1/2 package tofu, cut in small cubes
3 spring onions, fine cut
1/2 tablesp oil
1/2 teasp sesame oil
1 teasp ketjap manis
1 teasp fresh ginger, cut fine
1 clove garlic, fine cut
1/2 chilli pepper, cut fine
50 gram bean sprouts
3 tablesp peanutbutter
Not necessarily but if you wish you can use 2 tablsp grated coconut and little sesame seeds.

Heat oil in a small pan, fry the onion 2 minutes. Add the tofu and bake till tender.
Add ginger, garlic and chilli.
Then ketjap and bean sprouts.
Gently pour water and peanutbutter (with nuts) through this mixture and cook till its a creamy sauce.
If desired pour coconut in, and serve with sesame seeds sprinkled on it.


100 gr flour
100 gr grated old (Dutch) cheese geraspte oude kaas,
50 gr butter
50 ml cold water
pinch of salt
1 beaten egg
poppy seeds or grated cheese

Stir in cheese and salt into the flour. Add the butter (cut in small pieces) at the flour.
While stirring, add enough water to the mixture, until the flour is solved.
Roll out the dough on a sink with flour. Regularly clean the dough away from the sink, and sprinkle flour over new again.
Fold the dough lengthwise into thirds and roll out again in the direction of the fold. Repeat this 3 times. Let folded and cover for 30 minutes in a cool place.
Then roll it out to 1/2 cm thick layer. Cut into diamond-shaped pieces.
Place them on a baking sheet and brush with beaten egg. Sprinkle with poppy seeds or grated cheese.
Bake 15 minuted in the middle of a 175 degrees C pre-heated oven golden brown.


500 gr potatoes, peeled
200 gr fresh spinach
3 eggs
150 ml milk
1 onion
1 clove garlic
Olive oil
50 gr grated cheese
dried chilli flakes

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celcius.
Cook the potatoes about 10 minutes and drain.
Cut garlic and onions finely and fry in a pan with little oil. Gradually add the spinach and let it cook (it will shrink a lot). Season with salt, chilli and pepper.

Grease a baking dish. Cut the potatoes in slices and divide on the dish.erdeel over de ovenschaal.
Spoon the spinach mixture over it.
Beat eggs with milk and the cheese. Pour this into the bowl.
Bake the tortilla brown and done in 30 min.


210 g flour
½ teaspoon baking powder 
½ tsp paprika
½ teaspoon or a pinch of cayenne pepper
½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
½ tsp salt
165g soft butter
165 g grated cheese (Pecorino Romano)
1 egg
Poppy seeds

Mix the dry ingredients and mix in another bowl the butter and cheese. Add here the dry mixture and make a soft dough. Make 2 rolls of 3-4 cm diameter . Wrap the rolls individually in plastic wrap and place half an hour in the refrigerator.
Sprinkle poppy seeds on a plate and coat the rolls completely with the egg, then roll them in the poppy seeds. Wrap in plastic and leave for 1 hour in the refrigerator .
Preheat the oven to 170 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper . Cut the roll into 5-8 mm thick slices and place them (on 3 cm apart) on the baking sheet .bake the cookies golden brown in 15 minutes.


175 grams flour
110 gram soft butter
55 gram light brown sugar
1 sachet vanilla-flavored sugar
½ tablespoon lemon juice

Cut the butter into small pieces and add the remaining ingredients. Knead until a nice dough. Let rest.
Roll out the dough (1 cm thickness) on a floured surface. Cut circles and place them on the baking sheet. Apply with a smaller round shape (lemonade bottle-cap), a slight print. Finally make 4 buttonholes with a straw.

Bake about 12 minutes in a 150 ° C preheated oven. The cookies are soft in the oven, but will soon be hard.

Kaymaklı poğaça (cream buns)

1 kg flour
1.5 cup whole milk
250 ml cream
1 block yeast (42 gram)
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon sugar
½ tea glass oil
3 tsp salt

For filling: feta cheese with chopped parsley or minced meat
1 eggyolk and splash of milk

Dissolve yeast in warm milk and sugar. Let stand until dissolved.
Add flour in a bowl and stir the salt into it. Make a hole in the flour and add the yeast mixture and the remaining ingredients in it.
Knead well until a smooth dough. Let rest half an hour.

Fill the buns with cheese or meat mixture).(Make an incision and fold open) let the buns rest 10 minutes. Cover with beaten egg yolk mixture. Bake in oven at 175 degr.

OTTOMAN BREAKFASTSOUP (Osmanli sabah çorbasi)

2 tomatoes
1 big onion
2 red paprikas
2 sweet (bell) pepers
2 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon sunflower oil
1 turkish teaglass of red lentils
2 liter water
Pepper and salt

In a pan add the butter and oil, and bake onions, garlic and pepper.
Add the paprikas and finally the tomatoes. Let simmer for about half an hour.
Add the lentils and cook by boiling.

Season with parsley, salt and pepper.


1 kg of cherries
1.5 liter water
2 water glasses of sugar

Clean the cherries and remove the stems and leaves.
Put the cherries in a pan and pour water over it. Turn on the heat and simmer 15 minutes.
Now add the sugar. Cook for 15 minutes.
Drain in a collander and you have your summerdrink.

If you use less water than the compote thickens. Then you can fill glass jars when the compote is still warm. Close with a lid tightly and turn them upside down.


1 packet of ladyfingers and some milk

Make pudding of below ingredients and let cool:
4 glasses of milk
2 mocha cups flour
2 mocha cups sugar
Spatula 1 glass of milk through 150 ml cream shanti.

Dip the ladyfingers in the milk and arrange in a bowl together.

Cover with pudding,  and on top the chocolate sauce. Let cool in refrigerator.


4 potatoes
1 can tuna
finely chopped parsley
pepper and salt
aromat (paprika, onion, herbs of your taste)
lemon juice
flour, breadcrumbs and 1 egg  

Mash the cooked potatoes, add little butter and the other ingredients (exept flour, breadcrumbs and egg).
Make croquettes shapes. Cover with flour, then egg and last in breadcrumbs. Fry them in hot oil.
Lemon Mayonnaise: Stir 5 tablespoons of mayonnaise with 2 teaspoons fresh lemon zest and a few drops of lemon juice.
Chop the capers and mix them with the mayonnaise


250 gram shitake
3 onions
3 tomatoes
1 teaspoon olive oil
Salt and pepper

Cut the onions and bake in a pan with the oil. Add shitake and bake till well done cooked. Add chopped tomatoes and later half cup water.
Season with salt and pepper


2 onions
1 kg pumpkin
1 zucchini
piece ginger of about 1 cm 1/2 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp curry powder
1 liter vegetable stock pepper and salt
3 tbsp chopped coriander

Chop the onions. Peel the pumpkin and cut in cubes Cut the zucchini into cubes. Peel the ginger and garlic and chop finely.
Heat the oil in a large pan and fry the onion, pumpkin and zucchini herein about 3 minutes. Add the ginger and curry powder and cook it, stirring about 1 minute. Add the stock and bring to the boil. Let the soup 15 minutes simmer. Puree the soup and season with salt and pepper


Detox day 1
I'll take the challenge only fruit and vegetables (no avocado and banana)this week..I have to be creative. So I invented today the 'Courgette detox noodles di Fatma'☺
1 courgette.zucchini
Small piece ginger
1 clove garlic
1 red & 1 green paprika
100 gram mushrooms
100 gram bean sprouts
1 red onion
1 leek
2 tomatoes
1/2 pepper
Herbs as your taste
1 teaspoon soysauce
1 teaspoon olive oil
Pinch of salt 

Cut/slice courgette very small (like spaghetti.
Cut all vegetables small, ginger and garlic very fine.
Bake onion and garlic in olive oil.
Then bake paprika, leek and mushrooms. Add tomatoes and let simmer.
Add courgette and at the end the tauge. Season with herbs (coriander, pepper, paprika, parsley,  curry, cardamom etc).


1 avocado (not too ripe/soft)
Juice of half a lemon
ground pepper
grated nutmeg
Pinch of garlic powder
1 small tomato

Cut avocado, pull out the kernel, and scoop the flesh from the shell.
Sprinkle pepper, garlic powder, nutmeg and lemon juice over the avocado.
And mash it with a fork.
Cut the tomatoes into small cubes and mix it through


Can of tuna on oilbase
1 onion
1 clove garlic
1 courgette
1 paprika
Basil, parsly, oregano, salt and pepper
2 tblspoon creme fraiche
sifted tomatoes 

Chop the paprika, courgette, onion and garlic.
Let tuna drain and  collect the oil in a bowl.
use 2 tblspoons of oil to bake the garlic and onion in a pan.
Add the paprika and courgette and let it bake.
Now add the tomatoes and let the sauce boil down.
Scoop the tuna to the sauce, add the creme fraiche, and season with herbs, salt and pepper.
Kook pasta and let drain and stir through the sauce.


5 eggs
75 gr butter (melted)
300 gr flour (sifted)
1 tl bakingpowder (sifted)
1 teasp salt , 1 teasp pepper
3 spoons diced basil
1 big courgette (grated)
200 gr cheese
100 gr chopped, roasted pine nuts
5 tomatoes (on oilbase) cut in strips 
heat oven at 225 degrees
Stir in eggs, whisk in melted butter and continue another 5 minutes stirring till light mixture. 
Fold in flour, baking powder and salt and pepper. Then stir the other ingredients into batter .
Fill a greased glass baking dish (30 cm long) with this mixture and smooth the top. Bake for 10 min in the middle of the oven
Turn the oven temperature down to 175 g and bake 1 hour browned and cooked through.
Serve hot with tomato salsa and sour cream


Fusilli pasta
2 aubergine
2 cloves garlic
5 peeled and diced tomatoes
salt, chili flakes, oregano, basil
white or yellow cheese.  

Cut aubergine into thin slices and fry in oil …let drain.
Cut garlic and fry in oil. Add tomato juice and season with herbs and salt. Allow to simmer.
Add the aubergine and grated cheese.
Boil pasta, drain and stir the sauce. Garnish with eggplant slices and grated cheese.


Vegetarian lasagna with spinach

vegetable stock cube
cottage cheese, mozzarella, grated parmesan cheese
big bag of fresh spinach
2 cloves of garlic
1 onion

Fry garlic in oil .. add onion and fry until soft. Stir-fry the spinach with bouillon cube, salt and pepper. Cut mozzarella into slices. 

Put a layer of tomatosauce in an oven pan and add layers.
1 -lasagne sheets with layer of spinach and cottage cheese
2 -lasagne sheets with tomato sauce , mozzarella and basil,
3 -lasagne sheets with layer of spinach and cottage cheese
4 -lasagna sheets with layer of tomato sauce and grated cheese. 

Cover with aluminum foil and bake (200°C) until lasagna is cooked. At last let brown the crust

Grilled vegetables bread

1 paprika
1/2 courgette
1 eggplant/aubergine
1 onion
salt and pepper
olive oil

Slice the vegetables in thin slices, and add on an oventray.  sprinkle some oil over the vegetables and let them bake brown. Salt and pepper for the taste.

Cut a roll in half en fill it with vegetables and mozarella.
bon apetit

Muesli granola cookies

200g self-raising flour
100g muesli, muesli or granola
100g caster sugar
150 gr butter
1 spoon of honey
 Pinch of salt

Put all ingredients in a bowl Chop the butter with two knifes.
Knead the dough until a cohesive dough Shape cookies and bake in a preheated oven at 175 degrees about 20 minutes light.

Walnut brownie truffles --> when your brownies are failed :-(

I tried to make brownies with a new recipe,, it was a deception and looked awfull,,, so i decided to safe the brownies (which taste nice) and made my own variation ,,, Walnut brownie truffles :-)
325 grams of dark chocolate pieces
225 grams of butter 
3 eggs
225 grams sugar
75g self-raising flour
pinch of salt
175g coarsely chopped walnuts
1 vanilla pod
225 grams of chocolate into pieces

Melt au bain marie (in a bowl thats being warmed with water) 325 gr chocolate with the butter. Beat the eggs with sugar until frothy. Beat in melted chocolate, self-raising flour, salt, walnuts, vanilla essence and 225 grams of chocolate pieces. Pour the mixture into a greased baking pan (20 x 25 cm) and bake until cooked (40 to 45 minutes)in a preheated oven at 190 degrees C. Leave to cool in the mold. now you will see this recipe is failed for brownies ,,so i decided to make little balls. dipped them  in melted chocolate and decorate.


2 eggs
80 ml creme fraiche
6 tablespoons grated cheese
1 tblsp grared parmesan
1 tablespoon chopped chives or parsley
1/2 grated onion
salt, black pepper and chilli flakes , aromat
5 small potatoes
1/4 teasp baking powder

Cook the potatoes and mash them. Season with salt pepper and if you wish aromat or 1/2 maggi cube
Preheat oven to 200 C. whisk the eggs and later the sour cream.

Add the cheese, chives onion and bakingpowder. Add potatoes to the bowl and mix well. Spoon them into cupcakepan and bake 30 minutes golden brown at 200 degr C.


125g soft butter
125g icing sugar
125 grams flour
3 eggs
Grated zest and juice of 1 orange 
1 coffeespoon baking powder
Glaze: juice of 1/2 orange and 50 grams icing sugar

Mix in a bowl the soft butter with half of the icing sugar.
Split the eggs and add the egg yolks into the butter sugar mixture along with zest and juice of 1 orange.
Mix sifted flour and bakingpowder in.
Beat the egg whites with the remaining icing sugar and fold it lightly into the batter.

Spoon the batter into a baking pan.
Bake the orange cake about 30 minutes at 180 celcius in oven. 

for glaze ..mix the rest if icingsugar with juice from half an orange. make a smooth glaze

Remove the cake from the oven and brush the cake immediately with the glaze. Let cool and cut the into cubes.


50 grams of flour
60 grams of butter
1 egg
15 cl. whole milk ...
2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt
60g grated (Parmesan) cheese
3 half peppers (red,yellow,green) cut in small cubes.

In another bowl, beat the egg with milk and butter. Add the flour mixture, peppers and cheese and stir well. Fill muffin tin with this mixture. And bake 25 min in preheated oven (180°)
Mix flour, baking powder, salt, and cheese in a bowl.


My brownies are failed, so had to be creative ,,it was just nice of taste and not bad :-) hehehehe so decided to make balls of them dipped in yummie chocolate ,,,for our chocoholics :-) 

325 grams of dark chocolate pieces
225 grams of butter
3 eggs ...
225 grams sugar
75g self-raising flour
pinch of salt
175g coarsely chopped walnuts
1 vanilla pod
225 grams of chocolate into pieces

Melt au bain marie (in a bowl thats being warmed with water) 325 gr chocolate with the butter. Beat the eggs with sugar until frothy. Beat in melted chocolate, self-raising flour, salt, walnuts, vanilla essence and 225 grams of chocolate pieces. Pour the mixture into a greased baking pan (20 x 25 cm) and bake until cooked (40 to 45 minutes)in a preheated oven at 190 degrees C. Leave to cool in the mold.  Now you will see this recipe is failed for brownies ,,so make little balls. dip them in melted chocolate and decorate.


made by my cousin Kubra
Cook potatoes and mash with milk, oil, salt and pepper.
Lay a sheet yufka on the table and fill it with the potato mixture. Put a sheet on top and roll up.
put few hours in the refrigerator  Slice and add baking baking tray,  cover with a mixture of egg, yogurt and oil. and bake in oven

made by my auntie Serife

Wash grated potato and let drain.
white and yellow cheese, salt pepper and stir.
Put this mixture at yufka followed by of egg and yogurt mix on top. make layers. Roll them and  and slice.


cake made by my sister!
200g self-raising flour
200 g butter
150g sugar
1 package vanilla Sugar (about 10 gr)
2 teaspoons lemon zest
4 eggs or 3 eggs and 6 tablespoons milk

Mix butter, sugar, vanilla sugar until creamy dough.
Add the eggs, and then sifted flour and mix in milk.
Put in cooking pan and bake 1 hour at 170 degrees.

Decorate with icing sugar and cars / candles


1 kg flour (+ extra if dough is too wet)
700 ml lukewarm whole milk
1 tsp sugar
4 tsp salt
2 tbsp (olive) oil
42 g yeast (square block for sale in Turkish stores)

Dissolve yeast in a little lukewarm milk.
Stir flour, sugar and salt in a large bowl.
Add yeast mixture and knead well.

Knead dough so that air goes out, always turn around and good with  fists to make a stiff dough, if too wet then add some flour. Cover the bowl and let dough rise in 45 min (I put a chair in front of the warm oven, but you can also put the bowl of dough in another bowl with hot water).

In then meantime you can cut vegetables and make the sauce. 

FILLING: egg, mushrooms, onions, peppers, olives, and cheese OR basicilum raw meat, onion, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, chilli flakes, parsley, salt, pepper pieces.

fry garlic and pepper in olive oil

SAUCE: olive oil, garlic, peppers, tomatoesjuice oregano, basil.
Fry garlic and pepper in olive oil

Let tomato cubes simmer

Add diced tomatoes and let simmer.
If tomatoes are soft or tomato / diced canned there and season with oregano, basil and salt.

The dough should be grown in volume and soft feel.
Knead again and form small balls. Roll it into 1 cm thick pizzas

Brush edges with oil

Top the pizzas with a layer of tomato sauce, stuffing and cheese.

Let rise little and  brush the edges with oil.
Bake at 200 degrees C.