How to Make Turkish Pide Bread

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In this instructable I will show you how you can make a Turkish Pide bread. This bread is also called Pida Ekmek. It is usually made at the end of the fast but can be eaten at other occasions as well. You can buy this bread at a Turkish baker. You can also easily make this bread yourself by following this instructable.

The secret to great Pide bread is to give the dough time to proof and this recipe needs to proof twice. The first time when the dough is combined. This takes about 1-1½ hour. The second time when the dough is rolled into a circle on a baking tray. Then it requires another proof of about half to 1 hour.

This bread is vegan and only contains plantbased ingredients. It is neither salt nor sweet. It is usually eaten with something savory, like dips and spreads or a stew. But you can eat it with something sweet as well. You can eat it any time of the day.

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Step 1: What You Need to Make This Recipe

To make a whole bread that can be served in 8 pieces, you need the following ingredients:

  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • ½ tablespoon yeast
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Sugar
  • ¾ cup warm water
  • 1½ tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds

Step 2: Instructions

  1. Put warm water in a bowl and add yeast and sugar. Stir and set aside for 10 minutes.
  2. The water and yeast will froth. Add it to the flour and salt and mix it through.
  3. Now add the vegetable oil and knead the dough by hand for about 10 minutes until elastic.
  4. Grease a bowl and add the dough Wrap with cling film and let it proof for about and hour or when double in size.
  5. Knead it through and roll into a round shape. Put on a baking tray and slice the dough 3-4 times diagonally across the top of the loaf. Brush with water and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  6. Cover again with cling film and let it rise for at least another half hour.
  7. Pre heat the oven at 440℉/200℃.
  8. Remove the cling film and bake the bread in 30 minutes.

Step 3: Watch One Minute Instruction Video

Want to see how you can make easy Turkish Pide bread? Then watch the 1-minute instruction video.

Step 4: Notes

You can store the Turkish Pide bread in a zip loc bag in the freezer.

I hope you enjoy this recipe! If you tried out this recipe or have some suggestions then let me know via the comments.

More information and a printable recipe can be found on The Tortilla Channel.

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