My friends will laugh when they read this because I’ve been a fan of Turkish novels for a while now hahahaha, and of course from watching the novels (and their actors hahaha) because she’s curious about this country.
Aside from the jokes, Turkey is a beautiful country; it does not require novels or beautiful actors to pique our interest in its culture. Spectacular landscapes, magnificent monuments, a culture that blends tradition and modernism, and a gastronomy to die for.
There is a high demand for bread there. I believe it is also known as “Turkish pizza” because it is a type of flat bread filled with various ingredients.
TURKISH PIDE BREAD
The recipe I'm bringing you is from the thermomix book "Oriente," but the shape of the bread is typical of street food stalls, at least according to a page about tourism in Turkey.
- 180 gr of water
- 10 gr of fresh yeast
- 1/2 teaspoon of sugar
- 450 gr of wheat flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 50 gr of milk
- 30 gr of Greek yogurt (I put natural skimmed yogurt)
- 20 gr of oil
- 1 egg yolk and sesame seeds
- vegetable ratatouille, quail eggs
- We put 100 g of water, crumbled yeast, and sugar in the thermomix glass. We set the timer for 1 minute, 37o, and speed 2. Allow it to sit for 15 minutes in the glass.
- On top, combine the flour, salt, milk, the remaining water, the yogurt, and the oil. Mix for 20 seconds on speed 4, then knead for 3 minutes.
- We take out the dough, place it in a bowl greased with a little oil, and cover it to allow it to grow. It took an hour and a half in my case.
- When the dough has doubled in size, we degas it slightly and divide it into balls. I received an eight.
- Each ball is stretched into an oval shape and each corner is twisted to form a knot. We raise the walls slightly and try to shape it into the shape of a small boat because the chosen filling will be placed inside. In my case, it was a quail egg in the center of a rest of vegetable ratatouille. However, you can combine minced meat with a sauce of your choice (vegetables, mushrooms, cheese, etc.).
- While the oven is heating, we paint it with the whipped yolk and sprinkle it with sesame seeds.
- Bake for 20 minutes, then serve warm.
- IF WE DO NOT USE THERMOMIX: We heat some of the water to dilute the yeast and sugar. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and all of the dough ingredients, including the yeast mixture. We knead the dough for a while until it is smooth and elastic. We let it rest and continue with the process I described above.
Amount Per ServingCalories 386Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 44mgSodium 209mgCarbohydrates 65gFiber 5gSugar 2gProtein 11g