Turkish Pancakes

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Between 11am - 4pm everyday, a lady will set up her pancake station in a nook under the jungle gym which is some 20m from the pool we'd take permanent residency in. It's a local specialty and you have a choice of four fillings: goat's cheese, spinach, potato and sugar. Or you can have it plain. It tastes like prata without the heavy ghee and is lekker! I would scoff down at least three every afternoon, mostly with spinach or sugar. The local goat's cheese was delicious too but only in small doses because of the distinct after taste. I don't know what these yummy snacks are called so if anyone can help me....

Anyway, these were hugely popular with the other wildlife guests as well and there would be a perpetual queue by her little niche. I normally hate queues but didn't mind standing in this one. It gave me the opportunity to study the process. A live cooking demonstration if you will.

Here are some pics I took of the Pancake Lady:

"And what can I do for you young miss?"

First she rolls out the dough into a thin layer and then spreads the filling onto it.

Next she folds them into half and again before...

...placing them on a hot iron plate.

Giving it the old dab...

... and flip.
A note about the stick: I wanted to borrow it from her to jab at the queue cutters. Argh! Get in line like everyone else, you know?

And here we go again!

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The Dutchess of Cookalot whipped this up at 11:59 am

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I believe that they are called Gozleme...
They looked absolutely yummy indeed, hmm, I really must consider returning to Turkey for a visit. 10 years since I was last there, things must have changed.
Ah, so! Thanks Lotus. Now I can try and google up the recipe. Although I think some things are best eaten at the mothership.
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