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Sourdough Gozleme Recipe

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This easy sourdough gozleme recipe is a perfect way to make a quick meal with your sourdough starter!

two gozleme with sourdough crust on wooden cutting board

This month’s Sourdough Surprises challenge was perfect. While I have never heard of a gozleme (a traditional Turkish pastry filled with various ingredients and cooked on a griddle) before, its now one of my favorite things. Its fast to throw it together, you can use whatever ingredients you have on hand, and its really delicious.

two sourdough gozleme stacked on top of each other

I made mine for lunch one day, with a random collection of ingredients from my fridge – onions, mushrooms, a mix of dark leafy greens, some sweet italian sausage, a little fresh thyme, and lots of mozzarella and provolone, and a side of marinara to dip in. Ok, so maybe my gozlemes were more Italian than Turkish, but  its what I had on hand. And Ladybug and I loved them!

gozleme on cutting board with slices and knife

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Yield: 4-6 Servings

Sourdough Gozleme

two sourdough gozleme stacked on top of each other
This easy gozleme recipe is a perfect way to make a quick meal with your sourdough starter discard!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes


  • 1 cup 100% hydration active Sourdough Starter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups flour
  • pinch salt
  • 1 TBSP butter for melting
  • Plus ingredients for filling, which can be whatever you want + a lot of cheese


  1. In a large bowl, combine the starter, milk and yogurt until combined.
  2. Whisk in the flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead a few times until smooth.
  4. Cover with a cloth and allow to rest while you prepare the filling of your choice.
  5. Divide the dough into 4-6 equally sized balls (4 for bigger servings or 6 for smaller).
  6. Working with one ball at a time, use your fingers to press the dough out until you get a decent sized circle - you don't want the dough to be too thin or it will tear, and you don't want it to be too thick or it won't cook all the way. Repeat with remaining dough.
  7. Divide the filling between each round, only placing it on one half of each circle.
  8. Fold the empty half of the dough circle over the filling to make a half moon shape.
  9. Press and seal the edges together.
  10. On a hot skillet, melt a bit of butter and place one gozleme at a time.
  11. Allow to cook for 2-3 minutes on each side (adding a new pat of butter when you flip), or until golden brown on both sides.
  12. Slice and Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 414Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 248mgCarbohydrates: 73gFiber: 4gSugar: 1gProtein: 14g

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