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Potato and Cheese Sigara Burek

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz] Consider this a template recipe for making Turkish burek, which come in all shape and filling combinations. Use high-starch russet potatoes for a creamy mash, and, if you can find it, young kasseri cheese (you can substitute... More

Dinner Tonight: Sweet Potato and Gruyère Turnovers

I am not a baker. I almost always screw something up, leaving my kitchen disheveled and covered in a sticky coating of flour. But while these may not be the prettiest turnovers to ever emerge from an oven, even I have to admit that they were remarkably easy to construct. What else should expect from Real Simple magazine? Just purchase some premade frozen pie crusts, top with a filling, fold them over, and then pop these in the oven and in 25 minutes or so. That's dinner. More

French in a Flash: Chaussons aux Pommes with Cinnamon Crème Fraîche

Like slippers, Chaussons aux Pommes are harbingers of home and of comfort. Though it is an old-sounding word, it expresses timeless human emotion far more effectively and evocatively than the more modern "turnover" ever could. Mine start simply with Golden Delicious apples, done French--as in, without cinnamon. They are folded into a simple pocket of bought puff pastry. The American apple-cinnamon duo is completed with a slightly sweet, certainly spicy cinnamon crème fraîche in which to dip the warm chausson before munching it down burning from the oven. More

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