- 1 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon fresh yeast
- 125 grams (0.275 pounds) butter
- 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 3 ½ cups wheat
Beypazari is a district of Ankara, the capital of Turkey. This biscuits (or cookie, I am not sure in which category we should consider it) is a traditional food of this district. You can find and buy them almost in every supermarket or bazaar in Turkey, but you can also make them at your home easily. It is generally consumed beside tea and its softness can be set through baking time. If you bake for long, they will be more crispy. If you bake for example for 10 minutes after setting aside, they will be softer. You can keep it for a long time in a covered storage box after baking if you wish.
A kneading bowl
An oven tray
Pour the milk into the coffeepot and heat until it is warm.
Add the fresh yeast and granulated sugar and stir. Wait for 10 minutes until the yeast swells up.
Take this mix into the kneading bowl. Add the butter, salt and cinnamon, then mix.
Finally add the flour little by little and knead.
Cover the kneading bowl and wait for an hour until it swells up.
Take palm sized pieces from the dough and roll them.
Try to shape them long, but thin. Then press onto it with your hand and make it flat.
Slice all the rolled and flatted dough diagonally.
Take them onto the tray with greased paper on it.
Set aside for 15 minutes while all the pieces are on the tray.
Bake in the oven set to 210 °C (410 °F) until their tops turn pink. Then turn off the oven and set aside for 10 minutes.
Finally set the oven to 120 °C (248 °F) and bake for 30 minutes until they crisp.