Stuffed Bread Dough Pastries


Preparation info
  • Makes

    18 to 24

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Sephardic Flavors: Jewish Cooking of the Mediterranean

By Joyce Goldstein

Published 2000

  • About

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.


For the Starter

  • 1 envelope ( teaspoons) active dry yeast
  • ½ teaspoon sugar


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 1 teaspoon oil. Add the starter and using a stand mixer fitted with a d