Thursday, January 20

turkish bread....

On a visit one day to Kitchen-Maid, i discoverd a quick and easy recipe for Turkish bread.  Now i love turkish bread anyway, but to whip it up yourself - I was a little sceptical that it would turn out in that utterly distinct texture and flavour that is the flat bread delight...

I gave it a go...and I'm hooked.  It's one of those breads that if you use a little bit more of this or not enough of that, it doesn't really matter.  I've made it twice this week and I've decided it's best dressed with parsely and finely sliced garlic.  When it comes out of the oven, beware, hungry little critters (a.k.a - husband and children) will devour it in seconds and you'll wish you made a double batch!


500g flour (I used half 00 and half plain flour - just because)
2 tsps sugar
2 tsps salt
1.5 tsps dried yeast (or a sachet)
1 1/4 tbs olive oil
360ml warm water

Egg wash
1 egg
2 tbs water

I made my dough in my Kitchen Aid, but you could easily make this by hand (ok, not easily as your hands will probably feel like sore after kneading for 15 minutes).

Method;  put all the dry ingredients and oil into your Kitchen Aid bowl.  With the dough hook attachment turn on to a slow speed and slowly tip in the water.  It will appear to be too soggy but don't worry.  turn off - wait 30 seconds, then turn back on for a few minutes.  Repeat the stopping and starting for about 10 minutes.

Place the dough in a well oiled bowl and coat the top of the dough in a light layer of oil as well.  I just used spray oil.  Let it rest for one hour in a warm place so it can double in size.

Tip the dough onto a floured surface and break or cut into three even pieces and lightly stretch into a small oblong shape.  Cover with a tea towel and let it rest for a further 15 minutes.

Pre-heat oven to 250 degrees and place dough peices onto a lined baking tray and stretch out a bit more. Make the egg wash and liberally apply to the top of the dough pieces. with your fingertips make dimples in the dough and then sprinkle with your choice of topping like sesame seeds, cumin seeds or my favourite parsley and garlic.

Put in a very hot oven for 8 minutes or until golden on top (I think mine take 11 minutes!)

Enjoy on it's own, with some dip or sliced open and made into a yummy foccacia! 


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  1. Oh that looks fantastic. I'm a big fan of bread of all types, i've got all the ingredients, i'll have to give it a go!! I usually knead by hands, but i'll attach the trusty dough hook to the KitchenAid & give her a whirl, seeing she just made cupcakes, she's ready to go. Love Posie

  2. I LOVE turkish bread..yum! i have made it once aswell & now you have inspired me to make it again.
    I normally buy it from sydney rd, so much easier but it does disappear very quickly.

    that looks yum Bren...I can almost smell it

  3. I swear sometimes you are in my head. Just last weekend I said to Bart 'I wonder if you could make your own Turkish Bread... would that be difficult do you think?' and here you are with a recipe and instructions. This is why I love you, Bren. x

  4. I love turkish bread and am so going to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing

  5. Oh yum! Thanks for sharing. I don't have a kitchen aid (but really must get one). It looks divine. Crispy and crunchy. So, off I go to the kitchen to look for something not quite as gorgeous... xx

  6. So glad you gave it a go - see, it really is easy!

  7. I am having an affair with my new Kitchen Aid and this looks like just the thing for us to try next. My family thoroughly enjoy turkish bread and this looks amazing. Thank you

  8. Oh I love anything that can be done in the KitchenAid! This looks delicious and of course much better than buying from the store. :)

  9. (I used half 00 and half plain flour - just because)
    pls what is 00 ?
    I have kitchen maid envy right now but since Tammi did it by hand I'll give it a go too.
    my Little boys love Turkish bread. I was just wondering today what to make to use up all the plain flour I had.

    1. i want to make a Turkish bread its a flat bread they wrap the shish in it do you know the recipe for that one ? Thank you

    2. oo flour is a fine white flour you can find it in coles and woolworths its used to make pasta and cakes when baking bread you are best to use a bread flour sometimes called a strong flour it will give a good crust not a soft loaf

  10. yum. . . i'm totally onto this, thanks!

  11. The best Turkish bread recipe I have tried. Thank you for sharing


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