Gozleme Woman

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Gozleme is a very popular Turkish pastry with various fillings. My favorite filling is a mixture of spinach, herbs and feta. It is generally made in small places by women similar to the one above. They make it there and serve you just after taking it from fire. Their rolling pin and rolling board are typical Turkish equipment for playing with dough. Another thing you need to make gozleme is a kind of stove to cook it. I don’t know what it is called in English, you see it on the right back of her. If there is a special name for this in English, I’ll be glad to hear it. They roll out dough, put filling mixture on it, fold it in a square shape, brush with oil and cook continually flipping over. You must see how they roll it out so fast. Watching them make this is as great as how gozleme tastes. Believe me it smells so tempting that you can’t stop ordering another even before having the first one! If you happen to visit Turkey one day, don’t leave without eating gozleme!


  1. says

    You’ve just made me hungry Zerrin! We have gözleme once a week, when we are doing our food shopping at the pazar. We always have minced meat and potato and LOADS of pickles. :)

  2. says

    What a wonderful picture…I love seeing men and women baking…nothing brings me more joy. Thank you for sharing your words and this photo. And thank you for your kind thoughts on my own blog. I appreciate you!

  3. says

    I long to travel to Turkey – your blog continuously gets me day dreaming about it. Luv these types of pics – would love to see the final product of gozleme :)

  4. Lydia Hubbell says

    I’d like a demonstration video of how to roll out thin, perfect circles with the oklava. At one time, with lots of practice, I felt like I was starting to get the hang of it! I use a dowel I bought from the hardware store and sanded down, but if I ever go to Turkey, I’ll get a “real” one.

  5. OysterCulture says

    The gozleme woman sounds like the perfect snack and I loved the filling you mentioned of spinach and feta. I hope you will share with us the recipe so we can try this tasty Turkish treat at home.


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