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Showing posts from March, 2012

Beet Salad ( Kirmizi Pancar Salatasi)

Ingredients 2 big beets (boiled) 2 cups of diced lettuce 1/2 cup chickpea 1/2 cup whole corn 1/4 cup pickles, small diced 1/2 cup baby carrot, sliced bunch of scallion, diced bunch of parsley, chopped 1 lemon juice 1 tbsp vinegar 2 tbsp olive oil Salt to   taste Preparation 1- Cut the beets into the thin slice.Then add vinegar and wait 10-15 min. 2-Then add other ingredients into the bowl. Mix gently. 3-Garnish with corn. Afiyet Olsun!

Bakery Pastry ( Pastane Pogacasi )

Ingredients  1 cup warm milk ( 60 sec.microwave ) 1/2 cup warm water 1/3 cup oil ( corn, vegetable ) 1/2 stick soft butter 6  tbsp sugar 1 tbsp salt 2 tbsp instant yeast 2 eggs white ( yolks for top ) All purpose flour ( approx 4- 1/2  cups ) For top egg yolks sesame seed and black sesame seed( optional ) Direction 1- In a medium mixing bowl, combine milk, water, sugar, oil, soft butter, salt, yeast, and egg yolks. Make it pure mixture. Then add flour and knead that for 10 min. 2-Let is rise for a few hours to get smooth and fluffy dough. 3- Grab 2 pieces at a time dough big as a golf ball. Give them thin and long shape like a snake by rolling. Twist them together and stick the edges together to make round like ring. Beat egg yolks and brush. 4-Sprinkle sesame on it. 5-Place them in a lightly cookie sheet and bake at 375 F approx. 30 min. Serve with tea.. Afiyet Olsun.