Gently fold the dough over the filling, and roll into a roulade, then form it into a spiral. For the dough “resting” stage: 2 cups oil ( Log Out /  The recipe here, from the fabulous traditional Sephardic cuisine, requires some preparation and practice. Place a tablespoon of the filling on the center and fold into a triangle or a rectangle. * The dough is a type of Fillo/Strudel dough, with the difference that you stretch it using oil. 2.75 lbs (1kg 250 grams) AP flour Sephardic Jews really have a wonderful cuisine. . I’ll be happy to hear your comments. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. , These look fantastic! I have to agree, they really are! They are also perfect for mid-week breakfast, lunch, or even a light dinner. I really think we should treasure those old recipes- who is gonna remember all that when we’re gone! Izmir is the only city where boyoz is commercially produced, and the only place in which the original recipe is followed.It’s a mixture of flour, sunflower oil, and tahin (an oily paste made from toasted ground hulled sesame seeds). ( Log Out /  Cookies help us deliver our services. Looks very delicious, I can imagine there are many uses for this dough.. , Thank you Krešo, I’m glad you liked the dish. This is a real art of cooking, real food worth the effort, something we should share as often as we can. Boyoz is a Turkish pastry of Sephardi Jewish origin[1][2], associated with İzmir, Turkey, which is practically the only city where it is prepared for commercial purposes and follows the original recipe. What a treat! Boyoz is a Turkish pastry of Sephardic Jewish origin, associated with İzmir, Turkey, which is practically the only city where it is prepared for commercial purposes and follows the original recipe.As such, in the eyes of Smyrniots boyoz became a symbol of their hometown or of their longing for it when away. Place in the baking sheet and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Image of boregi, burek, dinner - 84036081 Glyn, Thank you Glyn. I’m glad you’ve found this old family treasure suitable for your retreat. is left to repose for 2 hours. I’m glad you liked the recipe. Spanish and Portuguese Jews initially settled in Constantinople (now Istanbul), Sarajevo, and other Ottoman cities, and did not have a strong presence in Izmir until the 17th century. However, the result is so tasty and unique, that I’m sure that once you’ll make and taste these wonderful savory pastries, you will see they are well worth the effort. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. İzmir's famous Boyoz comes to every corner of America with Pınar and breakfasts are cheering up! Cook the mixture of grated zucchini, onions and tomatoes, with a bit of oil and tomato paste, salt and pepper, until well cooked and without liquids (this too can be done a day ahead). These explanations on the roots of boyoz are confirmed by the presence of a pastry very similar to boyoz in the culinary traditions of such other offshoots of Spanish culture as Argentina, Chile, Peru and Mexico, where they are common especially in the diet of Sephardic Jews, usually with cheese and spinach fillings.”. These look well worth the work. I will search your blog again too! As such, in the eyes of Smyrniots boyoz acquired the dimension of a symbol of their hometown or of their longing for it when away. In fact, during our four-night stay last week, most meals left me disillusioned, disappointed, and distraught. The zucchini or potato-cheese filling: fold the dough ends, from all sides, towards the center, creating a square. Izmir isn’t my favorite place for dining in Turkey. Today, many pastries in Izmir are sold under the name “boyoz,” but are not made according to the traditional recipe: instead of sesame oil, most bakeries now use sunflower oil. Boyoz is a Turkish pastry, associated with İzmir, Turkey, which is practically the only city where it is prepared for commercial purposes and follows the original recipe. Boyoz is a Turkish pastry of Sephardic Jewish origin, associated with İzmir, Turkey, which is practically the only city where it is prepared for commercial purposes and follows the original recipe. Thank you Greg! I wish you the best of health and a great week! Turkish Simits are also called Gevrek in izmir. They have been shared and described here thanks to the efforts of the network that that Slow Food has developed around the world, with the objective of preserving them and raising awareness. Mash roughly and add feta cheese, egg, salt and pepper. I’ll be happy to hear your comments. * Note that the dough is quite stiff. Thank you Ish. נראה לי שאני הולך להכין בויוס לשבת בבוקר. I find the whole procedure to be quite soothing and even meditative. İzmir mutfağının en ünlüsü, İzmir damak tadı ile özdeşleşmiş, mayasız bir hamur işi olan boyoz tarifi... Çeşitli iç harçlarla da hazırlanabilen bu leziz ve yağlı hamurları, içi boş olarak da önceden ısıtılmış fırında, yüksek ısıda pişirebilirsiniz. For assembling: 2-3 Tbs raw Tahini (optional), sesame seeds. A mixture of mashed cooked potato, feta cheese and an egg. In the eyes of Izmir residents boyoz acquired the dimension of a symbol of their hometown or of their longing for it. 1. יאללה, לעבודה! I hope you’ll enjoy the results. ( Log Out /  Roll each dough... 3. Love hearing the history behind these. Hugs Ronit xx, Thank you Marta! After the quick and easy recipe post of last week, this week I have for you the very opposite… The original recipe is based on flour and sesame oil, and a few other ingredients; it does not contain yeast, and therefore may be eaten during Passover. Start mixing on slow speed, until the... 2. Thank you Judi! Roll each dough ball in the oil and place them, in one layer, in the pan. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. I would love to try and make them – maybe this fall when the cooler weather arrives . Boyoz is a Turkish pastry of Sephardi Jewish origin, associated with İzmir, Turkey, which is practically the only city where it is prepared for commercial purposes and follows the original recipe.As such, in the eyes of Smyrniots boyoz acquired the dimension of a symbol of their hometown or of their longing for it when away. Place all the dough ingredients in a mixer bowl, fitted with the kneading hook. Slow Food gratefully acknowledges funding support from European Union. Find nutrition facts for over 2,000,000 foods. * Don’t let the amount of oil for the “resting” stage intimidate you. Börek. Turkish Pastries Recipes. אבל גם אני החלטתי שבשבוע הבא תהיה עוד נאגלה. The word boyoz comes from the Spanish bollos, the plural form of bollo, which refers to several different kinds of baked products or starchy buns. It is kneaded by hand and the ball of paste. Lose weight by tracking your caloric intake quickly and easily. Just make sure to bring them to room temperature and reheat them in a toaster oven, NOT in the microwave, and you’ll be able to enjoy an almost fresh-like pastry. נראה מעולה ברמות על!! The dough may then undergo more kneading and more shelf time over a period of several more hours. It is a contribution to İzmir’s urban culture by Sephardic Jews evicted from Spain after 1492 and who settled in large numbers in a number of prominent Ottoman cities of the period, among which İzmir stood out as one of the primary destinations. * The dough needs to “rest” for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight, before stretching. Photo about Boyoz is a Turkish pastry, associated with İzmir. I think it would make a great central activity for a cooking retreat. Pat the dough flat with the palm of your hand and start pressing it gently, to flatten it. As the new generation brings new tastes to the old formula, the city is about to get geographic registration for the Boyoz of İzmir As such, in the eyes of Smyrniots boyoz acquired the dimension of a symbol of their hometown or of their longing for it when away. Among the city’s highlights were its breakfast pastry, boyoz , a flaky savory bun served with oven-baked hard-boiled eggs. Pour 2 cups oil into a deep medium size pan. Great technique. While there are variants of the pastry in many places around the world where the Jewish immigrants settled, the Izmir boyoz is unique and truly a product of the cultural melting pot the city was in the past. The ingredients are mixed and well-kneaded by hand to form a dough, which is then left to sit for about two hours. Here is an interesting quote from Wikipedia, about the origins of the pastry: “Virtually all sources agree on the Judeo-Spanish roots of boyoz. * Since the dough and filling require early preparations, is makes sense to make a fairly large amount, especially since the baked pastries freeze well, in an airtight container, for up to 2-3 weeks. 4. This Turkish town has been famous for the boyoz pastry and for other Sephardic desserts since the 1500s when the Sephardic Jews fled oppression in Spain and came to settle in Turkey. But they are also perfect for any mid-week breakfast, lunch, or even light dinner. 4.3. Ooh.. Making me want to make some now! . Boyoz is a simple, small, rounded pastry made from thin layers of dough. Filling: The Swiss Chard: place a generous handful of the cut Swiss Chard at one end of the circle. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Boyos – Sephardic Savory Pastries 1. Boyoz, which means "bundle" in the Sephardic Ladino language, is a popular Turkish snack that is sold in bakery shops and by street vendors in Izmir. I might wait for an invite to afternoon tea. You’re right, it looks delicious but it’s a lot of work. A few notes: . Well into the 19th century, Izmir’s Jewish population was centered around Havra Sokaği (“Synagogue Street”) in Kemeraltı, the city’s historical market district, and Jewish families made boyoz at home. Plus, it’s lovely and no doubt delicious. You’re right, this recipe is really one of the more complicated ones. Commonly associated with the city of Izmir, the flaky savory buns that are traditionally prepared for weekend brunches, and served with a fresh vegetable salad, yoghurt, and hard-boiled egg on the side. Top with a bit of the cheese, salt and pepper. If using, mix the Tahini with a bit of oil from the pan, and drizzle a bit over it. * This is actually the traditional kumru. Commonly associated with the city of Izmir, the flaky savory buns that are traditionally prepared for weekend brunches, and served with a fresh vegetable salad, yoghurt, and hard-boiled egg on the side. את הביויוס הכנתי לפני יותר מחודש ורק עכשיו יצא לי להעלות את הפוסט ובינתיים אזלו כולם כי כל החברים קיבלו את חלקם ולמי לא נשאר? Boyoz is a Turkish pastry, associated with İzmir, Turkey, which is practically the only city where it is prepared for commercial purposes and follows the original recipe.As such, in the eyes of Smyrniots boyoz acquired the dimension of a symbol of their hometown or of their longing for it when away. 2. ואחר כך דיאטה… , Your pastries look wonderful and I can tell they would be delicious – I like the filling . The pastries are traditionally prepared  for weekend brunch, and served with fresh small diced vegetables salad, yogurt and hard boiled eggs on the side. Increase the speed to medium and knead for about 10 minutes, until the dough is smooth and elastic and doesn’t stick to the bowl. You can use the “search” button and find a few other posts with Sephardic recipes. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. If you see that the dough is still not forming properly, add the extra 1/2 cup water. You are so right, we really need to cherish these recipes and document them. 2 cups water (+ up to 1/2 cup, if needed) Pour 2 cups oil into a deep medium size pan. וואו , עשית אותי רעב ברגע. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Divide the dough into 30 balls of 2.2 oz (60 grams). The recipe here is from my maternal grandmother, who grew up in the Sephardic community of Izmir. The treatment performed through this process and the ingredients supplied by the same brands without change through the years ensure the unparalleled flavour of Boyoz. Boyoz is Turkish favorite and a must-try. The dough is kneaded, folded, and allowed to rest several times before being baked at high temperature. These are really extremely delicious and hard to resist! . God bless Sephardic Jews! Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Boyoz is an iconic pastry from Izmir (virtually the only place where it is sold) and a symbol of the city’s Jewish history: It developed among the Sephardic Jewish communities that migrated to Turkey from Spain and Portugal in the 1490s. If your mixer motor is not very strong, make sure to stop it now and then, so that the motor will not burn. עשית את כולנו רעבים.. תודה יקירתי! Preheat the oven to 355F (180C). If your mixer motor is not very strong, make sure to stop it now and then, so that the motor will not burn. Get a soft dough that does not stick to your hand by adding water little by little. Boyoz is Turkish favorite and a must-try. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top. Thank you Dinie! They really are well worth of the work, which after a while becomes quite meditative and soothing. Thank you Cindy. Cooked mixture of grated onions, zucchini and tomato paste. The contents of this website are the sole responsibility of Slow Food and the EASME is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein. Cover with plastic wrap and leave for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight, at room temperature. Boyoz has been brought by Sephardic Jews who immigrated to Turkey in early 15th century and it has been identified with Turkish cuisine since then. ( Log Out /  It is not absorbed in the dough while “resting”, and you will see at the end of the process that most of it remains in the pan. Start mixing on slow speed, until the dough incorporates, scraping the sides a few times. For the dough: Thank you Lindy! Even though boyoz remains one of the most popular foods in Izmir, and locals consider it a symbol of their home city, most people are unaware that the traditional sesame oil-based version has almost completely disappeared. 3. אני מגיעה באוקטובר, מקווה שיצא לנו להיפגש. 5. I’m going to look for a Sephardi site now! The dough wonderful to work with and indeed can be used in different ways. Boyoz is an iconic pastry from Izmir (virtually the only place where it is sold) and a symbol of the city’s Jewish history: It developed among the Sephardic Jewish communities that migrated to Turkey from Spain and Portugal in the 1490s. After at least 4 hours, or on the following day, line 2 baking sheet pans with baking paper. Traditional Taste of Smyrna The spirals with the Swiss Chard are especially appealing to me. So plan ahead accordingly. İzmir’s Boyoz Days aims to strengthen the brand of ‘boyoz,’ a puff pastry which was the gift of Sephardic Jews to the street food culture of today. , Thanks so much for this recipe. * Don’t be tempted to use bread flour – the dough will turn out too dense. It is practically the only city in which it is prepared for commercial purposes and follows the original recipe. * Note that the dough is quite stiff. I find pleasure in sharing, especially these old and almost forgotten recipes and techniques. Looks a bit intimidating but also looks like it would be well worth the effort! As much as I know it’s not possible in today’s world to rely on them alone, it’s still so important to make such recipes every so often, and keep these wonderful culinary traditions alive. Although it may seem like a difficult recipe to make, once you make it, you will see that it’s worth it with its deliciousness. Thanks for sharing , Thank you! Turkish Recipes. Unlike what the first sentence in there says, that Izmir “is practically the only city where it is prepared for commercial purposes and follows the original recipe”, Israel, where the majority of the Jews from Izmir moved to, is another place where the pastries are sold commercially and are well known and loved all over the country, by people of all origins. They are cultural treasures, with so much history and memories in them. Take one dough ball, with some of the oil, and place it on a large, smooth work space. Plenty of hands-on work, and more than enough time for conversation and quiet time during the resting phase. It looks absolutely amazing, I think I already know what to bake tomorrow! I will be trying this one soon- especially cause now I’m at home recovering from an injury, so I’m looking forward to it! Thanks! 1. Cook the potatoes in their skin, let cool and peel. Learn how your comment data is processed. Place all the dough ingredients in a mixer bowl, fitted with the kneading hook. 3 Tbs white vinegar Later, wealthier families moved to the Karataş and Göztepe neighborhoods and bakeries started to produce boyoz. Boyoz: Boyoz is a Turkish pastry, associated with İzmir, where it is prepared for commercial purposes and by following the original recipe. . I hope you’ll enjoy the results. Bake for about 30-35 minutes, or until the pastries are golden-brown. The most famous of Izmir cuisine, boyoz recipe, which is a yeast-free pastry identified with the taste of Izmir palate … You can bake these delicious and oily pastries, which can be prepared with various internal mortars, in a hollow oven, at high temperature. Change ). The most widely preferred boyoz is plain, without addition of meat or cheese or spinach stuffings, and as cooked by a handful of master boyoz bakers in İzmir. Resting time: minimum 4 hours, preferably overnight Nowadays, Turkey is famous for its layered pies and pastries, all … *, Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window), Feta and Scallions Stuffed Tomatoes * Tomato and Bread Salad, Braised Pot Roast with Pear Cider and Leek Gravy. For more information about Sephardic origins, check out this post. Divide the dough into 30 balls of 2.2 oz (60 grams). The principal ingredients used to make boyoz are water, flour, lemon juice, a sesame paste known as tahini, and sunflower oil. 2. I hope you’ll enjoy the process and results. Shaping time: about 30 minutes Until recently, all of the bakers in Izmir who made boyoz were Jewish. Boyoz (Izmir’s Peerless Pastry): Boyoz is a Turkish pastry of Sephardic Jewish origin associated with Izmir in Turkey. Thinly cut Swiss Chard, topped with finely grated Pecorino cheese. , They look absolutely fabulous – rustic and delicious as it should be! I’m glad to hear Kris! 5. The Kumru you will get from these vendors include izmir tulum cheese, raw tomatoes and a single green pepper. Free online calorie counter and diet plan. The text from these descriptions may be used, without modifications and citing the source, for non-commercial purposes in line with the Slow Food philosophy. The most widely preferred boyoz is […] The fillings are light and so even though the pastries are relatively big, they are not heavy at all. I can’t deny that, unlike most of my recipes, this one requires patience and practice, but for me it’s well worth the effort. I hope your injury is not too bad. TURKEY, Asia. Boyoz is a Turkish pastry of Sephardi Jewish origin, associated with İzmir, the only city where it is prepared for commercial purposes and follows the original recipe. Filling options: (all seasoned with salt and black pepper): Meanwhile, prepare the fillings: thinly cut the washed and drained Swiss Chard leaves (keep the stems to prepare a cooked salad, as shown HERE) and place on a kitchen towel to dry out (preferably overnight). Baking time: 30-35 minutes, Ingredients: Ronit. The traditional products, local breeds, and know-how collected by the Ark of Taste belong to the communities that have preserved them over time. , Thank you Aletta! Now, very gently, with your fingers, start pressing and pulling the dough from all sides, so it stretches and turns into a paper-thin circle, about 9.5” (24cm). Boyoz Recipe. Gevrek vendors in the streets, which are very common in Izmir, sell Gevrek, kumru and a pastry called boyoz, which is also unique to Izmir. I’m glad to hear you’ve found this recipe history interesting. AP flour works best here. As such, in the eyes of Smyrniots boyoz became a symbol of their hometown or of their longing for it when away. חחח תאמין לי שגם אני נהייתי רעבה מזה. . 1 tsp salt Makes: 30 3 Tbs light olive oil or safflower oil Pastry. Boyoz paste is a mixture of flour, sunflower oil and a hint of tahini. If someone would invite me for these, I’ll gladly accept! 3. Prep time: 30 minutes for the dough + 30 for the fillings Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Boyoz is written as “bollos” in Spanish and means “little loaf”. 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