Description:  Ufka, also known to the Greeks as phyllo, and to the Persians as fila, dates back to early Persia.This paper-thin dough made of water, flour and oil is used for a wide range of both sweet and savory dishes in Turkey.  Making Ufka is an art and not for the faint of heart; think Strudel dough, and you get the idea. Most Turks buy it fresh at a specialty shop, but you can purchase it in the frozen food section of a Middle Eastern Market.  Ufka is a very diverse dough. When the thin layers are brushed with butter and then baked or fried, they become tender and crispy.  Fillings range widely from chopped nuts and (i.e. Baklava) to mixtures of cheese and spinach (Ispanak) or meat (Börek). 

You can also pan fry packages filled with savory fillings (like a quesadilla) for a quick meal on a weekend night.  TQS member Yasemin has generously shared her family recipe for Gözleme, which is Ufka filled with a savory meat filling.

Click here for recipe.


Name: Künefe
Designer: Lilo Bowman
Begins: April 27, 2015
Episode: 0
Price: Free
Description: Künefe is typically crafted in a small metal tray into which a piece of white Mozzarella like cheese called kaşar is placed. On top of this cheese goes some shredded phyllo dough, and the entire plate is placed on a charcoal grill to melt and crisp into perfection, at which time the sweet syrup is poured over the top to make for a delightful treat. It is best served with strong coffee or tea.




Name: Happiness Quilt Supply List
Designer: Jacqueline de Jonge
Begins: June 30, 2014
Episode: 911
Price: Free
Description: Supply list for making Jacqueline de Jonge’s Happiness quilt.

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Name: Fabric Sorting Technique
Designer: Bonnie Hunter
Begins: May 12, 2014
Episode: 1410
Price: Free
Description: Corral your scraps with Bonnie’s easy and very efficient sorting system.

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Name: Easy One Pan Brownies
Designer: Karen Gloeggler
Begins: March 11, 2014
Episode: 1405
Price: Free
Description: Make your own delicious pan of brownies following Karen Gloeggler’s recipe.

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Name: Scrappy Border
Designer: Karen Gloeggler
Begins: March 03, 2014
Episode: 1405
Price: Free
Description: Make your own Jane Austen scrappy border where no two fabrics touch.

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