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Turkish Flatbread

Turkish Flatbread

Gingerandbread's picture


An easy and quick recipe for Turkish flatbread. Serves 4-6, depending on the kind of food or mezze you serve with them!


Prep time2 hours, 20 minutes
Cooking time15 minutes
Total time2 hours, 35 minutes


150 g
plain flour
300 g
strong white bread flour
1 t
300 ml
lukewarm water
1 T
nigella or sesame seeds


Dilute the yeast in the lukewarm water, then add flour and salt. Knead into a soft dough that comes off the siders of the bowl easily, adjusting flour or water as required. Cover and leave to rest for 30 minutes.

Knead the dough and form two oval flat breads. Spread the sesame or nigella seeds on the bread and flatten it down, using the edge of your hand, to create a nice square pattern. I do this on a flat sheet, covered with flour. Cover and leave for another 30 minutes.

Heat the oven to 250C. Once you have put in the breads, reduce the heat to 220C and bake for 15 minutes.


dabrownman's picture

wonder what makes this Turkish?  Love your pot garden too.

Happy Baking

Gingerandbread's picture

I suppose it's because I first encountered this type of bread in out local Turkish bakery, and it tastes great with mezze!

Thanks for the comment on the pots - the lettuce has started to sprout on the windowsill, so there's hope for the carrots and peas in the garden.