Current favorite recipe for poğaca! This is the first batch I made with that recipe, and I’ve made one more since. They all turned out well (fillings: olive paste, goat cheese and dill, goat cheese and olive paste and dill, feta and parsley) and I think I’ll be making these often. I even have my boyfriend’s confirmation that they taste like authentic homemade Turkish poğaca! The website the recipe’s from seems like a great resource for Turkish recipes; it’s a Turkish woman’s recipe blog. I wonder if there’s any ghanaian food blogs… My boyfriend’s found quite a few Turkish ones that I’ll probably refer to over time, but Ghanaian food isn’t very well documented in recipe form.
When I was younger, my mother would want to teach me how to cook and I would say, “I can cook in theory. Give me a recipe and I can follow it.” And I didn’t really get the big deal in going through the motions and knowing how to cook without recipes. I don’t think I would go back and force my younger self to learn though, because I think you need to want to cook before you really start getting it. Before you can skim a bunch of recipes, get a feel for where you’re going and how to get there, and then just run with what you absorbed.
I really don’t mean to turn this into a food blog, but I was studying the other day and starving and I made this and it was delicious! It was really easy to throw together which was good, because I really didn’t have the time/mental energy to make anything elaborate. I stole the general idea from an appetizer recipe and made it into a sandwich:
Smoked Salmon and Goat Cheese Sandwich
Lightly toast (ie, warm) two slices of Ciabatta (homemade!). Drizzle (or in my case, somewhat drench) with olive oil, then spread with goat cheese. Coat liberally with black pepper, dill, rosemary, and thyme. Add smoked Salmon. Enjoy!