Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Giraffe & Cow Bento

I used tulip cookie cutter for giraffe and cow heads. It works perfectly :)
Details as below :

For my little one, I prepared :
1. "Giraffe sandwich" (strawberry jam sandwich, with giraffe on top. It made of cheese, bread crust, black sesame seed and nori)
2. Jelly
3. Sultanas on sticks
4. Carrot sticks and spring onion
5. Kiwi fruits

For my eldest son, I prepared :
1. Turkish gozleme (recipe as below)
2. "Cow" hard boiled egg (cheese, bread crust, nori, and black sesame seed)
3. Mandarin
4. Broccoli and carrot sticks

Here is the Turkish Gozleme recipe by Jennifer Cheung (


* Dough
400g Greek style plain yoghurt
500g self-raising flour
4 tbsp olive oil

* Spinach filling
100g baby spinach
200g feta cheese

* Mince filling
2 tbsp olive oil
500g lamb mince
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tin tomato puree
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp chilli flakes


* Mince filling
In a frying pan, fry the lamb mince and make sure you break it into small lumps with a wooden spoon.

Add the garlic as it is browning and stir well.

Add the tomato paste and cook for 1 minute, then add the cumin, tomato puree and chilliflakes and stir. Cook for a further 2 mins and set aside.

* Feta and spinach filling.
Pour boiling water over the spinach and then drain. Crumble feta up and stir through spinach.

* Dough
Combine the yoghurt with the self-raising flour and knead on a floured board for 2-3 mins.

Cut into 8 portions. Cover with a damp tea towel until ready to use.

* Cooking
Roll each dough ball into a 25cm round and place 4 tablespoons of filling on one half. Fold dough round in half and press together the edges.

Heat a skillet, frying pan or barbeque hotplate to medium heat and brush each Gozleme with olive oil. Cook on each side until golden "eyes" appear.

Serve with lemon wedges.

This recipe makes 8 Gozleme which is enough to hold 4 of each filling.
The lemon wedges are essential for this recipe.