Ekmek - Pastries
* 1 Tbsp. yeast
* 1 1/2 cups warm water
* pinch of sugar
* 1 1/2 tsp. salt
* 3 Tbsp oil
* 4 cups flour
Dissolve yeast and pinch of sugar in warm water,let it stand for 10 minutes.
When its frothy, stir in salt, oil and half of flour. Gradually add remaining flour, mixing well.
Knead 8-10 minutes or until smooth and elastic.
Place in greased bowl and let rise until double(1/2-1 hour.)
Punch down and let rise again until double.
Punch down and divide into 1-4 pieces.
Roll into an oblong shape and then roll up and pinch to seal to form long loaves.
Place on greased cookie sheet. Slash top of dough with knife 3 times diagonally down each loaf.
Brush with water and let raise till double again (about 1 hour). Bake at 375 F for 30 minutes.
Use within one day or double wrap and freeze.