BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. I couldn't join for the last few months due to lack of time, but I didn't want to miss out this time and somehow made it :) This month's host Anshie of Spice Roots selected griddle breads as the theme. We could make any breads that are cooked on a griddle or tawa. If you love bread baking and want to be part of this wonderful group, go through the details at the end of the post.
Most of our Indian breads are made in griddle but I wanted to try something different and settled on this gözleme. A gözleme is a savory Turkish flatbreads made from flour, yeast, oil and sometimes yogurt too. The fillings vary by region, but mostly include vegetables, greens, meat and cheese. For the perfect gözleme, they key is to roll the dough as thin as possible.
A traditional gözleme filling does not have spices, but I was worried if it will bland, so I added cumin, pepper and bit of chilli flakes. If you haven't tried gözleme, you definitely must give this a try. It was really delicious and I will be making them often. Next time, I will substitute half the flour with wheat flour, and try different filings too. Off to the recipe.
Notes and Tips
- If using active dry yeast, add yeast to warm water and let sit for 10 minutes or until yeast is foamy.
- 200 ml water was enough for me to make the dough. You can add more little more water if required.
- Spices in the filling are optional. You can adjust according to your preferences,
- It is important to roll the dough as thin as possible, otherwise the dough will not get cooked.
#BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. Follow our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated each month on this home page.
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