Sample Dishes from Turkish Cuisine
Up and Down Pastry (Alt-Üst Böreği)
|Flour||5 cup||550 gr|
|Salt||1 2/3 tablespoon||20 gr|
|Carbonate||1/4 teaspoon||0.5 gr|
|Oil||3 tablespoon||30 gr|
|Egg||1 piece||50 gr|
|Vinegar||1 1/2 tablespoon||15 gr|
|Yogurt||1/2 cup||110 gr|
|Water||1/2 cup||100 gr|
|Onion||2 medium size||150 gr|
|Ground Meat||2 cup||350 gr|
|Black Pepper||1 teaspoon||2 gr|
|Margarine||3/4 cup||150 gr|
Sift flour in
a large bowl, reserving 1/3 cup. Add salt and soda; mix. Make a hole in center
of flour. Sprinkle with oil. Add egg, vinegar, yogurt and water gradually blending
throughly. Knead for 7-8 minutes until smooth to make a medium soft dough.
Divide into 2 slightly unequal portions. Shape each into a roll. Cut each roll
into 8 portions. Shape into balls. Set aside. Saute ground meat and fınely chopped
onions in a covered saucepan for 15 minutes or until meat is crumbly; drain.
Season with salt and pepper; stir. Set aside. Roll each of fırst 8 balls into
25 cm (10 inch) circle sprinkling with flour. Place each pastry on top of another
10 minutes. Repeat some with remaining balls, but roll each into 20 cm (8 inch)
circle. Chill for 10 minutes. Stretch fırst pack of pastries into a circle,
33 cm (13 1/2 inch) in diameter, by fıngers. Spread in a greased round baking
pan 30 cm (12 inch) in diameter, covering edges of pan with, pastry. Spread
fılling over. Stretch other pack of pastries into 30 cm (12 inch) circle. Place
over filling. Seal edges of 2 pastry layers. Bake in a moderate oven for 30
minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven. Let stand for 10-15 minutes.
Cut into 12 wedges. Serve hot.
(in approximately one serving)
This recipe is
from Bolu province. It is generally served for lunch with hosaf or cacık. It
is called "Tepsi Böreği" meaning "Pan Börek" in Afyon province. If round baking
pan is not available, an oblong baking pan can be used. ln this case balls
should be rolled into oblongs. The name comes probably from an old practice
of browning the börek over low heat, covered, turning the baking pan around
itself, over the flame until all bottom is browned. Then the baking pan is turned
up side down on a little larger round baking pan. The other side is browned
in the same manner.