli/orzo. Cook for about 8-10 more minutes till the vermicelli/orzo and potatoes are cooked. Turn the heat off.
For the sauce, beat the egg and yogurt in a bowl. Take a ladle of soup and slowly stir in the sauce to reduce the heat difference between the soup and sauce. Then, slowly stir the sauce into soup. Sprinkle black pepper and serve warm.
ENJOY
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1 sogan, dogranmis
2 domates/1 su bardagi domates, kucuk dogranmis
2/3 su bardagi tel/arpa sehriye
2 yemek kasigi kanola/zeytinyagi
1 yemek kasigi tuz
8 su bardagi sicak su
1 tavuk bulyon (istege bagli)
2 yemek kasigi yogurt
1 yumurta
Karabiber

Bir tencereye kanola/zeytinyagini ve sogani alin. Orta ateste 2-3 dakika kavurun. Domatesi ilave edin ve bir sure daha kavurmaya devam edin. Sicak su, tuz ve kullaniyorsaniz bulyonu ekleyin. Kaynamaya baslayinca patatesleri ilave edin. Kisik ateste yaklasik 10-15 dakika pisirin.
Sonra, sehriyeyi ilave edin ve karistirin. Sehriye ve patatesler pisene dek yaklasik 10 dakika boyunca pisirin. Altini kapatin.
Corbanin terbiyesi icin bir kasede yumurta ve yogurdu mumkun oldugu kadar iyi cirpin. Bir kepce ile sicak corbadan alin ve yavasca cirpmis oldugunuz terbiye sosunun icine karistirin. Boylece terbiye sosu ve corbanin arasindaki sicaklik farkini azaltmis olursunuz. Son olarak terbiye sosunu yavas yavas karistirarak corbaya ilave edin. Karabiber serpin ve sicak servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Ali Nazik

2 medium eggplants
1-2 green pepper (optional)
150 gr ground beef
1+1 tbsp canola oil
½ cup garlic yogurt
½ tsp black pepper
1-2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped (optional)
1 tsp salt to taste

Make holes in the eggplants with a fork to make them roast better. Roast them and peppers in the oven or over the grill till they get soft. Let them cool. Remove the skins of both eggplants and peppers. Chop them finely; add half of the salt (1/2 tsp) and sauté with one tbsp of canola oil for about 3-4 minutes. Transfer to a serving plate. If desired, mix the eggplants with half of the garlic yogurt.
Cook ground beef with one tbsp of canola oil and stir in black pepper and the remaining salt. Place cooked ground meat over the eggplants and the garlic yogurt on top. You can garnish with parsley. Also if desired place 2 tbsp of butter in a small frying pan and melt over low-medium heat. Once it starts spitting turn the heat off and stir in ½ tsp paprika. Pour all over the dish.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
2 orta boy patlican
1-2 yesil biber (istege bagli)
150 gr kiyma
1+1 yemek kasigi kanola yagi
½ su bardagi sarimsakli yogurt
1 cay kasigi karabiber
1-2 yemek kasigi taze maydanoz, dogranmis (istege bagli)
1 tatli kasigi tuz

Patlicanlarin uzerine bicak ucuyla delikler acin ve firinda ya da izgarada yumusayana dek kozleyin. Yesil biberleri de kozleyin. Soguduktan sonra biber ve patlicanlarin kabuklarini soyun ve kucuk kucuk dograyin. Bir tavada bir yemek kasigi kanola yagi ile patlican ve biberleri tuzun yarisini (1/2 tatli kasigi) ilave ederek, 3-4 dakika kavurun. Servis tabagina alin. Isterseniz sarimsakli yogurdun yarisini patlican ile karistirabilirsiniz.
Bir yemek kasigi kanola yaginda kiymayi karabiber ile kavurun ve geri kalan tuzu ilave edin. Sonra kiymayi patlicanlarin uzerine dokun ve en uzerine sarimsakli yogurdu dokun.
Uzerini maydanoz ile susleyebilirsiniz. Arzuya gore uzerine kirmizi biberli kizdirilmis tereyagi dokulebilir.
AFIYET OLSUN

Monday, November 16, 2009

Sauteed Chicken (Tavuk Sote)

1 lb boneless chicken breast or thighs, in chunks
1 tomato, diced or 2/3 cup crushed tomatoes
1-2 banana peppers, chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 tbsp canola oil
¼ tsp black pepper
¼ tsp cumin (optional)
¼ cup hot water (optional)
1 tsp salt to taste

In a saucepan or in a stainless steel pot, place the chopped chicken and close the lid properly. Cook till the water evaporates (10-18 min) at low heat, stirring occasionally.When all the water evaporates, add the oil, salt and onions. Sauté for 2-3 minutes over low-medium heat. Then, stir in the pepper and tomatoes. If desired add ¼ cup of hot water. Cook for 6-8 minutes on low heat.Finally add the spices.
Serve it warm. This dish goes well with yogurt or ayran.

NOTE: If you add the salt at the beginning the chicken may be hard to chew.

ENJOY

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TURKCE
½ kg kemiksiz tavuk eti, kusbasi dogranmis
1 domates, dogranmis ya da 2/3 su bardagi ezilmis domates
1-2 yesil biber, dogranmis
1 sogan, dogranmis
2 yemek kasigi kanola yagi
½ cay kasigi karabiber
½ cay kasigi kimyon (istege bagli)
¼ su bardagi sicak su (istege bagli)
1 tatli kasigi tuz

Tava ya da celik tencereye dogranmis tavuk etini koyup kapagini guzelce kapatin. Dusuk ateste suyunu tamamen cekinceye dek pisirin (10-18 dakika).Butun su buharlastigi zaman sivi yagi, tuzu ve soganlari ilave edin, 2-3 dakika boyunca orta ateste kavurun. Sonra biberleri ve domatesleri ilave edin. Arzu ederseniz ¼ su bardagi sicak su ilave ederek su miktarini arttirabilirsiniz. Ara sira karistirarak dusuk ateste 6-8 dakika pisirin.Son olarak baharatlari ilave edin.
Sicak servis yapin.

NOT: Eger tuzu baslangicta ilave ederseniz, piserken cabuk yumusamaz, sert kalir.

AFIYET OLSUN

Friday, November 13, 2009

Chick peas with Beef (Etli Nohut Yemegi)

1 lb beef, in chunks
1 onion, chopped
1+1 tbsp canola oil
2 cups chick peas, cooked/canned
3-4 cups water
1 tbsp salt to taste
1 ½ tbsp tomato paste

Soak the chick peas in water at least for 5-6 hours. Drain and cook with 3-4 cups of water till they get soft. Drain and leave aside. If using canned chick peas, just drain.
In a big pot, sauté meat chunks with 1 tbsp of canola oil. Stir in 4 cups of water and simmer over medium heat till meats are tender (approximately 18-20 minutes). Once meat gets softer add salt.
Meanwhile, sauté onions with 1 tbsp canola oil and stir in tomato paste. Cook for a few minutes.
Add sautéed onions and cooked chick peas to the pot which you cooked the meat inside. Cook them all for an additional 5-7 minutes.
ENJOY

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TURKCE

250 gr dana/koyun eti, kusbasi
1 sogan, dogranmis
1+1 yemek kasigi kanola yagi
2 su bardagi nohut, pismis/konserve
3-4 su bardagi su
1 yemek kasigi tuz
1 ½ yemek kasigi domates salcasi

Nohutlari bir gece onceden ya da 5-6 saat boyunca suda bekletin. Sonra suyunu suzun ve 3-4 bardak suda yumusayana dek pisirin. Pisen nohutlarin suyunu suzun ve bir kernara ayirin. Nohut konservesi kullaniyorsaniz, konservenin suyunu suzun.
Once etleri 1 yemek kasigi kanola yagi ile buyukce bir tencere kavurun. Sonra 4 su bardagi suyu ilave edin ve kisik ateste etler yumusayana dek pisirin (yaklasik 18-20 dakika). Etler yumusamaya baslayinca tuzu ilave edin.
Bu sirada 1 yemek kasigi kanola yaginda sogani kavurun ve sonra salcayi ilave edip bir kac dakika daha kavurun.
Sonra etlerin oldugu tencereye kavurdugunuz salca sogan ve pismis nohutlari ilave edin. Yaklasik 5-7 dakika daha pisirin.
AFIYET OLSUN

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Red Cabbage Salad (Kirmizi Lahana Salatasi)

½ head/2-3 cups red cabbage, chopped finely
1 big carrot, grated
2-3 tbsp feta cheese, crumbled
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp vinegar
1 tsp salt to taste
Fresh mint leaves for garnish

Mix all the ingredients, but feta cheese in a bowl. Then transfer to a salad plate and strew crumbled feta cheese on top. Garnish with mint leaves.
Red Cabbage Salad goes with any kind of dish.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
½ bas/2-3 su bardagi mor lahana, dogranmis
1 buyuk boy havuc, rendelenmis
2-3 yemek kasigi beyaz peynir, ufalanmis
2 yemek kasigi zeytinyagi
1 tatli kasigi sirke
1 tatli kasigi tuz
Taze nane yapraklari

Beyaz peynir ve nane haric butun malzemeleri genis bir kapta karistirin. Servis tabagina aktarin ve uzerine ufalanmis beyaz peynir serpin. Son olarak nane yapraklariyla susleyin.
Kirmizi Lahana Salatasi, her turlu yemek cesidine yakisan pratik bir salatadir.
AFIYET OLSUN

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Tarhana Soup (Tarhana Corbasi)

3 tbsp tarhana
2 tbsp crushed/grated tomatoes
2 tbsp butter
3-4 cups chicken broth/water+bouillon
1 tsp salt to taste
Croutons/feta cheese for garnish

Place the tarhana and 1/2 cup of water in a bowl. Leave it alone for 1-2 hours for tarhana to dissolve a bit stirring occasionally. In a pot, take butter and tomatoes. Saute over medium heat. Then, add in the rest of the ingredients. Cook over low-medium heat stirring constantly. Adjust consistency of the soup as you like by adding more water if you prefer.You can serve Tarhana Soup with crumbled feta cheese or croutons on top.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
3 yemek kasigi tarhana
2 yemek kasigi domates, ezilmis/rendelenmis
2 yemek kasigi tereyagi
3-4 su bardagi tavuk suyu/su+bulyon
1 tatli kasigi tuz
Uzeri icin, kizarmis ekmek/beyaz peynir


Tarhanayi ½ su bardagi su ile birlikte bir kaseye alin. Ara sira karistirarak cozulmesi icin en az 1-2 saat bekletin. Bir tencerede tereyagi ile domatesi orta ateste kavurun. Sonra, geri kalan malzemeleri ilave edin ve kisik ateste surekli karistirarak pisirin. Corbanin kivamini arzu ettiginiz gibi su ekleyerek ayarlayabilirsiniz.
Tarhana Corbasi’ni uzerinde kizarmis ekmek parcalari ya da beyaz peynir rendesi ile servis edebilirsiniz.
AFIYET OLSUN

Tarhana hakkinda bilgi edinmek icin tiklayin.

Ana Sayfaya Don

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Broccoli Casserole (Brokoli Guveci)

1 lb broccoli, chopped
1 can/cup cream of mushroom soup
1 onion, chopped
2 tbsp canola oil
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
¼ cup butter, melted
½ tsp black pepper
½ cup bread/cracker crumbs
1 tsp salt to taste

First cook the broccoli for 5-6 minutes in salty water. Saute onions with canola oil over medium heat. Drain cooked broccoli and stir them in. Saute for 4-5 minutes.
Transfer them into a Pyrex dish and add cream of mushroom soup, cheddar cheese and black pepper. Mix them all. Drizzle melted butter over bread/cracker crumbs and strew them all over the casserole.
Bake in the preheated 350 F (180 C) oven for 30 minutes or till the surface gets lightly brown.
ENJOY
***This is a vegetarian dish.

TURKCE
½ kg brokoli, dogranmis
1 su bardagi kremali mantar corbasi
1 sogan, dogranmis
2 yemek kasigi kanola yagi
1 su bardagi cedar peyniri, rendelenmis
¼ su bardagi tereyagi, eritilmis
1 cay kasigi karabiber
½ su bardagi ekmek/kraker, kiriklanmis
1 tatli kasigi tuz


Once brokoliyi tuzlu suda 5-6 dakika kaynatin ve suyunu suzun. Soganlari kanola yaginda kavurun. Brokoliyi ilave edin ve 4-5 dakika orta ateste kavurun.
Brokoliyi borcam/firin tepsisine bosaltin. Uzerine mantar corbasi, cedar peyniri ve karabiberi ilave edin. Hepsini guzelce karistirin. Tereyagini kiriklanmis ekmek/krakerlerin uzerinde gezdirin ve tepsinin uzerine esit olarak serpistirin.
Onceden isitilmis 180 C (350 F) firinda uzeri kizarana dek yaklasik 30 dakika pisirin.
AFIYET OLSUN
***Bu bir vejeteryan yemegidir.


Ana Sayfaya Don

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Chicken Patties (Tavuk Koftesi)

1 lb ground chicken
1 cup bread crumbs
1 onion, grated
1 egg
1/3 cup parsley, chopped
½ tsp black pepper
½ tsp paprika
1 tsp curry
1 tsp salt to taste
1/3 cup canola oil for frying

Mix all the ingredients but the canola oil in a big bowl. Then continue mixing with your hands for 3-4 minutes to make sure all the ingredients get together.
Grab egg size or any size you like pieces, and using your palms round them to make patties. Sizzle canola oil in a frying pan and fry both sides of Chicken Patties over medium heat.
Serve Chicken Patties warm.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
½ kg tavuk kiymasi
1 su bardagi ufalanmis ekmek
1 sogan, rendelenmis
1 yumurta
1/3 su bardagi maydanoz, dogranmis
1 cay kasigi karabiber
1 cay kasigi kirmizi toz biber
1 tatli kasigi kori
1 tatli kasigi tuz
1/3 su bardagi kanola yagi, kizartmak icin

Genisce bir kasede butun malzemeleri karistirin ve elinizle 3-4 dakika yogurarak kiyma malzemelerinin birbiriyle butunlesmesini saglayin. Sonra, avuc icinizi kullanarak yumurta buyuklugunde ya da istediginiz buyuklukte parcalar alarak kofte seklini verin.
Kizartma tavasinda kanola yagini kizdirin. Orta ateste koftelerin her iki tarafini da kizartin.
Sicak servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN

Mosaic Cake (Mozaik Pasta)

1 lb Petit Beurre or Social thin tea biscuits 10 tbsp brown/white sugar 7-8 tbsp butter/margarine, melted ½ cup milk ½ cup walnuts/peca...