Mekizi

Mekizi

August 22nd, 2021 Posted by Recipes 0 thoughts on “Mekizi”

Hello, everyone!

Today we offer you a simple and delicious breakfast or even snack during the day. Try this recipe at home and let us know how it turned out 🙂

Ingredients

Dough (homemade or store-bought pizza dough)**
1 egg
Feta cheese
Flour for dusting
Sunflower oil for frying

**I used pizza dough, because I had it in my freezer.

For a homemade dough:
1 pkt yeast
1.4oz sugar
4 eggs
13.5oz or 1.7 cup fresh / blue milk
3.4oz (or just under half a cup) sparkling water
2.6lb flour
7oz (or just under 1 cup) plain yoghurt (not Greek)
3.5oz (or just under half a cup) butter
Salt

Preparation

1. Cut the dough into small pieces, sprinkle the flour onto your working station and roll the dough with a dough stick/roller, until it’s thin. Leave aside and move on to your next piece. Prepare 3-4 pieces. Heat the oil to 350F (170C) and then lower the heat to 320F.

2. Beat the egg and with the help of your fingers, stretch the dough.

3. Brush with the egg and crush feta in one half of your dough piece.

4. Fold and press. Make sure all edges are closed or the filling will spill out while you are frying it. Brush again with some egg on top and place in the frying pan.

5. Cook each side until golden brown.

We usually eat the mekizi with Bulgarian yoghurt mixed with sugar, but you don’t have to do it. I will!!! 🙂

Be careful and wait a few minutes when you take them out of the frying pan or the filling will burn your mouth.

Eat while they are still warm and enjoy!

Every time I cook this recipe reminds me of my childhood. I spent my weekends at my cousin’s house in the countryside and my great aunty Tosha would make a huge platter of mekizi for all the kids in the house. I miss her. Hers were to die for.

Enjoy and don’t forget to tag us #nonnaskitchenbermuda on Instagram so we can share your beautiful creations.