Almost Turkish Recipes

Ground Meat Bread Rolls (Kıymalı Rulo)



























My mom made this for the afternoon tea time. It takes a while to make, but it is delicious. You should definitely try this!

for the dough
1/2 cup luke warm water
1 tsp yeast
1/2 tsp sugar
2-2 1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup oil (canola, corn, olive oil, sun flower, whichever you feel comfortable with)
1 tsp salt
yolk of one egg
black seeds or sesame seeds

the stuffing
3 tbsp oil
2 medium onions, finely chopped
1/2 pound ground meat
1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp salt



















-Mix yeast, sugar, and water with a spoon in a bowl and let it dissolve for 15-20 minutes. Yeast will rise.
-In a pot on medium heat cook ground meat stirring constantly until it soaks its juice.
-Add 3 tbsp oil and onions to ground meat and stir until onion is cooked. Turn it off and add walnut, cumin, cinnamon, black pepper.
-Sift flour into the bowl of yeast. Add milk, oil, and salt. Add flour as necessary to make dough easy to handle. Dough should not stick to your hands.
-Let the dough sit in the bowl in a warmer place to rise twice its size.
-After it rises, divide the dough into two.
-With a little bit of oil and your hands make each piece into a 16 X 16 circle or a squarish circle. Don't worry it doesn't need to be a perfect shape.
-Place the half of the stuffing on your first circle-ish dough. Roll the dough like a cigarette without squeezing it too hard. Do the same for the second dough.
-Brush egg yolk on each and sprinkle black or sesame seeds or don't sprinkle anything.
-Bake at 375F until golden brown like a loaf of bread.
-It's great with tea. Bon appetit!

19 comments:

  1. Yes yes I will definitely try this. :D Beautiful post Burcu!

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  2. Oh yum. You're lucky to have your mom there!

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  3. Those look absolutely delicious!

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  4. Your nice comments are told to my mom! Belive me they are really delicious.

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  5. the bride dessert looks delicious. and beautiful pictures too.. Would you know the recipe of Jalleb? I had it at a restaurant recently, but cannot find the recipe anywhere. :(

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  6. Delicious! I've never seen a recipe here that I didn't make me drool! :):)

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  7. what a great lunch idea~!

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  8. Anonymous4:37 AM

    hi there,
    one doubt!!!
    the bowl of yeast which is kept for 15min on the side when are we supposed to mix it with the dough?

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  9. anonymous-you put the flour into that bowl of yeast to make a dough.

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  10. I want this!

    Thanks for sharing. I'm bookmarking this one.

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  11. These look amazing. Could you also use rolls of yufka?

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  12. I agree that would have been much easier, but unfortunately no, it wouldn't work for this recipe.

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  13. These are making me drool :) They look fantastic. What do you think of substituting meat for a cheese filling?

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  14. You can use cheese but do not take out walnuts. Or you can use more onions in stead of ground meat, onions and walnuts are great together.

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  15. Anonymous5:54 PM

    Last night I hosted a Turkish dinner for a few friends of mine and everyone loved this dish! The dough is silky, easy to work with and cooked perfectly as per your instructions. I used poppy seeds and sesame seeds on top which made for a nice crunch as well.
    I highly recommend this dish!

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  16. Anonymous11:23 AM

    Burcu, cok tesekkur ederim butun tarifler icin. Ellerize saglik! Bu rulo muhtesem oldu.

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  17. Anonymous9:51 PM

    Did you actually use 1/2 cup oil in the bread?

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  18. Anonymous9:52 PM

    Did you actually mean 1/2 cup oil in the bread recipe?

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