It’s bayram in the Moslem world and the feeling is something like Christmas but the sun is shining.
Many shops are shut but some smaller ‘market’ as they call supermarkets, are open. However, you don’t feel like going food shopping as everybody is away enjoying the last days of summer. It’s great for us as we have opted to stay put: the streets are empty, nobody’s much around.
But you feel like making something!
This recipe is one for store cupboard ingredients.Here, I always have
Here, I always have kuru yemiş or dried fruits like raisins, apricots, figs, nuts and the like at the ready.My supplies all survived the
My supplies all survived the hot hot summer because I remembered to put all the containers in the fridge before we departed for our house in the village.Otherwise for
Otherwise for sure I would have had some surprises in the form of little bugs and flying insects.
This is a very simple recipe. Kids might like to have a go.
TT is enjoying them just because they are a little sweet and easy to nibble on.
I think the ingredients are as healthy as you can get, really. Also, I had bought some lovely fresh walnuts from the çarşı in Kadıköy last week so was happy to use them.
- Pre-heat oven to 180C/160C fan/350F/gas 4.
- Dissolve the baking powder in the milk.
- Beat the butter and sugar until pale and creamy, then mix in the oats, flour, raisins, walnuts and milk to make a stiff dough.
This is what the recipe says:
- Tip the dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll out until about 1cm thick.
- Cut into circles with a 5cm pastry cutter, place on an oiled baking sheet.
- Bake for 15 mins until lightly golden. Leave to cool before serving.
I recommend these with a cup of tea or glass of çay!