Lamb, halloumi and pomegranate Turkish breads
( MAKES 4 )
Photo by Babiche Martens
Don’t be scared of using yeast, but do make sure it becomes frothy before adding it to the flour. Don’t hesitate to start again if this process goes wrong! I have topped these flatbreads with lamb and a delicious yoghurt tahini dressing, but the options are endless. A vegetable version using an array of chargrilled vegetables is also a delicious variation.
For the topping
|400 g||Lamb mince|
|1 tsp||Sumac powder|
|½ cup||Chopped mint|
|200 g||Halloumi, lightly fried|
|½ cup||Pomegranate seeds|
For the dressing
- Combine the yeast and sugar in a bowl, then sprinkle over the tepid water. Stand in a warm place until frothy. Add the oil.
- Place the flour and salt in a large bowl and add the yeast mixture. Combine using a wooden spoon. On a lightly floured bench knead for a few minutes. Place into a clean, lightly oiled bowl. Cover and leave in a warm place to double in size.
- In a bowl combine the mince, garlic, sumac, mint and salt.
- For the dressing combine the yoghurt, pomegranate molasses, tahini and lemon juice in a small bowl.
- Preheat the oven to 200C.
- Divide the dough into four. Roll each into an oval shape approximately 23cm long.
- Spread with some pesto, dot over the mince in small clumps. Sprinkle with a little olive oil.
- Place into the oven for 15 minutes until golden and crispy.
- Remove and top with fresh rocket, halloumi and sprinkle over some pomegranate seeds.
- Serve with a drizzle of dressing.
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