’Trickster’s Potsticker’ (Burnt Milk and Mastic Pudding)

Yalanci Kazandıbı

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    8

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Anatolia

By David Dale and Somer Sivrioglu

Published 2015

  • About

In the Turkish title, the word kazandibi means ‘bottom of the pan’, which I’ve loosely translated as ‘potsticker’. Yalancı (pronounced ‘yalanjuh’) means a liar or trickster—the kind of person who’d promise a pudding that is usually made with chicken breast, but who’d then leave out the chicken breast. In other words, me and most of the pudding shops in modern Istanbul.

The very last recipe in this book is a variant of that classic chicken breast pudding (call