About a week ago, my lovely friend Noa Druker shared a picture and a recipe for this lovely pastry, which had me salivating for days. I finally got around to trying to make a GF version of it a few days ago. Having just gone back to work and working around a new baby, I copied it wrong, but the result was oh-so-right… So there you have it – my GF version of Gozleme… Now a staple in my kitchen (mandated by my eldest).
250 gr. Tami flour
100 ml. thick yogurt (I use Sheeps’ milk yogurt)
¾ Tbsp. dry yeast
½ Tbsp. sugar
½ tsp. salt
25 gr. vegetable oil
¾ cup water
Desired Filling – the options are endless, but I’ll suggest a couple of savory ones, and a couple of sweet ones:
Cheese: 50 gr. feta, 150 gr. hard cheese of your choosing.
Yam: 1 medium-sized yam, cooked and mashed – add 100 gr. Kashkaval and season with salt and nutmeg.
Chocolate: 50 gr. melted butter, 1 tsp. cocoa powder, 2 Tbsp. sugar – mix and let set for 5 minutes.
Cinnamon-Banana: mix ¼ cup sugar, ¼ cup Demerara sugar, and ½ Tbsp. cinnamon. Sprinkle over half a circle. Slice a banana diagonally, and place over cinnamon layer.
Put all ingredients in a bowl and knead for 1 minute.
Cover and let rest for 20 minutes.
Divide dough into 8 equal parts (approx. 65 gr. each).
Knead each part well.
On baking paper, roll each part into a circle, as thinly as you can.
Spread/sprinkle filling generously on half of the circle, leaving ½”/1cm around the edge for closing.
Gently fold the empty half over the full one using the baking paper.
Close firmly around the edges using your fingers.
Heat a frying pan with a little oil (just enough to cover bottom).
Fry the gozleme until golden (1-2 minutes), turn over and repeat.
Remove from pan onto absorbing paper.
Let cool for 1-2 minutes, and enjoy!