Ramadan Pidesi ( Turkish flat bread) No knead!!

Delicious simple soft bread traditionally baked during the month of Ramadan In Turkey. It has soft crust and chewy interior goes well with bowl of soup or meat. 

My mother in law makes a fantastic version of this!

INGREDIENTS

  • 250 g of strong flour
  • 7 g sachet fast-action dried yeast
  • 200 ml of luke warm water
  • 2 tsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp fine salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, for glazing
  • handful of white and black sesame seeds

METHOD

  1. Combine flour, sugar and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Create a small well in the middle of the flour and add the yeast. Pour the water into the well and mix everything together with your hands. At this stage the dough should be very wet, sticky and quite hard to manage.
  3. Cover the mixing bowl with cling film and leave to prove for about one hour (or until it has doubled in size).
  4. Flour a work surface and tip the proven dough out on to the work surface making sure to add lots of flour to avoid sticking. Shape the dough into a flat circle (about 2-3 cm high).
  5. Place the dough on a olive oil-greased baking tray. Cover the dough with a tea towel and leave to prove for another 45 minutes. Preheat the oven to 250° C in 20 mins before your proving time is due to end.
  6. Dent the top of the dough by first drawing a rough inner circle (with your fingertips) of about 3 cm from the edge of the bread. Then fill in the centre of the inner circle with criss-crossed diagonal lines, creating diamond shapes about 2-3 cm apart.
  7. Using a pastry brush, coat the top of the bread with olive oil. Sprinkle with black and white sesame seeds and press the seeds in as far as you can to make sure that they stay in the bread.
  8. Bake the bread for 8 minutes at 250° C and then turn the oven down to 200° C and bake for another 5 minutes (or until golden brown).

Once you e tried this bread, you’ll crave it constantly because it’s so nice.

Afiyet olsun / Bon appetite / enjoy!!

Published by Wife of a Turkish Life

Just a normal lass living in a beautiful city in the uk and soon to move over to Turkey. I have 3 beautiful children and a lovely Kurdish hubby from turkey. We currently live apart from our Turkish family in turkey and live in the Uk and soon to move back over to turkey for good. I love everything about my life! I absolutely adore cooking and baking, I cook a beautiful meal and dessert every night and light lunch during the day if we are hungry. I bake a lot too hence why I’m growing to the size of an elephant and find it hard to shed the lbs (ooops) I also love, shopping, socialising, date night together with the hubby when he’s home, I love make up and being and hairdresser and beautiful among others things I love everything about self presentation. At the moment I am a fully mummy to two little beauties and I love it. Please feel free to follow my blog and have a little onsite into our life. I’m just starting out so there’s much more to be added each day. Please be kind and if You don’t like my life then don’t feel the need to stick around and tell me in a nasty comment 😝.

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