Gulhan’s Kitchen

Profiteroles and Eclairs

Eclairs and profiteroles are both made with the same dough, pâte à choux. You can use whipped cream, pastry cream, custard or even ice cream to fill them but my favorite filling is vanilla pastry cream. Profiteroles are served with a drizzle of chocolate sauce in the States. But, In Turkey, profiteroles are served withContinue reading “Profiteroles and Eclairs”

Meringue Cookies

Meringue cookies are simple yet a little tricky to make. Humidity in the air or a piece of egg yolk can ruin the cookies. After trying several recipes, different kinds of sugar, baking temperature and time finally I found my foolproof meringue recipe. TIPS Egg whites: Separating egg whites much more easier when eggs areContinue reading “Meringue Cookies”

Dill and Feta Cheese Pogaca

“Poğaça” is a Turkish savory pastry. The texture is quite close to dinner rolls. Yeast pogacas are soft and fluffy while baking powder used pogacas are more tender. Some recipes, like this one, call for baking powder to cut proofing time. Various different fillings are used for these pastries; feta cheese, olive, potato and herbs,Continue reading “Dill and Feta Cheese Pogaca”

Healthy Banana Bread

Another super easy, healthy, and delicious recipe! This banana bread rich in flavor and moist. You can easily make it gluten-free by replacing whole wheat flour with any other gluten-free flour. INGREDIENTS 3 ripe bananas5 pitted dates1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or your choice of milk)2 eggs2 tbsp coconut oil (or your choice of oil)1/2Continue reading “Healthy Banana Bread”

Baked Meatballs With Veggies – Fırında Garnitürlü Köfte

-for 4 servings- INGREDIENTS For meatballs 7 oz. ground beef1 small onion1 clove of garlic4 tbsp plain bread crumbs1 tbsp olive oil2 tbsp thinly diced parsley1 tsp salt1/2 tsp of each paprika, cumin, and black pepper 1 can (15 oz.) mixed vegetables (drained and rinsed)2 tbsp tomato paste1/2 tsp salt1 cup hot water Bake atContinue reading “Baked Meatballs With Veggies – Fırında Garnitürlü Köfte”

Banana Bread Muffins with Chocolate Chips

Moist and Soft Chocolate Chips Banana Bread Recipe -makes 9 Muffins- 3 Ripe Bananas1 Large Egg1/3 Cup Brown Sugar5 Tbsp Melted Butter1 Tsp Vanilla Extract1 Cup Flour1/2 Tsp Baking Powder1/2 Tsp Baking Soda1 Tsp CinnamonUnsweetened Chocolate Chips (to Taste) Bake in Preheated Oven at 350 F for About 10-15 Minutes. Yumuşacık Damla Çikolatali Muzlu MuffinContinue reading “Banana Bread Muffins with Chocolate Chips”

Instant Pot Kidney Beans Stew – Zeytinyağlı Barbunya Yemeği

Easy to make kidney beans stew recipe! INGREDIENTS 1 pound kidney beans (overnight soaked) 1 medium onion1 small carrot1 clove of garlic1/2 anaheim pepper4 tbsp olive oil1 1/2 tbsp tomato paste1 1/2 tsp salt1/2 tsp paprika1/2 tsp black pepper3 1/3 cup hot water (or bone/beef/vegetable broth)parsley to garnish BARBUNYA YEMEĞİYapımı kolay kendisi lezzetli bir barbunyaContinue reading “Instant Pot Kidney Beans Stew – Zeytinyağlı Barbunya Yemeği”

Ladyfingers With Pastry Cream – Kedi Dilli Muzlu Pasta

INGREDIENTS Ladyfinger biscuits (1 pac.)Milk (to soak ladyfingers)1 Banana (sliced)Shredded coconut flakes for garnish Pastry Cream 3 egg yolks400 ml milk 25gr butter60gr sugar20 gr flour25 gr corn starch1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp lemon zest (optional) DIRECTIONS Mix half of the milk and butte in a sauce pan and heat. In a mixing bowlContinue reading “Ladyfingers With Pastry Cream – Kedi Dilli Muzlu Pasta”


INGREDIENTS 6 zucchinis 4 tbsp olive oil 1 medium onion 8 oz. ground beef 1/2 cup rice 1 tbsp tomato paste 1 clove of garlic 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp black pepper 1/2 tsp paprika 1/2 cup hot water Dill (optional) Sauce 1 tbsp tomato paste 1/2 tsp salt 3 cup hot water Cook overContinue reading “BEEF STUFFED ZUCCHINI”

Red Lentil Soup – Süzme Mercimek Çorbası

Red lentil soup! Iconic Turkish version of the soup is easy to make, smooth, super healthy, and believe me so delicious! ⁣⁣ ⁣Red lentil soup ⁣⁣1 cup red lentil⁣1 medium onion ⁣1 clove of garlic⁣1 tbsp all-purpose flour⁣2 tbsp olive oil⁣1 tbsp butter⁣3 cups water⁣1 cup beef bone broth (or any other broths/stocks)⁣Salt, black pepper,Continue reading “Red Lentil Soup – Süzme Mercimek Çorbası”

Triple Chocolate Cupcakes – Bol Çikolatalı Cupcake

These chocolate buttercream cupcakes are delicious. You won’t know what you are missing if you don’t try them! Chocolate cupcakes (makes 6 cupcakes) 1/2 cup flour1/3 cup sugar1 large egg3 tbsp cocoa powder1 tsp baking powder3 tbsp milk2 tbsp oil (olive, avocado, vegetable)1 tsp vanilla extract1/2 cup hot waterPinch of salt Beat egg and sugarContinue reading “Triple Chocolate Cupcakes – Bol Çikolatalı Cupcake”