Monday, June 20, 2011

Turkish Pita Bread (Pide)

1 cup warm water
2 tbsp olive oil
3 1/2 cups bread flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
2 tsp active dry yeast
1 egg yolk mixed wit 2 tsp water, for glazing
Poppy seeds, for sprinkling

In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm water, let stand for 10 minutes until frothy. Add the salt, sugar, oil and flour. Knead the dough until smooth and elastic. Put in a lightly oiled bowl and let rice in a warm place for 1 1/2 hours. Punch the dough down and divide into three balls. Roll out each ball to form a 1/4 in. thick round. Cower with a towel and let rest for 20 minutes.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Using your fingers, ridge the bread. Transfer  onto a lightly floured baking sheet, brush with the egg yolk and sprinkle with the poppy seeds. Bake for 10-15 minutes until puffy and the top is golden brown.


  1. mmmmmm...That looks so good! I want some now, too bad I'm ready for bed or I would be baking! Thanks for this one,it's going in the recipe book for sure.

  2. looks wonderful, will have to give them a go!

  3. That looks unreasonably delicious! Beautiful!