Turkish Pastry Catal


One of the things that Turkish women love most is to come together in the afternoons to chat with delicious snacks. Such meetings are called Bu Days Bu. It means Turkish teatime. Catal (pronounced Chathal) is an indispensable element of the menu served in such meetings. It has its own taste. The most important factor that differentiates this taste is a kind of spice called Mahlep. Mahlep It also keeps the food fresh and makes it brittle.


  • 2 tea cups sunflower oil
  • 1 cup of yogurt
  • 125 g butter
  • 1 egg
  • Powdered sugar in half tea cup
  • 1 teaspoon of mahlep
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 packet of baking powder
  • 3.5 cup flour
  • 1 egg yolk
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Cooking Steps;

  1. Butter, sunflower oil, egg, powdered sugar, salt, mahlep and yogurt mix in the kneading container.
  2. Add and knead the flour with baking powder.
  3. Cut the pieces from the dough and make long strips on the kitchen counter.
  4. Place two of the strips you have prepared side by side and join the two ends together.
  5. Place the other ribbon next to it and join the ends to form a fork. Prepare all the pulp in the same way.
  6. Spread the egg yolks and sprinkle with black seed.
  7. Lubricate the baking tray and align the forks intermittently.
  8. Preheat 170 degrees in the oven for 25 minutes to cook. 
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