" Turkish Delight XII - Ottoman food - Gozleme " © 🕉 www.aumphotos.com 2019 🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷 FOLLOW @aumnamahshiva for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material 🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷 A series of Instagram images to form Volume 2 of a book on The Turks, presented to the Royal Photographic Society. 🥟🥟🥟🥟🥟🥟 Gözleme is a traditional savoury Turkish flatbread. The dough is usually unleavened I.e. made only with flour, salt and water. It is similar to bazlama, but is lightly brushed with butter or oil. The dough is rolled thin, then filled with various toppings, sealed, and cooked over a griddle. The name derives from the Turkish word göz, meaning "compartment", in reference to the pocket of dough in which the various toppings are sealed and cooked on a flat griddle. 🥟🥟🥟🥟 Originally a breakfast item or light homemade snack, the comfort food nature of gözleme has allowed it to achieve fast-food status in Turkey in the latter part of the twentieth century, with both simple and gourmet preparations ranging from the traditional (e.g. sauteed minced beef and onion, "kıymalı"; spinach and feta, "ıspanaklı"; potato and chive, "patatesli"; etc.) to the contemporary (e.g. chocolate and orange zest; walnut and banana with honey; smoked salmon and eggs; etc.) proliferating across Turkey's restaurants.