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How to Cook Gozleme

"Savory Turkish flatbreads filled with juicy filling! Choose ONE Filling - Spinach and Feta, or Lamb OR Beef marinated with spinach and peppers. "

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How to Cook Gozleme

How to Cook Gozleme

Savory Turkish flatbreads filled with juicy filling! Choose ONE Filling - Spinach and Feta, or Lamb OR Beef marinated with spinach and peppers. Can stretch up to 5 gozlem. Works with GLUTEN FREE flour!

Ingredients GOZLEME CAKE:

  • 2.5 cups (375g) plain/all-purpose flour (GF Note 4)
  • 1/3 cup (85ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 cup (185ml) water
  • 1/2 tsp salt



  • 300g/10oz baby spinach
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 300g / 10 oz Danish feta (soft feta, Note 2)
  • 2 cups (200g) grated mozzarella cheese (Note 3)

Seasoned Lamb OR BEEF:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 500g/1 lb minced beef or lamb (ground)
  • 1 capsicum/paprika, chopped
  • 90g/3oz baby spinach
  • 1.5 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (adjust the spiciness to taste)
  • 3/4 tsp each salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 120g / 4 oz Danish feta (Note 2)


  • 1-1.5 tbsp olive oil, per gozleme
  • Lemon wedges (optional)

How to Make Gozleme:

To Make Cake:

  1. Install the stand mixer with the dough hook. Combine flour, oil, salt, and water in the bowl of a stand mixer. Mixer for 2.5 minutes on medium speed 7 until smooth (watch the video before and after). (Note 4) The dough must be in the form of a ball that is flexible, soft, and not sticky.
  2. Cover and rest for 20 minutes.
  3. Dust the work surface with flour. Cut the dough into 4 sides.
  4. Roll into a 35cm/14" x 20cm/8" rectangle.


  1. Make Lamb/Beef Stuffing, or Spinach and Feta (or make 1/2 the 2nd batch!).


  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over high heat.
  2. Cook the garlic and onions for 1 minute. Add capsicum, and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Add beef and cook until it is slightly pinkish-brown, breaking down as you go.
  4. Add cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper (if using), salt, pepper, and water. Cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Add spinach, and stir until wilted.
  6. Cool before use.


  1. Place spinach, garlic, eggs, and pepper in a bowl. Squeeze by hand to reduce volume and make the spinach "floppy".
  2. Add feta and stir.


  1. Give Filling on 1/2 side of the pastry, push to the side. Sprinkle Lamb / Beef Filling with crumbled feta. Sprinkle Spinach Feta with mozzarella cheese, if using.
  2. Fold another part of the pastry to cover the filling. Push down, squeeze out any excess air pockets trapped while you're away. Use water if necessary to seal properly.
  3. Sprinkle flour on around (or similar) the pizza pan. Slide the gozleme onto the paddle.


  1. Heat 1.5 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. (I generally get 2 pans)
  2. Slide the gozleme into the pan. Cook, pressing lightly (counting the edges), until golden and savory - about 3 minutes. Turn and cook, pressing a little, until savory.