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Showing posts from January, 2012

Cranberry Jam ( Kizilcik Receli )

Ingredients 1 lb fresh cranberries 8 cups sugar 1 tsp lemon juice Preparation 1- Wash the cranberries. 2-Place strawberries and sugar in a large covered pot and wait 24 hours. 3-Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it boils. 4-Add lemon juice and cook 5 more minutes. 5- Remove from heat and wait until jam cools. 6-Pour into glass jars and close lid. 7-Keep in refrigerate. Afiyet Olsun.

Spinach- Carrot with Feta Cheese (Beyaz Peynirli Ispanak- Havuc )

Ingredients 1/2 lb baby spinach ( washed) 1-1/2 cups carrot( sliced) 1 cup feta cheese ( crumbled ) For dressing 2 tbsp lemon juice 2 tbsp olive oil salt to taste Preparation 1- In a service bowl, lay the spinach and carrots. 2-Add crumbled feta cheese. 3-Mix all dressing ingredients and pour onto the other mixture. Easy to prepare, healthy, and delicious... Afiyet Olsun.

Fried Dough ( Hamur Kizartmasi )

Ingredients  3 cup flour 1 cup warm milk 2 cup warm water 2 tsp salt 2 tsp dry yeast 1 tsp sugar 3 cup vegetable, corn oil Preparation 1-In a large bowl pour water and milk.  2-Add dry yeast and salt, mix well. 3-Then add flour slowly. Mix and knead the dough. 4-Let the dough rest for 30 minutes. 5- Dived the dough into small pieces and shape them into a ball. Flatten the dough balls into a small plate size or take big piece and make it roll and cut into the square  ( like picture). 6- Fry them in hot oil till they are golden brown. Serve with cheese, jam, tea. Afiyet Olsun.

Apple Dessert with Pudding ( Pudingli Elmali Tatli)

Ingredients  For Apple, 4-5 medium apple ( peeled) 1 cup of sugar 1 tbsp cinnamon 3 tbsp chopped walnut 6-8 pieces Turkish Pettibour Biskuvi ( Crumbled ) For Pudding 3 cup of milk 1/2 cup of flour 1 cup of sugar 1 package vanilla 2 tbsp butter Preparation 1-  Cook grated apples until water is gone. Turn off the heat and add other ingredients and mix well. 2- In a pot, mix the milk, flour, and sugar. Cook them in a medium heat until it boils. Turn off the heat,  then  add vanilla and butter. Then mix well. 3- Make a small balls with apple mixture and lay 3-4 pieces into the small bowl. 4- Pour the one cup of pudding onto the apple balls. 5- Make same process until ingredients finish. Serve it cold. Afiyet Olsun

Lunch at Anatolia Restaurant

  Last Friday, Elif invited us for the lunch at Anatolia Restaurant. We enjoyed with the delicious Turkish kabab, lahmacun and salads but the most exciting part was being together. Thank you again Elif :) I have taken pictures for you... Lahmacun Lavas Types of Salads  Kebab  Beyti

Cucumber with Feta Cheese ( Peynirli Salatalik )

Ingredients 1 large seedless cucumber 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese or Turkish white- cheese 1 tbsp milk 1tsp dried mint 1 tsp dried parsley 1 tsp red pepper Direction  1- In a small bowl, mix feta cheese with milk until it is creamy. 2- Then add spices, and mix well. Slice the cucumber into one-inch circles. Pour the cheesy mixture onto the cucumber. Serve it for side dish or for breakfast. Afiyet Olsun.