Round pastry with ayran


Ayran is a yogurt based beverage, rather consumed during summer in our country. You can easily prepare it by mixing 3/4 cup of yogurt  with 1/4 cup of water and a pinch of salt. Beat it about 5 minutes and it is ready. Americans call it buttermilk. This time I used our popular beverage ayran in a salty pastry. In Turkey, we generally call these small round salty pastries poğaça. It is simply delicious that you can’t resist them!             


  • 3 cup flour
  • 1 cup thick ayran (make it with a little bit less water)
  • 1 egg (separate egg yolk from white)
  • 50 gr butter
  • 2 t. soda
  • 2 t. lemon juice
  • 1 t. dried thyme
  • 200 gr. white cheese
  • 100 gr. hard pale cheese (kaşar)
  • half bunch parsley (shredded in small pieces)
  • half bunch dill (shredded in small pieces)
  • Melt butter.            Put the flour in a bowl and make a well in the centre. Add soda and lemon. Add melted butter, ayran, egg white, parsley and dill. Knead the dough by adding the rest of the ingredients. Knead until making a smooth dough. Prepare small balls and place them to a greased oven tray.                         

    For the topping:                     


  • egg yolk & red pepper flakes
  • Brush with beaten egg yolk. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes. Bake them in 180° C pre-heat oven about 30 minutes. They are best when they are warm.               

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