Butter Flaky Pastry Recipe

Butter Flaky Pastry Recipe


  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 1 cup water
  • Half a cup of vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs (one yolk separated)
  • 1.5 tablespoons sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoons salt
  • Half a teaspoon of mahlab (a spice)
  • Approximately 6 cups of flour
  • Half a packet of fresh yeast To spread in between:
  • Approximately 200 grams of butter


  1. Mix the liquid ingredients, salt, sugar, and yeast. Gradually add flour and knead until you obtain a dough with a soft consistency, similar to an earlobe.
  2. Cover the dough and let it rise.
  3. Take pieces of the risen dough, about the size of a mandarin, and shape them into balls. Arrange them on a tray and place approximately 2 teaspoons of butter on top of each ball. You can also spread butter while rolling out the dough. Keep the dough in a cool oven until it rises slightly to prevent drying. Then, roll out each ball into an oval shape, about the size of a dessert plate, along with the butter on top.
  4. Alternatively, you can spread softened butter on the dough.
  5. Starting from one end, roll the dough into a spiral. Squeeze and stretch it a bit with your hands, and twist it a few times.
  6. Place the rolls on a greased baking tray. Brush the tops with egg yolk.
  7. Put the tray in the oven and let the rolls rise again until they double in size.
  8. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and bake the rolls until they turn golden brown.
  9. Wrap the baked rolls in a cotton cloth. Once they have cooled, store them in an airtight container.

Thanks to cahidesultan.net for the recipe.