Thursday, April 22, 2010


A traditional turkish ridged flat bread,this is often baked plain,you can also sprinkle with sesame,nigella or poppy seeds. This bread can be served with soups,curries or for doner recipes.
Makes 3
Unbleached white bread flour-450 g
Warm water-240 ml
Olive oil-2 tbsp
Dried yeast-1 tsp
Sugar-1 tsp
Salt-1 tsp
1 egg yolk mixed with water for glazing
Nigella or sesame seeds for sprinkling
Mix all the ingredients other than egg yolk and seeds.Make it into a smooth dough using a electric mixer or by hands.Place the dough in a clean oiled bowl for and cover it with a cling film.
Leave it in a warm place until it's doubled in size. Take the dough, punch it down gently and divide it into three equal rounds.
Shape each piece into a ball and roll it into a round of about 6in in diameter.Cover with a oiled cling film and leave for about 20 minutes.
Meanwhile preheat the oven to 230 degree celsius.Just before baking the bread make ridges all over the surface of the bread using your fingers,place the bread on a floured baking sheet brush it on top with egg glaze and sprinkle with seeds.
Bake it in the hot oven for 9 to 10 minutes or until puffed and golden in colour. Serve immediately.

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