Friday, April 27, 2018

Turkish Pide Bread

We've made this bread before however not for a long time so on the holidays James made it for us for lunch.  The dough is so fascinating as it's layers and layers of holes much different to the bread rolls we made.  We make ours in the Thermomix however I've linked to a recipe that you can make by hand here.  The bread is not hard to make and takes 3.5 hours from start to finish but more than 3 hrs of that is proving time eg with 5 minute steps to do then prove for 30 mins then do a step and prove for an hour etc.  Here is the Thermomix recipe and above I've linked to a normal recipe. 


1 Tablespoon of dried yeast (ie 2 x 7 gms sachets)
1/2 Teaspoon caster sugar
125gms water
90gms Bakers Flour
250gms luke warm water
40gms extra virgin olive oil
390gms bakers flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg
25gms milk
Sesame seeds or Poppy Seeds

Note 1: Total Bakers Flour required 480gms (ie 90gms + 390gms)
Note 2: You can make 2 smaller loaves or 1 large one which we did.


1. Place yeast, sugar and 125gms water into TM bowl.  Mix for 2 minutes at 37 degrees on speed 2.
2. Leave in bowl for 8 minutes until frothy.
3. Add 90gms bakers flour and mix for 1 minute at 50 degrees on speed 2. 
4. Leave in bowl approximately 30 minutes to form a "sponge".
5. Add remaining water, bakers flour, oil and salt to mixture. Combine for 10 seconds on speed 5.
6. Set dial to closed lid position and knead for 3 minutes on interval speed.
7. Spray large bowl with spray oil and some glad wrap spray with oil underneath and then place the sticky mixture into the large bowl and cover with the glad wrap.
8. Leave for 1 hour until doubled in size.
9. Turn oven on to preheat to 220 degrees c.
10.Remove glad wrap and knock air out of dough and shape it on a tray lined with baking paper.
11. Leave for 30 minutes.
12. Mix egg and milk in a cup and then brush the egg mixture on top.
13. Using your fingertips make deep indentations across and down the dough.
14. Sprinkle with sesame or poppy seeds.
15. Bake for 10-12 minutes until surface is crisp and golden brown.

I just love looking at this's so facinating.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, thank you so much for the recipe, Kathy. I actually have a thermomix but I've had no success with bread:( I am going to try this though as we love Turkish bread and would love to make our own. Meg:)