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!
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:
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.