Wrap And Roll Sandwiches

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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.

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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.

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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.

Wrap And Roll Sandwiches | giverecipe.com

You can use these tortialls in many ways!

Wrap And Roll Sandwiches | giverecipe.com

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Wrap And Roll Sandwiches
These wrap and roll sandwiches filled with feta mixture make a perfect picnic food!
  • Filling:
  • 1 cup feta (or any cheese you like), I used cokelek(a savory cheese)
  • 1 onion
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tbsp pepper or tomato paste
  • black pepper
  • cumin
  • red pepper flakes
  • ½ bunch of parsley, minced
  • Dough:
  • 2 ½ cup flour
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  1. Saute onion in olive oil until golden and add pepper or tomato paste in it. Season it and stir.
  2. Add minced parsley and take it from fire.
  3. Mix all ingredients for dough. But don’t do this at a time. Pour the liquids little by little until reaching the right consistency. It’s done when it doesn’t stick. So you can play with the measurement for your dough.
  4. Cut it into six pieces.
  5. And make them balls. Cover them with a wet pieces of cloth so that they don’t dry when you are working.
  6. Dust the counter with some flour and roll out the balls as big as a plate about ⅙ inch thickness.
  7. Cook it on a non stick pan until both sides get brown. Be careful do not overcook it, 1 ½ minutes will be enough for each side.
  8. Take the tortilla from fire and spread 1 ½ tbsp filling on it leaving spaces on each edges when it’s still hot.
  9. Wrap it up and tighten the edges with your fingers so that the filling doesn’t ooze.
  10. Repeat the same steps for all balls.
  11. Serve them hot.
  12. You can change the filling for your taste.
Nutrition Information


  1. Kate @ Diethood.com says

    I’m surprised that I’ve never heard of these wraps! I thought I knew Turkish food, but I guess not! :) Lovely recipe…my husband would be all over these!

  2. says

    This sounds amazing. I love using flavors that I’m not totally comfortable with, but I know I will love. It’s a good challenge. My husband would also like this because it’s different from the traditional meat and cheese wrap:)

  3. says

    Wow, those look delicious! With the homemade wraps and the fresh ingredients, I can see how you’d dream about them! Plus, anything with feta and fresh parsley is amazing in my book, so I’m sure they’re great! Thanks for sharing.

  4. says

    There is nothing quite like a dish made by mom! I’m glad you shared these with us, Zerrin. They look really wonderful, especially with that delicious cheesy filling!

  5. says

    These look so yummy! Loving the homemade wraps and the filling with feta! (got your message about the error on my site, i’ll try to look into it, thanks!)

  6. says

    I love this sandwiches or wraps. The wrapping is just as our Flour Tortillas in Mexico. Thanks a lot for the recipe. I love that they do not need any fat to make. Also the Indian flat breads are very similar. How cool is that. Different cultures so many similarities!



    PS.I do need to try the wrapping recipe.

    • says

      Mely- It is absolutely so interesting that people from different georaphies have similar dishes. So it means there has always been an interaction among cultures. You will not regret trying this recipe. And glad to hear that you love the new look of my website. Thank you!

  7. says

    This reminds me of Persian lavash. My kids love lavash and mortadella. And of course, for breakfast we roll up feta with herbs & cucumbers. Your roll-ups look great!

  8. says

    These look amazing! I love wraps. They are such a nice light change from heavy sandwiches! Beautiful photos of gorgeous food and lovely ladies!

  9. says

    What a lovely lovely post, The pictures are beautiful. I am so interested in traditional cooking from other cultures and I see your mommy taught you well – your circle is PERFECT. Is it the same in your culture as the Bosnian one? Once you learn how to make the traditional bread perfectly, you are ready for marriage? A warm tight hug for sharing such a lovely story and there is truly nothing better than homemade everything! Bravo to you!

    • says

      Valerie- Thank you for your nice, warm and encouraging words. Mom has always been a great teacher, and I am a good student:) The tradition in Bosnian culture sounds so interesting, no we don’t have such a tradition here. But I learnt to make this circle before I married!

  10. says

    I love recreating recipes from my childhood…I loved hearing how you brought this back into your life. I’m sure your mom loved making these for you on her visit. They look and sound delicious, filling and flavorful. Thank you for sharing this recipe of wholesome goodness. I hope you have a beautiful end to your week!

  11. says

    I am rediscovering childhood favorites that I’d forgotten when we moved away from the Philippines. One in particular was a sweetened rice porridge that I used to ask – no, beg! – for everyday. These wrap sandwiches look scrumptious – I would love to try making it, although it may take many balls of dough before I can make a tortilla as delicate and perfect as yours! 😎

  12. says

    Happy New Year to you Zerrin! It’s so nice to reconnect with foods from your childhood – I can imagine that it makes for an extra special kind of breakfast, though I think I would happily have these for breakfast, lunch and dinner :)

    • says

      Wish you a lovely and healthy year Spud! Mom would make these for breakfast, but there would always be some left on kitchen table and we used to snack them every now and then after breakfast:)

  13. OysterCulture says

    Happy New Year to Zerrin, I hope its off to a wonderful start. I’ve had the same experiences when I rediscovered a dish from my childhood. I suspect, at least for me, that its as much about the taste as the person making it. Some dishes, I’d not dream of doing myself in fear of ruining that something special that my mom added. That being said, I need to try these sandwiches fast, that look and sound amazing

  14. says

    I love to make these “sikma” for “fast food” to take when we’re going to the park or even just running errands to keep from having to stop and get something less healthful. I use whole grain tortillas from the store, and I use chopped tomato, chopped green onion, chopped parsley, and crumbled feta with a bit of olive oil and some red pepper (which is what my daughter’s Turkish grandmother filled them with when she was here on a visit). I stuff them fatter than she did and I tuck the ends in like a burrito when I roll them up to keep the extra filling from falling out! They are so tasty and they are good cold and keep at least a couple of days in the fridge…if I manage to not eat them all sooner than that!


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