Thursday, February 27, 2014

Fourth cooking class menu (Vegetarian week)

Dear Cooking Class Friends,
The next session of Turkish Cooking Classes will be held on  March 1st, Saturday at 5pm at ATFA Center. This week (vegetarian week) menu:-Russian Salad-Kumpir (Stuffed Baked Potato) -Spinach and Feta Turkish Gozleme-Zeytın Yaglı Yaprak Sarması (Grape Leaves Stuffed with Rice)- Makaroon-Also Baklava (will not demonstrate just for serving)

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Third Cooking Class Pictures

The 3th of Turkish Cooking Classes was held on  February 22nd, Saturday, at 5 pm. at ATFA. We had crepe Kebab (Manisa Kebab), Red Lentil Soup (Mercimek corbasi), Beet Salad with Yogurt (Yogurtlu Pancar), Fig Cake (Incirli Pasta), And we serve Sapsuka as a chef surprise. Guests enjoyed having hands-on experience with making Manisa kebab. 

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Third week ingredients..

 Crepe Kebab (Manisa Kebabı)

1.5 cup cooked and shredded chicken meat

1-pint mushrooms

1 small bell pepper, chopped in cubes

2 tomatos

1 Tbsp butter

1 Tbsp tomato paste
Salt, oregano

1 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup flour
1 & ¼ cup milk

Kırmızı Mercemek Çorbası (Red Lentil soup)
1 medium onion, chopped

1 large potato, chopped

1 carrot, chopped

2 tbsp oil

1 tbsp tomato paste

1 cup red lentil, washed and drained

6-7 cups hot water (you can add 1 cube of beef bouillon)

1 tbsp salt

 Pinch of dry mint (optional)

Beet Salad with Yogurt (Yoğurtlu Şeker Pancer)
4 medium beets, steamed or boiled

1-cup yogurt

3 cloves garlic

3 Tbsp olive oil

Fig Cake (Incir Pastası)
6 dried figs, soaked in water and chopped

1 cup walnuts, chopped

½ cup sugar

4 eggs

1 tsp baking powder

Syrup: ½ cup boiling water, ½ cup sugar, 1 Tbsp instant coffee

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Third Cooking Class Menu (February 22nd, 2014)

Dear Cooking Class Friends, 
The next session of Turkish Cooking Classes will be held on February 22nd, Saturday at 5pm at ATFA Center. We will have
-Crepe Kebab (Manisa Kebab)
-Red Lentil Soup (Mercimek corbasi)
-Beet Salad with Yogurt (Yogurtlu Pancar)
- Fig Cake (Incirli Pasta)
-And we serve one dish as a chef surprise :)
We will be very happy to see you in our class! 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Second Cooking Class Ingredients

  1. Izmir köftesi (Baked Meatballs and Potatoes)
    1 lb ground beef
    ½ cup vegetable oil
    1 cup bread crumbs
    1 cup parsley, finely chopped
    1 large onion, finely chopped
    salt, black pepper, dry mint, garlic powder to taste
  2. Broccoli salad
    1 package frozen broccoli florets
    1 red bell pepper
    1 can red beans
    1 cucumber
    6 pickled cucumbers
    1 tomato
    Juice of 1 lemon
    olive oil
  1. Unlu Borek (Flour Pastry with Cheese)
            3 sheet of Turkish yufka dough
            3 medium sized potatoes, peeled and boiled
            1 bowl of shredded feta cheese and ricotta cheese
            1 stick butter, melted
            3 Tbsp flour for sprinkling
            1 tsp pepper
            1 tsp salt

  1. Bardakda Muhallebi (Turkish Milk Pudding in a Glass):
    1 stick butter
    1 cup flour
    1 liter milk
    1 cup sugar
    2 packets or 2 tsp vanilla powder
    mixed fruits and shredded coconut for garnish

Monday, February 3, 2014

Second Cooking Class Menu (February 8th, 2014)

Dear Cooking Class Friends, 
The next session of Turkish Cooking Classes will be held on  February 8th, Saturday at 5pm at ATFA Center. We will have
-Izmir baked meatball and potatoes (izmir kofte)
-Broccoli salad
-Flour Pastry with Cheese (unlu borek)

-Turkish Milk Pudding in a Glass (Bardakta Muhallebi)

And we serve one dish as a chef surprise
We will be very happy to see you in our class! 

First cooking class Ingredients

Pastry Kebab (Mülföylu Canak  Kebab)

Ingredients :

300 - 400 gr lamb meat, cut in small chunks
3 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium carrot
1 large potato
1 cup of green peas, boiled
1 egg yolk
6 packets of frozen pastry daugh
Salt, black pepper, thyme, red pepper flakes
Bulgur Pilaf
1 cup bulgur wheat, whole grain large, washed and drained
1 onion, chopped
1 tomato, diced
1 tsp tomato paste (optional)
1 banana/green pepper, chopped
2 tbsp butter/oil
2 cups hot chicken stock/2 cups hot water and chicken bouillon
1 tsp salt to taste (1/2 tsp if using chicken bouillon)

Shepherd Salad (Çoban Salatasi)

2 tomatoes, chopped
1 cucumber, chopped in cubes
1 small onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped (optional)
½ cup feta cheese, shredded/crumbled
½ cup parsley, chopped
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp vinegar
Salt to taste, sumac (optional)

Sweet Pastry and Cocoa Cookies with Syrup (Şekerpare ve Islak kurabiye)
3 Tbsp cocoa powder (for Cocoa Cookies with Syrup)
¼ cup semolina wheat (for Şekerpare)
1 stick of butter
½ cup vegetable oil
½ cup powdered sugar
1 egg
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla powder
2 cups of flour
Syrup: 3 cups of water, 3 cups of sugar,

juice of 1 lemon

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Cooking Class, Session 1

Dear ATFA Cooking Class Friends,
The 1st session of  ATFA Cooking Classes organized on Saturday, February 1st, 2014. The menu were pastry kebab (Mulfoylu Kebab), bulgur pilaf, shepherd salad, sweet cookies and cocoa cookies (sekerpare and islak kurabiye) and rice pudding as a chef surprise. After learning the details how to make these  dishes, guests enjoyed having hands-on experience with making cookies and they enjoyed the delicious meals served with warm conversations in a friendly environment at ATFA.