Pistachio pancakes with clotted cream (Katmer)

Pistachio pancakes with clotted cream (Katmer)

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  • 4
  • Easy
  • 15 minutes
  • 20 minutes
  • Woolworths Simonsig Chenin Blanc Pinotage 2019


  • 2 sheets chilled phyllo pastry, about 40 x 27 cm each
  • 2 T ghee (to make your own, see cook’s note)
  • 2 T thick cream or kaymak
  • 2 heaped T ground pistachios
  • 1 T sugar

Cooking Instructions

1. Take the phyllo sheets out of the fridge and leave to warm to room temperature for 1 hour. Spread one sheet out on a large work surface, then overlap with the other sheet to create a 40 x 40 cm square of phyllo. Paint a little ghee where the sheets overlap and join them together.
2. Leaving a margin of about 10 cm around the edges, dot nine blobs of cream onto the phyllo to make a square about 20 cm wide. Sprinkle the pistachios and sugar over the cream, and then fold the four edges of pastry over to make a square parcel about 20 cm wide.
3. Pour 1 T ghee into a pan and swirl to coat. Place the pan over a medium heat and let the ghee warm for about 10 seconds. Drop the phyllo parcel into the pan (wrap-side down) and cook for 2 minutes, or until golden. Using two spatulas or large knives, turn the pancake over and cook for a further minute.
4. Cut the katmer into eight squares and serve two per person as part of a breakfast.

Cook’s note: To make your own ghee, melt butter over very low heat and, when it starts to sizzle, pour it into a bowl and place in the fridge. The next day, scrape the layer of fat off the top. The liquid at the bottom is ghee.

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Extracted from Somer Sivrioglu's Anatolia with permission from Jonathan Ball, featured in our July 2020 issue. To get your copy head here.

Somer Sivrioglu Recipe by: Somer Sivrioglu
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Somer Sivrioglu spent the first 25 years of his life in Istanbul before moving to Australia, where he owns the Efendy and Anason contemporary Turkish restaurants in Sydney. He’s also a MasterChef Turkey judge.

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