Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Turkish Style Pickles (Salatalik Tursusu)

For a ½ gallon jar:
~2 lb pickling cucumbers
2 Tbsp salt
1 ½ -2 cups vinegar
1 head of garlic (10-15 cloves)
Filtered water

Wash the cucumbers and cut the stems off. Peel the garlic. Try to fit as many cucumbers as you can in a glass jar (1/2 gallon). Add the garlic cloves in between. Then, add salt and vinegar on top and fill all the way up with filtered water making sure the cucumbers are all immersed in water. Close the lid and shake it upside down to mix up the vinegar and salt.
Store in a dark and cool place up to 7-10 days. Depending on the storage temperature, the pickles would be ready to eat by then. Refrigerate after opening the jar.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
2 lt.'lik kavanoz icin:
1 kg kornison salatalik
2 yemek kasigi tuz
1 ½ -2 su bardagi sirke
1 bas sarimsak (10-15 dis)
Filtre su

Salataliklari yikayin ve saplarini kesin. Sarimsak dislerini soyun. Tercihen cam kavanoza (2 lt’lik) salataliklari dizin. Aralarina da sarimsaklari serpistirin. Uzerine sirke ve tuzu ilave ettikten sonra, kavanozun agzina kadar su ile doldurun. Kavanozun kapagini kapatin ve ters duz edip sallayarak tuz ve sirkenin iyice karismasini saglayin.
Karanlik ve serin bir ortamda yaklasik 7-10 gun icerisinde (ortamin sicakligina bagli olarak) tursu yemege hazir duruma gelecektir. Kapagini actiktan sonra buzdolabinda saklayin.
AFIYET OLSUN


Thursday, October 13, 2016

Dark Chocolate Pudding (Bitter Cikolatali Puding)

¾ cup sugar
3 Tbsp cornstarch
2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
3 cups half and half, light cream or milk
1 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp vanilla
¼ tsp salt (optional)
4 oz bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped

In a large saucepan combine sugar, cornstarch, and cocoa powder. Add half and half or milk. Cook and slowly stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 2 minutes more.
Remove from heat and stir in butter, vanilla and salt (optional). Stir in chocolate until melted. Ladle into serving bowls. Cover surface with plastic wrap to avoid crusting on top (see the picture); chill up to 24 hours.
You may serve with whipped cream on top or sprinkle with additional cocoa powder.
ENJOY

TURKCE
¾ su bardagi toz seker
3 yemek kasigi misir nisastasi
2 yemek kasigi sekersiz kakao
3 su bardagi light krema ya da sut
1 yemek kasigi tereyagi
2 yemek kasigi vanilya
¼ tatli kasigi tuz (istege bagli)

120 gr yari-tatli ya da tatlandirilmamis pasta cikolatasi (%56 kakao), dogranmis
Orta boy bir tencerede seker, nisata ve kakaoyu karistirin. Krema ya da sutu ilave edin ve guzelce karistirin. Orta ateste yavasca karistirarak koyulasana ve kaynayana dek pisirin. Baloncuklar cikmaya baslayinca karistirmaya devam ederek 2 dakika kadar daha pisirin.
Atesten alin, tuz, vanilya ve tereyagini ilave edip karistirin. Sonra, parcalanmis cikolatalari ilave edin ve eriyene dek karistirin. Servis kaselerine doldurun, kabuki olusumunu engellemek icin uzerine hava gecirmeyecek sekilde plastik film ile kapatin (resime bakiniz). Yaklasik 24 saat boyunca buzdolabinda saklayin.
Uzerine krem santi ya da kakao koyarak servis yapabilirsiniz.
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...