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Pişi is a very simple Turkish, bread-like, fried dough snack. People in Turkey usually eat this for breakfast, but please, don't let that stop you from eating it whenever you want. =) Until recently, I had no idea that the official name of this dish was called 'Pişi'. My mother and the rest of my family call it simply fried dough (hamur kizartma'si). But pişi sounds more fun, so pişi it is!

Pişi is usually eaten plain, without filling. Plain pişi is my favourite. But pişi with a Turkish cheese or jam filling tastes great too! The ones I made this time are the plain ones and a few with a filling of Turkish white cheese and parsley mixture.

This recipe makes about one medium bowl of pişis - like you see in the pictures.

What you need:

  • 3.5 cups of bread or all purpose flour
  • 0.5 tbsp of salt
  • 2 tsp of sugar
  • 1 package of dry insant yeast (7 grams)
  • 350 ml (slight less than 1.5 cup) of water

Combine all the ingredients for your dough in a bowl and kneed for about 10 minutes. Pişi dough is more moist and soft than regular bread dough. So your dough may look like it needs more flour at first, but after kneeding for about 5-10 minutes, it will turn out fine. So hold yourself from adding any flour. Your dough is ready when it doesn't stick to your bowl any more and you can form a smooth bal out of it. The dough will stay very soft. When you have reached this stage, cover your bowl and let your dough rise for at least 2 hours.

While your dough is rising, prepare your filling. I used a Turkish white cheese/feta with parsley filling but you can use whatever filling you want. Jam? Sucuk? Just use your fantasy. :)

When your dough has risen, we can go on with making the pişis.

Oil your surface and form little balls out of your dough. I don't use flour as it dries out te dough. We want our dough to stay moist and soft!

Use a roller pin and roll out your dough balls. Don't make them too thick, a few millimeters is enough as the dough will rise a lot when frying them. Fill them with your filling of choise, fold them and fry them in a frying pan untill both sides are golden brown. The pisis without filling can be slight thicker of course.

(sorry for the bad picture, the lighting in my kitchen is terrible!)

After your pisis are ready, let them drain on a kitchen towel for a minute or so. Serve your pisis with Turkish black tea and enjoy!

Turkish girl Needs Help

by boogsmurf

Hello all, I am Turkish and just moved to the New York City to be with my american boyfriend. I'm wondering if anyone has advice for me as to what kind of job I can get under the table. My boyfriend is recommending bar-tending or food service jobs, but we dont really know where to start. Can anyone recommend me a way to find jobs like this or any other kind of job? I would be so grateful for any and all insights into this matter...
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Yup that's one thing

by sf__

One cuisine we're really short on is Greek. Now & then a new Greek place opens and we all get so excited about it but they've mostly all been disappointments. Miss all the great Greek food of New York, even the diners and coffee shops run by Greeks. For some reason we're getting more Turkish food in S.F. lately (love it), but why not more Greek places?

Good Buy New York

by Alenushka

It is gray and rainy now. We have to packas we are leaving tonight. It has been a great fun trip....and how sweet it is to go our everynigh wihout worryin about babyisittes.
Still have thing on my list we did not see this time. Bronx Zoo will have to wait one more year.
We did make it to Dylan;s candy sotre nad my kids , and I love it. Found weired lollypopm, ol typy tufy and candies iwth milk center (E 60th and 3 ave)
Yeastaday we went to Russian Bath in Booklyn (1200 Gravesend Neck Rd)
We love love this place. at firt thing did not bode to well. I forgot our goggle and both kids desided taht would be a great place for tantruming and guilt trips

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