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Traditional Turkish manti are made with a kind of pasta dough and are usually dressed with paprika and melted butter or yogurt and garlic sauce. The Sephardic mantikos pastry from Cannakale is a yeast-raised dough. The meat-filled pastries might accompany a bowl of soup for supper.
To make the starter, in a small bowl, dissolve the yeast and sugar in the lukewarm water, then stir in the flour. Set aside for 10 minutes until frothy.
To make the dough, in a bowl, stir together the flour, salt, and the