Bread with Spinach-Ricotta Cheese
(Ispanaklı, Katıklı Ekmek - Antakya)
Bread or Pizza dough
1 bunch spinach, washed, the roots cut off, drained, chopped
2-3 green onions, chopped
1/3 cup creamy yogurt
1/3 cup ricotta cheese
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp oregano
1 tbsp pomegranate syrup
To prepare the filling; rub the spinach with 1 tsp salt using your hand and squeeze out the water. Then toss with the rest of the filling ingredients. Put it aside.
Generously spread some flour on the counter. Break the dough in egg-size pieces. Flatten the dough pieces using a roller. Spread some olive oil all over the surface and stretch a little bit more with your fingers. Place some filling in the center of the dough. Leave a space around (picture). Fold the dough over the filling (picture). Sprinkle some Nigella seeds over the top (picture).
Place them on an oven tray with the parchment paper. Let them rest for 20-25 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 400 F (200 C). Place the tray on the middle rack. When the top is light golden colour, take them out and drizzle a little bit olive oil all over them. Serve while still hot or warm.