Are there any dishes that your mom used to cook often when you were a child, but you forgot to make them now?
This is one of those dishes for me. Mom used to make them for breakfast when I was with them and I would dream about these warm sandwiches at night! I don’t know how but I left these tasty guys in those years. I remember them only when mom surprised us with these one morning during their last visit. I just remembered how much I loved them and I still don’t understand how come I forgot them.
There may be different versions of these sandwiches in other cuisines with different names. It is called sikma in Turkish and it’s very popular in the south of Turkey. If you happen to travel there one day, don’t get surprised when you see women making these sandwiches on the way to towns and villages –most probably in tents. It would be a great rest after a long drive. You don’t need to look for restaurants there, just stop when you see the sign ‘sikma-ayran’ showing a tent.
(Image taken from here)
The best part of these shed-like places is that they start to make and bake the sandwiches just when you order. You also have the chance of watching how the woman rolls the dough out (and how quick!) and how another woman bakes it on a sheet of iron on wood fire.
(image taken from here)
These sandwiches can be made with any filling you like. Cheese, potatoes and green olive salad are the common ones here. They are often served with ayran, if not tea. Ayran is a cold drink made from yogurt and I’m planning to write about it soon.
I love to have this mixture at breakfast too! So yummy when spread on bread!
I do love to play with this dough!
How soft and cute these balls are!
It may not be in perfect shape the first time you try it -it doesn’t have to, but it gets better after some trials.
You can use these tortialls in many ways!