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Stir the yeast and sugar into 120ml warm water and put to one side.
Fry the leek with a pinch of salt in 20g of the butter for 10 minutes, or until soft and translucent. Put to one side to cool then add the halloumi (or feta) with 2 tsp dried mint and 1 tsp sumac.
Add the yeast mixture to the flour, together with 50g of the yogurt, the sesame seeds and ½ tsp salt. Knead on a floured surface for 2 minutes to a smooth soft dough (add a bit more flour if the dough is too sticky and difficult to handle) then cover and allow to stand in a warm place for about 30 minutes.
Divide the dough into 4 pieces. Roll 1 piece out on a floured surface into a large oval about 2-3mm thick and approximately 30cm long. Smear the bottom ½ of the oval with 1 tsp of Turkish pepper paste or harissa, leaving a 1cm gap around the edge. Spread ¼ of the leek mixture over the pepper paste, then fold the uncovered side of the bread over and seal the sides (trying to expel any air). Roll again, lightly, to about 3mm thick and 20cm long. Repeat with the other 3 pieces.
Heat a large, non-stick frying pan on a high heat and dry fry the bread for 2-3 minutes, or until the top starts to bubble and puff up, then flip and cook until it’s beginning to char slightly in patches on the other side. Repeat with the remaining breads then wrap them in foil. Leave to one side.
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