Sweet nut pies recipe (Shekerbura)

Sweet nut pies
Shekerbura (şəkərbura) are a popular Azerbaijani sweet pastry, filled with ground almonds, hazelnuts or walnuts. Shekerbura, shor gogal and bakhlava are all eaten in Baku at the Novruz spring holiday. According to one tradition, the slightly crescent shaped shekerbura represent the moon while the round, yellow gogal is the sun. As with gogal and bakhlava, the process of making shekerbura is...

Savoury pastry recipe (Shor gogal)

Savoury pastry
Shor gogal is a popular savoury pastry, made from layers of pastry flavoured with turmeric and fennel seeds. Shor gogal, sheker bura and bakhlava are all eaten at the Novruz spring holiday. According to one tradition, the round, yellow gogal represents the sun, while the crescent shaped sheker bura is the moon. The process of making gogal is time consuming and, traditionally, the women of the family...

Meat pasties recipe (Chudu)

Meat pasties
Chudu are an Azerbaijani pasty, made with a rich pastry. They are another of the Azerbaijani cuisine’s combinations of sweet and savoury. Chudu can be deep fried or baked in the oven. Preparation time: 1 hour Cooking time: 25 min Serves: 5-6 Ingredients For the pastry: 1 kg/2.2 lbs oz plain flour 500 g/ 1 lb 4 oz butter 5 egg yolks 250 g/10 oz sour cream Filling: 500 gr/1 lb 2 oz minced beef...

Sweet Lankaran pastries recipe (Lankaran kulchasi)

Sweet Lankaran pastries
Kulcha are a sweet pastry, traditionally baked in a clay oven. The name kulcha (külçə) probably shares a root with the bread known as kulcha, popular in India and Pakistan. Two different types of kulcha are found in Azerbaijan: round kulcha with a filling, which come from the southern town of Lankaran (Lənkəran), the recipe for which is given here, and the spicier kulcha from the northwestern...