I am surprised at how many comments I have received about my post about the ladies in Fethiye cooking their bazlama over a girdle.
Lots of tittering and snickering amongst my friends and family (you know who you are), thinking I was suggesting cooking bread over a Playtex 18-hour elasticated garment!
A girdle is a round, flat, cast iron baking stone that you use to cook baked goods over a flame. In my household one of these has always been called a girdle, while a ‘griddle’ is a ridged pan on which you would cook a steak.
If you woud like to acquire one, check this out: Scottish girdle
If you don’t have a girdle, a heavy flat frying pan does more or less the same job, as long as you don’t overcrowd the pan.
Happy girdling. I’m off to the UK today – more on that later.