Miguel's Lamb Gözleme

Miguel's Lamb Gözleme

Miguel's Lamb Gözleme

1 x 7g sachet instant dried yeast
1 tsp caster sugar
290ml luke-warm water
1 tsp salt
450g plain flour
2 tbsp hot paprika
80ml extra-virgin olive oil
100g baby spinach
200g feta cheese
4 lamb fillets
Lemon wedges (to serve)
Half head of grated cauliflower
Half head of grated broccoli

To make the dough, combine the yeast, sugar, salt and 90 ml of the water in a small bowl and mix to combine. Set aside for 10 minutes until it begins to bubble.
Combine the flour and 1 tablespoon of paprika in a large bowl and make a well in the centre. Add the yeast mixture, olive oil and the remaining water. Working from the centre, slowly mix to incorporate the flour, stirring until a rough dough starts to form. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 10 minutes until smooth and elastic. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl and set aside, covered, for 45 minutes until doubled in size.
Meanwhile, heat a BBQ plate until very hot. Place the lamb in a bowl with the remaining paprika and season to taste. Lightly oil the hotplate and cook the lamb for 2−3 minutes until just cooked through. Set aside until cool then thinly slice. Reduce the temperature to medium.
Divide the dough into four and roll each piece into a rectangle about 20cm x 30cm. Layer the lamb along one half of each piece of dough. Crumble the feta over the lamb and top with spinach, broccoli and cauliflower. Fold the dough in half and pinch the edges together to seal.
Brush each gözleme lightly with oil and cook for 3−4 minutes on each side until golden. Remove from heat, cut into quarters and serve with lemon wedges.

Leading chef Miguel Maestre has developed this recipe for Paisley Park Early Learning Centres nationally, and has come on board in a food advisory role to help instil healthy eating habits in children from a young age.

Pioneering Early Learning Centre and chef extraordinaire Miguel Maestre combat childhood obesity in Australia

In an Australian first, Paisley Park Early Learning Centres have teamed up with leading chef and host of The Living Room, Miguel Maestre to tackle Australia's childhood obesity crisis through their 20 Centres nationally.

Obesity in young children within Australia continues to be a rising concern with the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare reporting that as many as 1 in 4 children will be overweight or obese by the age of five1. Children that are overweight or obese at a younger age are more likely to develop chronic disease at an older age; including type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

Paisley Park Early Learning Centre together with Miguel Maestre are combatting this problem by providing children across their 20 centres nationally with innovative techniques to teach healthy eating habits and encouraging positive relationships with food from a preschool age.

Children are given the opportunity to experience healthy food options from the start by actively planting, growing and picking vegetables and herbs in centre's gardens which are then used in recipes. Children are also encouraged to use real crockery and utensils at all meal times, taste meals of different cuisines and be seated at a table with other children to foster social conversations over a nutritious meal.

Meal spaces are designed within the centre to be away from the hustle and bustle of play. Children are given the opportunity to be involved in the preparation and cooking of food along with the setting of lunch tables to recognise the importance of mealtimes. To gain an understanding of portion sizes, knowledge of food groups and develop fine motor skills, children serve themselves at meal times from share platters.

According to Paisley Park co-founder Kat Wiezorek-Ghisso, According to Paisley Park co-founder Kat Wiezorek-Ghisso, "Children are remarkably inquisitive so at Paisley Park Early Learning Centres we engage them early, in a fun and practical way. We engage them in concepts relating to health and well-being, sustainability and the entire cooking process from garden to plate. The physical wellbeing of children is a key focus across all our centres, with the belief that healthy eating is at the heart of this."

As a father to young children himself, Miguel is truly passionate about educating Paisley Park children on healthy eating options. Miguel explains, "I know that healthy eating habits start early on, so it is vital we involve our children with wholesome, fresh and diverse dishes. Healthy eating is more than just the food you eat, it's about education. Through my partnership with Paisley Park Early Learning Centres we are providing children with the opportunity to be exposed to new tastes and flavours, as well be part of the cooking process."

Inspired by children's love for learning, Paisley Park is an environment where children believe in themselves and know they can achieve anything imaginable. By exposing children at an early age to a variety of flavours in a fun, fresh and exciting way, children not only receive the best nutritional value but are able to develop independence, self-control, increase their understanding to support their lifelong dietary decisions.

This month, Paisley Park will launch their state-of-the-art flagship centre in Randwick. Once a bowling alley, the centre has been transformed into a magical learning environment, providing care and education for 150 children. Enrolments start at six weeks of age. Features include an indoor beach (complete with its very own Lifesaving tower), camp ground, full-size rock-climbing wall, mud pit, fish ponds, veggie gardens and discovery nature trail.

The centre also features an onsite cabana style, open-air kitchen with qualified chefs who execute Miguel's tailored menus using produce grown from their own garden as well as from local suppliers.

Paisley Park Randwick is designed around a play-based, experiential learning curriculum. When combined with the unique Paisley Park School Preparation Program that includes not only the Early Learning Years Framework but also the National Primary School Syllabus, children are nurtured to explore and achieve.

Paisley Park Randwick is located at Level 1, 130 Belmore Road, Randwick. Centre facts:
Capacity for 150 children from age 6 weeks to 5 years
Open from 6.30am – 6.30pm
Provides convenient on-site parking so parents can enjoy efficient drop-off and pick-up
Homelike environment where children are encouraged to explore comfortably in familiar surroundings
Limited enrolments are available
For more information call 1800 PAISLEY (1800 724 753) or visit www.paisleypark.com.au