Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Turkish Savory Cookies (Tuzlu Kuru Pasta)

2 eggs (1 yolk for top)
125 gr margarine/butter, at room temperature
½ cup yogurt
½ cup canola oil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp mahaleb (optional)
3 ½ cups flour
½ lemon’s juice
Sesame and/or nigella seeds for top

Place all of the dough ingredients in a wide and deep bowl. Mix them all and knead until the dough gets elastic, non sticky and smooth. Grab walnut size dough pieces and give any kind of shape you like or the shapes as seen in the picture.
Mix the egg yolk and 1 Tbsp of canola oil. Place the savory pastries over a greased oven tray and glaze with egg yolk-oil mixture. Sprinkle with sesame/nigella seeds and bake at preheated 350 F (180 C) oven until they get light brown.

2 yumurta (1 tane sari uzerine)
125 gr margarin/tereyag, oda sicakliginda
1 cay bardagi yogurt
1 cay bardagi kanola yagi
1 tatli kasigi tuz
1 tatli kasigi seker
1 paket kabartma tozu
1 tatli kasigi mahlep (istege bagli)
½ limonun suyu
3 ½ su bardagi un
Uzerine siviyag ve yumurta sarisi

Genis ve derince bir kaba butun hamur malzemelerini alin. Elastik ve kulak memesi yumusakliginda, puruzsuz bir hamur elde edene dek yogurun.
Hamurdan ceviz buyuklugunde parcalar koparin ve elinizle resimdeki gibi ya da istediginiz sekli verin.
Sekil verdiginiz kuru pastalari yaglanmis firin tepsisine aralikli olarak dizin. Uzerlerine ayirmis oldugunuz yumurta sarisi ve bir kasik canola yagini karisimindan surun. Susam/corek otu serpin ve onceden isitilmis 180C (350F) firinda uzerleri kizarana dek pisirin.


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norma said...

These look wonderful....

google said...

very nice.

Anonymous said...

Intersting patterns have your cookies. I was familiar only with 'eights' and 'plaits'.nice idea.

Mia said...

Thank you for providing this great recipe! I love kandil simidi. I wasn't sure how much butter to use, but I added 9 tablespoons and it turned out fine.

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