Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Turkish flat bread


Hi all! Lately it is raining and storming a lot here, so some days ago I thought what better as to bake some nice bread on a rainy day. In Europe you can find Turkish flat bread in many small Turkish grocery stores. Turkish flat bread, in Turkey called Pide, is a wonderful tasty bread and perfect to eat with a nice soup or salad. It can be used to make sandwiches as well. It doesn’t take a lot of time to make and is easy to prepare.
Have a nice day..!!

Ingredients:

- 4 cups unbleached flour
- 3 Tsp. Active-dry yeast
- 1 ½ Tsp. Sugar
- 1 ½ Tsp. Salt
- 2 Tbsp. melted butter, cooled
- 3 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 ¼ cups lukewarm water
- Sesame seeds for topping

Method:

In a large bowl combine flour, yeast, salt and sugar. Mix well. Add in the butter and oil. Step by step add the water, while kneading the dough with your hands until smooth. The dough should not be sticky. Form into a ball and cover the bowl. Leave in a warm place to rise for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 400 F and line a baking tray with parchment paper. Punch down the dough and knead again well. Form or roll out into an oblong or round shape and place onto the baking sheet. With a sharp knife make some diamond-shaped cuts on the top of the bread. Brush with some cold water and sprinkle the sesame seeds on top. Cover the baking sheet and leave to rise for about 30 minutes. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
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5 comments:

M said...

I've been playing around with different bread recipes lately, so I'll have to give this one a try too

Kaya said...

Hi M,
yes do give it a try..its a very tasty bread...enjoy the baking :-)

sangeeta said...

Thanks Kaya for dropping by and for your sweet comment at this point of time....i am just trying to come back to my normal self..
this warm bread looks so nice....i am a bread enthusiast too n love baking different kinds of breads .... hope i get inspired seeing all this n start baking...thanks again..

Kaya said...

Sangeeta, you are so very welcome..it was really nothing...please dont give up...you are a strong and talented woman..bread baking and cooking can be really therapeutic...we are all here for you...pls take care

peacelovenutrition said...

Humm never tried that before! Looks delicious though : )

xo
Jocelyn

http://peacelovenutrition.wordpress.com/

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