If you have the time to make these Turkish pides you will not be disappointed; the pastry is light and the filling very tasty. You could make the smaller for perfect party finger food.
For the pastry:
1/2 tablespoon sugar
65ml warm water
1 teaspoon (3.5g or half a sachet) of dried yeast
340g plain flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon water
For the filling:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic finely chopped (or 2 teaspoons of garlic puree)
500g chicken mince
1 tablespoon tomato puree
1 tablespoon sweet paprika
1 tablespoon oregano
1 teaspoon light soy sauce
400g tin of chopped tomatoes
200g spinach – wilted/defrosted and water squeezed out
Salt and pepper
100g feta cheese crumbled
For the dough put the milk and butter into a saucepan over a low heat. Stir for 3 minutes or so until the butter has melted. Remove pan from heat.
Into a small bowl mix the yeast, sugar and water. Leave for 3 minutes until it is foaming.
Combine the milk mixture and the yeast mixture in a large bowl. Add the flour and salt and mix to form a dough. Put onto a floured surface and knead for 10 minutes until elastic. Place into a bowl and covered with cling film and leave in a warm place for 1 hour until the dough increases in size.
Meanwhile make the filling. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and cook the onion and garlic for a few minutes until soft. Add the chicken mince and cook for 5 minutes breaking up the lumps of mince with a spatula or wooden spoon as you go. Add the tomato paste and soy sauce mix in and and cook for 5 minutes more. Add the paprika and oregano and mix in well. Pour in the chopped tomatoes and cook for 10 minutes more. Finally add the spinach and season well with salt and pepper. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.
Pre-heat the oven to 200c and lightly grease 2 baking trays. Mix the egg yolk with the water for brushing the pastry. Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces and one piece at a time roll into an oval approximately 25 cm x 15 cm. Place an eighth of the chicken mixture onto the oval and sprinkle with feta. Brush around the filling with the egg and then fold the pastry around the mixture to partially cover the filling. Twist each end to make a boat shape – see picture. Repeat to make the 7 other pides and bake for 20 minutes until golden brown. The pides can be eaten hot or cold.
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