- 150 grams (0.330 pounds) margarine or butter
- ½ cup olive oil
- 1 egg whites
- 3 tablespoons vinegar
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon mahaleb powder
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 3 cups flour
- 2 egg yolks
- A pinch nigella
This fork shaped cookies are a kind of salty cookies that is one of the best tastes of Turkish pastry cuisine. As you guess, it named because of its shape. One of the characteristics of Turkish salty cookies is mahaleb powder used in them. It provides a good taste and aromatic smell. Although it is hard and exhausting to shape the dough like a fork, it is joyful. You can keep its freshness for a long time. This cookies are best for salty cookie lovers. Besides, you may serve these cookies as an appetizer.
A kneading pot
A pastry brush
An oven tray
Mix the butter, olive oil, egg whites, vinegar, granulated sugar, salt and mahaleb powder together into the pot.
Add the baking powder and flour liitle by little and mix. Knead until you get a soft dough.
Cover the pot and set aside for half an hour in the fridge.
Take walnut sized pieces from the dough and try to shape them like long sticks. Please look at the photos.
Bend the stick shaped dough and try to shape it again just like on the photo. Put them onto the tray, but first, put some greased paper on it.
Egg wash all the cookies on the tray and sprinkle nigella. Do the same for all.
Preheat the oven to 180 °C (355 °F) and bake until their tops turn gold.