Goz-le-who? Goz-le-what?

GOZLEME! A Turkish fried flat bread and popular market food. Unbelievably tasty and very easy to prepare. My friend Kirsty introduced me to gozlemes a little while ago, and they have since become a family favourite. The dough is super easy to make, and it's a fantastic way to use up all of that homemade yoghurt (or a good excuse to make some more). The fillings are also wonderful for using up garden harvests!

Turkish Gozlemes
Serves 4

300g thick, plain yoghurt
375g plain flour
pinch of salt
water, if required

Mix together the yoghurt, flour and salt in a bowl to form a dough. If required, add a little water to reach a kneading consistancy. Knead well on a lightly floured board for a few minutes until dough is smooth. Cover and allow to rest for at least 30 minutes.

To make gozlemes: roll out portions (90-100g) of the dough into a circular shape, very thinly, about 1-2mm. Top half of the circle with your toppings and then close the 'pouch' by brushing the edges with water, folding the empty side over, and pressing down the edges to seal.

Heat a little olive oil in a large pan or on a preheated bbq plate and cook the gozlemes over medium heat for a few minutes each side, until golden brown. Serve with lemon wedges.

We enjoyed our gozlemes with some soup for dinner, but they also make great snack food and easy lunches. The filling options are plentiful, according to what's in season and your personal tastes.

We like:
Ham, tasty cheese & corn
Fresh silverbeet, feta, ham
Roast pumpkin, feta, sauteed leek, silverbeet
Feta, mozzarella, silverbeet & sundried tomatoes
Tasty cheese & feta

Do you make gozlemes? What are your favourite fillings?


  1. Yum! Will have to make some up myself. Thanks for the recipe. :-)

  2. I haven't ever tried these but I will now. They look delicious! Thanks for sharing

  3. We make these almost every week :-) We love cannellini beans, parsnips, carrots and goats cheese. Also precooked red lentils and a mix of veg and cheese are yum too.

    I've also used the pastry with sweet fillings with great success too. Dusted with a little icing sugar they make a yummy dessert.

  4. Christine perfectly timed. I was thinking its about time I played with some flat breads and whats better than flat breads- gozlemes! My husband and I have a standing joke, if there is nothing else left at markets, there will always be gozlemes.
    These look great.

  5. Wonderful! I've never made a yoghurt dough before - thanks Christine!

  6. Vi, Maree Rose, they really are very yummy!

    Mrs B, your fillings sound delicious! I like the lentils and beans idea, and the sweet fillings.

    Oh, no, Brydie! Really? A long standing joke about gozlemes? I am soooo sheltered when it comes to market food..and gozlemes for that matter!

    The yoghurt dough is really tasty, Celia, and so easy to prepare!

  7. I have never heard of these before but they look similar to Quesadillas. I am definitely giving them a try. Gosh, I just love your blog! Keep up the great work!!!

  8. LJ, they are much more 'pancakey' than quesadillas, which can be more crunchy...but otherwise very similar and both v.yummy! And thankyou! :)

  9. Love the Turkish food. Traditionally spinach and feta-like cheese.


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