As the title indicates, I am not sure if there is a real name for these cuties. We always called them “cirikta”. But some call a similar recipe “cilikta”. Some call it “pisi” but I’m pretty sure it’s not pisi because pisi is rather yeasted dough. I just like calling them cute little monsters because of the shape of fried dough!
So, you may or may not know that muhammara is a delicious spread normally made with roasted red peppers. This time, though, I am making it with beetroots, because, why not?
I remember, about 6 years ago, I was working and doing my master’s studies at the same time and one evening I was particularly tired – body and brain. So I set out to make a quick potato omelette for dinner and then go to bed early, but I ended up making an omelette without eggs – because I had simply forgotten to put the eggs!!! Well, this recipe is an omelette without eggs made deliberately so, and it still has the taste of eggs. Let’s get into it.
Well yes, I pitted all these 650 grams of black olives by hand. It was a rather meditative activ… naaaah, it wasn’t, it was a boring activity which took away 45 minutes of my life. Not bad for the delicious result though.
So, I confess: I am not the biggest fan of peas. I only like them when they are mixed with so many things that you can’t recognise the taste much, heh. So this spread is a good one because especially the fresh mint very much suppresses the taste of peas.
Jeee, I’m so so so happy with this recipe! Because it is delicious and it is interesting! (Well, for me at least…)
I’m writing this blog post as a holiday girl right now. I’m at the top of Turkey – in the Northernmost city, Sinop, by the Black Sea. It’s a nice Sunday with a cool breeze. And I’m working on blog posts that are long overdue! This is one of them.
I was actually planning to write this blog post yesterday. But I got extremely angry about something (completely irrelevant) and I spent the entire day trying to calm myself down. So here the recipe comes today instead.
So yes, I know that it’s not exactly pumpkin time right now. However, I had a few cans of pumpkin puree sitting quietly in my kitchen and I thought this was a good time to get my hands on them!
I’m writing this blog post in my sick bed right now. Or ok, more like recovering bed because the peak of flu passed and I am indeed on the path of recovery. And I can breathe again. And I feel like eating again, dreaming of pastries like this one.