Binnur's Turkish Cookbook - Delicious, healthy and easy-to-make Ottoman & Turkish recipes

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Turkish Bread & Pide Recipes

12/04/17: Asparagus - Eggs Pide (Kuşkonmazlı Yumurtalı Pide, Aegean Region).
26/03/15: Roasted Red Pepper-Cheese Wraps (Közlenmiş Biber ve Peynirli Dürüm).
20/10/14: Bread with Spinach-Ricotta Cheese (Ispanaklı, Katıklı Ekmek - Antakya).
11/04/14: Artichoke - Black Olive Pide (Enginarlı Zeytinli Pide - Aegean Region).
28/03/14: Ricotta Cheese Wraps (Sıkma - Adana).
05/02/14: Roasted Potatoes - Onions with Bread (Ekmek Arasında Közlenmiş Patates - Soğan - Gaziantep).
17/01/14: Nokul, Fragrant Tahini Bread (Mis Kokulu Nokul - Isparta - Mediteranian Region).
27/09/13: Baked Potato-Onion-Garlic Wraps (Közlenmiş Patates ve Soğanlı Dürüm - Gaziantep).
14/06/13: Tomato Cheese Wraps (Yaz Dürümü).
01/04/13: Tomato-Feta and Egg Wraps (Yumurtalı Dürüm).
11/02/13: Wrap Filled Chickpeas aka Chickpeas Kebab (Nohut Kebabı aka Nohut Dürümü - Gaziantep - Southeast Anatolia Region).
30/01/13: Pocket Pide (Cep Pide).
03/12/12: Mevlana Pide (Mevlana Pidesi - Konya).
29/10/12: Turkish Fish Wraps (Balık Dürüm).
14/09/12: Flat Bread with Cheese (Peynirli Pide, from the Adana Region).
25/06/12: Urfa Style Roasted Vegetable Wraps (Etsiz Urfa Durumu aka Firinda Patlican - Urfa).
11/05/12: Black-Eyed Pea Wraps (Loglazli Durum - Urfa).
05/04/12: Tandoori Bread (Tandir Ekmegi).
01/03/12: Bazlama - Stuffed Bazlama (Bazlama - Icli Bazlama).
17/02/12: Ground Beef on Turkish Bread (Kiymali Ekmek).
16/01/12: Turkish Pastrami-Sujuk-Cheese Pide (Pastirmali Sucuklu Kasarli Pide).
11/11/11: Shrimp Wraps (Karidesli Durum).
26/10/11: Roasted Lamb with Cheese Pide (Kavurmali Kasarli Pide).
09/09/11: Turkish Cheese Bread with Spicy Garlic Sauce (Sarimsakli, Tereyag Soslu Peynirli Ekmek - Adana).
10/08/11: Sham Borek (Şam Böreği - Southeast Anatolia Region).
25/07/11: Sardines on Turkish Bread (Sardalyali Ekmek).
13/05/11: Lavash Bread (Lavas Ekmegi).
11/04/11: Walnut Bread (Cevizli Ekmek).
14/03/11: Turkish Feta Cheese Pide (Peynirli Karadeniz Pidesi).
11/02/11: Papara.
13/01/11: Homemade Bread and more... (Ekmek ve daha fazlasi...).
08/07/10: Patisserie Pide (Pastahane Pidesi).
02/02/10: Turkish Spinach Pide (Ispanaklı Pide).
01/01/10: Spinach-Chicken on Turkish Bread (Ispanaklı-Tavuklu Ekmek).
08/07/09: Feta Cheese Bread (Peynirli Ekmek).
19/03/09: Peppered Bread (Biberli Ekmek - Antakya - Mediterranean Region).
27/10/08: Turkish Ground Beef Pide (Kiymali Karadeniz Pidesi).
06/04/08: Sujuk Pide (Sucuklu Pide).
14/03/08: Turkish Easter Bread (Paskalya Coregi).
09/09/07: Turkish Pide with Tomatoes, Black Olives and Cheese (Domates, Zeytin ve Peynirli Pide).
02/09/07: Cornbread (Misir Ekmegi).
15/04/07: Turkish-style Breakfast Buns (Kahvalti Corekleri).
04/03/07: Bread with Black Olives (Zeytinli Ekmek).
14/01/07: Tahini Bread (Tahinli Ekmek).
07/01/07: Turkish Rustic Bread (Koy Ekmegi).
19/09/06: Turkish Ramadan Pide (Ramazan Pidesi).
04/04/06: Lahmacun (Lahmacun).
11/02/06: Tirit.


At 3:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I really love your site and I would like to ask if you have a recipe for "Tatli mayali ekmek" also called "Nohut mayali ekmek". My hala used to make these and I can't find a decent recipe anywhere! Also a recipe for "Katmer" would be nice :-). Aside from that you have an amazing website.

Sahane bir site icin tessekur ederim,


At 3:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

merhaba, nasilsiniz,
do you have a recipes for a dish, i dont really know the name i think its pagache. its a bread with a butter, yogurt and garlic sauce

At 5:39 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Alpay,
Thank you for your nice comment, I appreciate it:) I am going to post Nohutlu Ekmek and Katmer in the future :)

At 5:41 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Tesekkur ederim, iyiyim:) I really don't know about the dish you described:) I read it like pogaca (Halfmoons with Feta Cheese ) which I posted but the description doesn't match.

At 11:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

merhaba, i love your site and find it very informative (thanks for the great pics :)! )
there's this certain food that i dont know its name, its made with tahini, its like tahini bread but it is thiner and crispier, kind of flaky. i have been looking everywhere to find out what its called and i'd really like to know! if you know what its called i'd really appreciate it, also if you do have a recipe that would be fantastic! i love all the food here and your recipes are great! ^.^

At 10:07 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Thank you:) I do few pastry with Tahini. Your description looks like a Tahinli Katmer to me. Also it can be Tahinli Yufka which is not flaky but thin and crispy. I am going to post them in the future:)

At 2:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Binnur, I worked in Istanbul for a couple of years in the 90's and miss the food, the people and the marvellous city! I have scoured your recipes and found many of my old favourites, except 1! Simit. The wonderful bread sold by the street sellers that I enjoyed on its own for breakfast every day. Do you have a recipe? Cheers

At 11:24 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

I am glad that you found some recipes that you liked:) I've already posted the recipe, it is on the Pastries section, here is the address;

At 6:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've just come back from a great holiday in Turkey and would be grateful if you would provide me with the recipe for this wonderful bread & garlic dip we were given on the house at most restaurants. It wasn't ekmek, more like a huge pita bread, filled with air so it looked like it had been blown up and topped with sesame seeds.The dip consisted of garlic and possibly yoghurt?
I look forward to hearing from you.

At 9:39 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Jo,
This is a perfect description of the Lavas Bread I've ever heard, I loved it:) I'll post it in the future. The dip you are asking is Haydari. I've already posted it, here is the address;
This bread can be served with Tulum Cheese and butter, as well.

At 4:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I would also love the recipie for the bread that is served to you on he house in alot of the restaurants in Turkey. Its realy tasty served with the garlic butter.

Also i had a spicy tomato/chilli salsa dip as a starter and that too was lovely but i don't remember what it was called.

Thank you

At 8:12 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Michelle,
If it is Turkish Bread I didn't post it yet...I think what you are asking is Acili Ezme, here is the adress;
Take care,

At 10:32 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

There is more than one Pogaca recipe in Turkish Cuisine. I've already posted one of them, here is the address;
On the site, below the google ads on the right, there's a search box. So you
can search on my site if "TC" is selected, it will help you to find any
recipe that I posted.

At 7:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Selam Binnur,
I was just in Turkey for New Years visiting my boyfriend (who will coming to America this Summer after he finishes his last term at METU in Ankara!)and I fell in love with the Turkish Pide and everything else I ate there! I was wondering if you could post more pide topping suggestions. I had something in Istanbul that had maybe beef with some peppers and a tomato base served on the boat-shaped pide? It was like nothing I've ever had so I can't imagine how to go about making it. I hope to return in June to spend more time with his family and then travel back to the states with him. I am hoping to learn some cooking techniques from his mother and grandmother while I'm there (that is if I can improve my Turkish!) your site looks great! The images are so helpful. I, like many others who have commented, am trying to learn to cook for my Turkish love, but because I fell in love with the food also!
teşekkür ederim!

At 1:03 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Jessi,
What you ask is Kiymali Karadeniz Pidesi or Kiymali Pide. Sure I am going to post more pide recipes in the future:) I would suggest that you to take some notes while his mum is cooking. I wish you and your boyfriend happiness, take care:)

At 4:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merhebah (sp?)
Thank you so much for this site! My wife and I visited our friends in Istanbul in 2001 for a week and it was such a wonderful time! A beautiful country, a beautiful people, and the food.....ohhhh the food! Again: Thank you!

At 4:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello.your web site is so constantly looking for new ideas when it comes to turkish food and all the recipes ive found on here have been fANTASTİC.İM LOOKİNG FOR The recipe for pocağa but with mice meat and also the small mice meat borek pastries i wonder if you can help me.many thanks

At 12:42 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Please check Pastries section for more borek and pogaca recipes:)
Take care,

At 10:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Binnur
Thank you for this brilliant site. I have always been interested in Turkish breads, and you have some mouth watering and easy recipes. Just reading them is delicious, can't wait to try the breakfast buns and the Ramadan Pide. Many thanks.
Rukshana Nabi
New Zealand

At 5:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello! i'm so glad i found this site. i will be leaving turkey in 6 months and will miss the food. i'm scrambling to collect recipes and practice preparing them before i leave. this site is more helpful than cookbooks i've found. thank you for sharing!

At 11:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Binnur,
I found your site while looking for a recipe for chicken tava and I love it! My husband lived in Turkey for four years and he loves Turkish food. I made the recipe for chicken tava and made the red pepper paste under grow lights, since it was raining outside and it turned out perfect! My husband liked it so much that he now wants me to make Ekmek. Please post it soon, as he is away on a business trip and would love to have it ready for him upon his return. Thank you for sharing your site. I love it and your recipes!!!!

At 1:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, when i went to turkey last year for the 1st time, we were given a bread in every restaurant to start with different dips, it was well risen, do you know what it's called and how to make it please

At 9:04 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

I am going to post it in the future:)

At 5:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, I love this site soo much!
All of your recipes look absolutely delicious and reminds me of my grandmother's and my aunt's cooking. It makes me want to go back to Turkey just to eat the food!

At 7:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Binnur

Thanks again for a wonderful site. As you probably know by now, I use your site frequently :-) I have one request: Could you please add a recipe for gözleme (baked on either sac or pan)and one for the pide you bake on pan (or sac) with different fillings.

Thanks again,


At 7:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I meant börek of course - not pide :-)

At 8:59 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Thank you Sidse, it is alwayes nice to see your name here:)
I've already post Gozleme recipe, which is in the Pastries section;
On the site, below the google ads on the right, there's a search box.
So you can search on my site if "TC" is selected, it will help you to find any recipe that I post:)

At 11:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

do Turkish eat flat breads like the Pakistanis do?like Chappatis? i would love it if you could post a recipe for a flatbread that is native to Turkey. Thank you.Keep up the good work!!

At 8:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Binnur
Thank you so much for this great site. I'm from Australia from an Australian backround who tasted the spinach & feta cheese gozleme (i think thats the right spelling)in a fete and it was the most tastest bit of food i had ever tasted. Do you have the recipe for it that is easy enough for a non-turkish person to make. Thank you so much.


At 8:37 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Angie,
I've already posted Gozleme recipe which is under the Pastries section:)

At 9:54 AM, Blogger suzanne said...

Hello Binnur,

I would like to know if you have a recipe for a warm hummus dish. We went to Bodrum and happened upon this wonderful restaurant Ali Kestaneci. They serve the most wonderful warm hummus. It is done with ground chickpeas, not pureed. I believe it also has cumin in the seasoning. Your country, people, and the food are the most wonderful in the world!!!



At 12:00 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Suzanne,
Thank you:) What you are asking is Chickpeas with Ground Beef (Kiymali Nohut). I've already posted the recipe which is under the Lamb & Beef section.

At 1:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the dish the poster above, "bread with a butter, yogurt and garlic sauce" is probably manti.

At 12:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Binnur,
I just discovered this site it is wonderful...the recipes, photos, & also tips from other readers. I spent time in Turkey & loved EVERYTHING..the people, food, the country & culture! I was wondering if you have a recipe for ekmek(not sure how to spell it) or if it's possible to cook it properly here in the U.S. any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank You!

At 10:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merhaba Binnur,

I'm after a recipe for a dish called "Iskandar", could you please help?

Thank you


At 10:42 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Anissa,
I've already posted Iskender which is under the Kebab section.

At 12:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Binnur,

Do you know how to make a fried breakfast bread called gobut? My mother in law in Turkey makes it and I would love to have the recipe. It's a round bread or pide, I think with no yeast, and she fries it, we eat it with jam or cheese or sujuk.

cok tessekur ederim,


At 2:34 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Lisa,
Gobut is thick Turkish crepe or pancake that belongs to Kastamonu region. It is also called akitma at some other regions. There is no yeast in it. I am going to post in the future:)

At 5:00 PM, Blogger hasi said...

This looks great! How many people does it serve? How large are the pides?

At 5:08 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

All the pide recipes are 4 servings.

At 4:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merhaba, I would like to know how you make Egg and Pastrima ? I used to buy from Green lanes London Bakeries . Please help. I used to see my brother-inlaw make it , by scrambling the eggs and usin a long sausage . Can you help . Regards. Richard.

At 9:03 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Richard,
I am going to post pastirma with eggs in the future. But, I've already posted sujuk with eggs on the Breakfast & Eggs section. It may help you to make pastirma with eggs:)

At 6:53 AM, Anonymous Shane said...

We have just returned from Turgutreis and I really want to know the secret for balon ekmek. It looks like a full bloomer loaf but is completely hollow like a balloon.

At 4:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merhaba Binnur,
I live in Istanbul above a wonderful bakery. They make uzumlu ekmek and I thought it would be fun to try to make myself. Do you have such a recipe?

Also, just a general Thank You for posting these recipes and answering our questions. Everything I have tried has come out perfectly!

At 10:15 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

There is more than one recipe for uzumlu ekmek. What was in it?Was it grape or Sultana raisin. I am going to post them in the future:)

At 8:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yum! I'm looking forward to it. The uzumlu ekmek I am referring to has dark raisins in it. The top of it looks like it has been braided or twisted together. It has almost a flaky texture.
I'll be watching for your recipe and THANK YOU :)!!!

At 10:31 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

I think what you are asking is Uzumlu Paskalya Coregi. Please check here;

At 9:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey there I have seen alot of peopl asking for the 'ballon' pita bread served in the restaurants in turkey on the house! I alos love this and was wonering when you will post the recipe as I am having turkish firend visitng very soon and would love to make it for them.
Thanks Lianne

At 10:18 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Lianne,
I don't know when I am going to post it:)

At 1:09 PM, Anonymous cindy said...

hi please can you tell me the reciepe for flat bread the bread served with stews or soups in the london resturants, its long in an oblong shape and sometimes has seeds on top of it

At 2:45 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

I think what you are asking is Ramadan Pide. Here is the address;

At 6:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi there i was recently in turkey and had this puffed up bread starter which came with a spicey red paste stuff and a pot of garlic butter cud u tell me what the bread is called and how to make it and the red paste stuff as well. luv this site its ace.xx

At 3:03 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Puffed bread is called Ballon Pide. Red paste could be some kind of dip based on red pepper paste. There is so much variety for this kind of dips in Turkish cuisine. So it is hard to tell:)

At 6:16 AM, Blogger mvon21234 said...

In Istanbul last year we were thrilled by a bread from a local shop, and I can't seem to locate a recipe for anything like it. It was a dark loaf, whole wheat perhaps, and leavened. It had very large whitish seeds. t seemed to be reasily available, as our hotel served it with breakfast. Any ideas? Thank you.

At 1:13 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

I have no idea what it is:) I wish you could asked the name of the bread.

At 1:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello binnur
i m totally new for turkish cuisine. Just now while browsing, i opened your site. i really like the turkish food and have seen all your recipes. Most of your recipes has feta cheese which is unfortunately not available here the place i live. could u please help me how to make feta cheese at home?
thank you.

At 11:10 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

It is long process to make feta cheese at home. So it is easily found here:) You can also use goat cheese or any kind of white cheese for the recipes I've posted.

At 2:26 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Binnur,
I am glad to find your site. I was looking for recepies. Do you have one???

At 7:27 AM, Anonymous Sarah said...


Just got back from a great visit to Istanbul where we ate so well and so healthily that I am now hooked on Turkish cuisine! I would love a recipe for simit (?) - a ring of twisted bread covered in sesame seeds which we saw everywhere sold from little carts all around Istanbul. The dough was gorgeously chewy and I'd love to make it at home.
Tessekur ederim! Sarah.

At 4:53 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Sarah,
I've already posted the recipe under the •Pastries section:)

At 3:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

merhaba,My name is murat i am turkish but ive moved here when i was about 5 or 6 years old and i wanted to know whats in the red soury thing thats in stuffed cabbages i used to eat it all the time. And i went to a turkish shop in america and cant find any good one's like the ones in turkey like my mother say's every thing is better in turkey.

At 10:12 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Murat,
I've already posted Cabbage Rolls with Beef (Etli Lahana Sarmasi) under the Lamb & Beef section. I use lemon juice to give sourness. You can substitute lemon juice with sumac that also gives the sourness to the dish.

At 1:47 PM, Blogger Jules said...

Hi Binnur,
I love your blog. But I am really in desparate need of the following recipe:
Kapali Karadeniz Pide

Is it in your cookbook or can you help me fine one?

At 11:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Binnur,

I made sujuk pide and it was delicious.

Thank you for the recipe.

Wish you all the best!


At 10:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ellerninze saglik, Abla! Do you have pogaca recipe? I didn't see it.

At 10:46 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Tesekkur ederim:) I've already posted Halfmoons with Feta Cheese and Mayali Pogaca recipies under the Pastries section.

At 8:40 AM, Blogger Traveller8 said...

Do you have the recipe for the lavas bread. The bread which is sometimes known as pillow bread. It is hollow inside and is often served with a garlic butter. Do you have the recipe for the garlic butter as well. It is wonderful!

At 1:06 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

I've already posted Lavas bread recipe:) What you are asking id Balloon Bread which is I am going to post it in the future:) and I will post garlic butter recipe as well:)

At 4:56 PM, Anonymous Tony R said...

I was stationed at Incerlik in the early 1980's. Lived in the village and walked past the bakery every day on the way to work. I would often pick up a loaf of ekmek and pide to share with my coworkers. The pide they made there looked like it was worked into a rope and then wound around itself flat, somewhat like a rag rug pattern. it was only about a centimeter or so thick and the loafs might be small and round or more usualy long and oval shaped. can't seem to find one like that on the sight.

At 11:21 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Tony,
I've already posted the recipe called Turkish Ramadan Pide (Ramazan Pidesi) under the Bread & Pide section. Here is the address;

At 1:41 PM, Anonymous Azra said...

HI Binnur, I am a Sri Lankan living in Switzerland and there is a very large turkish community here. So I have been fortunate to sample a lot of delicious turkish foods. Your website is great and the intructions are so easy to follow especially for a food dummy like me :)....
Just one more thing, it would be great if you could post some menu plans too so we can make complete meals for our families....
looking forward to more recipes...

At 2:28 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Azra:)
I've the Meal Ideas section on the right side of my blog. Just click on it:). I've also posted some Meal Ideas under the Mean Dishes:)

At 6:34 PM, Anonymous sana said...

hello binnur .... I just wanna thank u for all such recipes u have shared wid us. I have tried a few of the recipes n they turned really good mashallah. My husband is a big fan of turkish food n ur site is helpin me alot. Jazkalllah.
Just one question ....... What is kesar n where i can find it?

At 10:26 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hello Sana,
I think what you ask is Kaşar peyniri (Kashar Cheese). I don't know where you live but Turkish Kasar cheese is not sold in North America. I use Mozzarella instead of fresh kasar, and Asiago instead of old kashar. They are the closest ones that I can find here:)

At 3:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Binnur Can you post a proper yufka recipe in a separate post with a picture:)? I mean I know ingredients I found them in comments to other dishes but I still dont know how many will them serve and how long to cook yufka and if to cook with a lid or without how long? It is not obvious for a non turkish cook:) I would strongly appreciate yufka recipe as a sample of Trkish food. Yours sincerely reader:)

At 8:58 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Thank you:) It is hard to roll the dough to regular size of yufka. I don't have a Turkish roller (oklava) and large counter to do that. I've posted a small size yufka recipe with the prep pictures in the Gozleme recipe:)
When you make your own yufka, it should be used while it is still
fresh. Immediately prepare any kind of borek and bake without a
cover in a preheated 350 F oven until the top is light golden colour.
But I will try to make small size borek with small yufkas in a small tray:)

At 6:45 AM, Anonymous Aj said...

Hi Binnur.
I love all your recipes. I'm living in turkey at the moment and would like to make two recipes which i can't find. Do you have a recipe for simit and i think the other recipe is called Baklava sütlü.

At 5:53 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Aj,
I've already posted Simit recipe under the Pastries section, here
and Turkish Milk Custard Dessert under the Dessert section, here

You can use the google search box on the right site of my blog, just below the google ads. When you select "TC", it will help you find all the recipes I have posted. You can also search the word of any region, vegetables, herbs, spices, meat, etc.

At 9:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi everyone,

I'm new to this webiste. Just wondering if some one could tell me the Turkish name of the chicken pide in Australia. I'm talking about the one with chicken, mushroom and cheese inside. I used to eat it everyday when I was back in Australia. Would love to get a recipe of it as well. Please help.


At 4:07 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

It is called Tavuk Pide in Turkish:)
Take care,

At 2:13 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

I love your website, and just got your cookbook from Amazon.
I noticed there are slight differences between what is in the book and what is on the website sometimes (i.e. The Sesame Rings recipe)--is one source better to rely on over the other if I'm not sure ?

Gregg Richards

At 2:48 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Thank you Gregg:)
We have sweet and also salty cookies in our cuisine like sesame rings. And using 250 mg salty butter suits our taste well. But in
here (North America) they want less salt and more sugar in their cookies. That's why I needed to adjust the recipe using half salted half unsalted butter to make it more likeable.
The other one is olive oil; in our cuisine we use Turkish coffee cup or Turkish tea glass or glass instead of measuring cup as a tool:) There is not much difference between 50 ml and 60 ml (which is equal to Turkish a coffee cup). So I adjusted it for the convenience of the followers:)
These little changes won't effect the taste or the result of the recipes:)
Take care,

At 4:48 AM, Anonymous Nipuna said...


In Australia there's a turkish shop that sells bureks.
These ones:

It's a long bread burek rather than pastry. Have you got a recipe for this? If so could you please include the recipe for the bread too? Thank youu!

At 5:58 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Nipuna,
The picture is too small, I can't see much:) You can check the Pastries section of my blog. There are so many varieties of Borek in Turkish cuisine:)

At 4:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you please post a recipe for simit?

At 8:04 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

It is both under the Breakfast & Eggs and Pastries sections, here;
Turkish Bagel with Sesame Seeds (Simit)

At 4:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I made ur sujuk pide recipe and it came really well. only issue was the bottom was burnt by the time the rest of the bread was done. Any suggestions on how I may be able to fix this issue next time around?



At 2:00 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Jackson ,
As you know, the ovens have different settings. You may need to adjust the time or heat:)

At 3:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Which recipe is for just a plain bread, like that which you serve with many of your kebap recipes above. I've noticed a lot just call for pide, but I'd like to make my own :)

At 3:57 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

I've already posted the pide recipe, here;
Turkish Ramadan Pide
(Ramazan Pidesi)

At 6:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Binnur,

I love your site and used loads of recipies before. I was married to a turkish guy that used to cook me something that we had for lunch a lot. It was used with either minced lamb or diced lamb (cooked with spices) then put inside turkish bread with fresh tomaroes parsley oniin lemon and sumac. I cant remember what the dish is called. Can you help me??

Thanks Jackie

At 10:52 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Jackie,
Thank you:) It's called Tantuni, it can be cooked either with lamb or beef.
Here is the link (under the 'Lamb&Beef&Veal' and 'Kebaps' sections);

Monday, May 16, 2011


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