Tag: Nese Yurtcu

Crispy Dumplings / Çıtır Mantı

  Probably it is not the best season to post this as it is sea-time for many people. However Crispy Dumplings – çıtır manti – is so irressistible I couldn’t refrain myself from posting. I used to prepare Turkish manti

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Shredded Dough String Dessert with Walnuts / Tel Kadayif Tatlisi

There are a variety of delicacies generally desserts you can prepare with kadayif. Such as stuffed kadayif, kunefe which is also well known and even kadayif with pudding called the paradise dessert. The most common one is this String Kadayif

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Meat Ball Kebab with Yogurt and Bread / Yoğurtlu Pideli Köfte Kebabı

Meat Ball Kebab with Yogurt and Bread / Yoğurtlu Pideli Köfte Kebabı is a kebab you can prepare at home and even in restaurants many prefer it to the the famous Iskender Kebab. This dish is also from the city

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Fried Bread with Eggs / Yumurtalı Ekmek

As you are visiting this blog, you probably know already that Turkish breakfast means eating a lot. I would like to share a family recipe today: Fried bread with eggs. It involves frying so it is not something I prepare often;

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Trotter Soup / Paça Çorbası

My apologies for those that are vegetarian, vegan and those who cannot stand the idea of eating or even preparing offal. On the other hand it is almost a must for many people, for some for health reasons. This Trotter

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Pumpkin Saute / Balkabağı Kavurması

This recipe is from my sister; she prefers to cook healthy food too. The name of the dish is Pumpkin Saute. This is a very healthy and low cost recipe. It has only 4 ingredients and among them there is no salt

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Pumpkin Cupcakes / Balkabaklı Küçük Kekler

I am definitely not a cupcake expert; however this recipe gets a lot of “bravo”s everytime I bake them – so I thought I might as well share. I didn’t do any decorations as I personnally prefer them like this. Decoration is

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Pumpkin Soup / Balkabağı Çorbası

I was reluctant the first time I made Pumpkin Soup. In Turkey we mostly use pumpkin to make Pumpkin Dessert and perhaps for this reason I was afraid that somehow the soup would be sweet too. However it is one

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Quince Jam / Ayva Reçeli

I have started to believe that leaving recipes behind is a privilege. This recipe comes from my grandmother. Every year she would prepare jam jars for my mother, my sister and me. There would be strawberry, cherry and almost always

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Albanian Liver / Arnavut Ciğeri

I was an expat child as my father’s job required moving around to new cities and countries every 1-2 years. The only stable city for us during my childhood was Edirne, Turkey where my grandparents used to live. Edirne is

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