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Lahmacun or original turkish pizza?

Lahmacun is a food which consumed in abundance for everyone in Turkey. In fact, in other words, it is another name for the flavor. Very old history of Lahmacun, dates back even to the Babylon. It is an East own food, and has a history of about 5000 years.

Lahmacun has called Turkish pizza in some places in recent years.. After 1960, it has spread from the eastern region of our country to all over the country and had great interest. When you eat in a restaurant, you can believe that this is an art, you can imagine that it is very difficult construction. But Homemade Lahmacun is not as difficult as you think to prepare by yourself. Average 35-40 minutes at a time, this flavor, this art is possible to feel it all over your body. Now let's look carefully at the details of how to make this art below. You will find that taste which you are looking for even on the first try.

For the dough:

  • white bread flour (4 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon instant yeast (or active dry yeast) (50 gr.)
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 200 ml / 1 cup of warm water
  • 1.5 tablespoons olive oil

Interior materials:

  • 500 g fatty ground beef
  • 2 onions
  • 3-4 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 bunch parsley
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 large bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chili paste
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoon red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 5-6 cloves garlic

Homemade Lahmacun Preparation

For the dough: Put the ingredients of dough except flour to a rough and mix. Add the flour after mix and cover the rough with strech. Leave it in warm place aroun 30 minutes.

For the above: After leaving aside the dough, shred all the ingredients for the above with grater or shred with mixer and put them through another rough. 5 minutes mix them well as much as possible.

The dough which we’ve left for wait, mix a bit more and start to split mandarin-sized pieces. Open them as big fish sizes on the slightly floured countertop. Put 2 tablespoons of above material onto the dough, and size it. Into our pre-heated 200-250 degree oven, put the tray which we put the lahmacun’s and bake it 5-7 minutes very carefully (check it so often). Serve our homemade Lahmacun with onions, lemon and greens (parsley, lettuce etc).

Cemal Sonsak 2016-04-25
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