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Pide (Turkish Flat Bread)

April 23, 2020
Photo by Saboush Cooks
Author Notes

In Turkey, a table without bread is incomplete. Never ever consider entertaining guests without plenty of freshly baked bread! This particular bread is served especially during the month of Ramadan as part of a big feast. Having said that this version is very soft and fluffy it would even be enjoyed on its own, —Saboush

  • Prep time 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Cook time 20 minutes
  • Serves 6-8
  • For the dough
  • 300 grams plain flour, sifted
  • 1/2 cup milk, warm
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dried active yeast
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • for the top
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
In This Recipe
  1. In a cup, mix the milk, sugar and yeast. Leave it for 10 minutes to allow for the yeast to be activated.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix the egg, vegetable oil, salt, and butter. Gradually mix in the flour and water until a soft pliable dough is achieved.
  3. Cover the mixing bowl with a damp cloth and leave the dough to prove for 1 hour in a warm place.
  4. Preheat the oven to 375 F/ 190 C conventional mode.
  5. Split the dough into two. Work the dough on a clean floured surface, knead well with your hands. Flatten the dough to form a round/oval flat shape. Put the dough into a tray lined with baking paper. Using a blunt knife score the top of each round dough with a crisscross. Let it stand for 15 minutes.
  6. in the meantime prepare the topping by mixing the egg yolk, milk and vegetable oil. Brush this mixture all over the pide. Sprinkle the sesame seeds on top.
  7. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, and serve warm.

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