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Turkish bread recipe


Embark on a culinary journey to the heart of Turkey with our Homemade Turkish Bread! This recipe encapsulates the rich, cultural heritage of Turkish cuisine, delivering a soft, pillowy texture and a taste that transports you to the bustling markets of Istanbul. Elevate your bread-baking skills and savor the satisfaction of creating an authentic Turkish experience right in your kitchen.

Exciting Story: In our home, the aroma of freshly baked Turkish bread is a cherished memory. I remember the first time I attempted this recipe; the kitchen was filled with anticipation. As the bread rose and baked to a golden perfection, it felt like we had brought a piece of Turkey into our home. From that day forward, Turkish bread has been a staple at our table, whether paired with savory dishes or enjoyed on its own, reminding us of the warmth and hospitality of Turkish traditions.

Why This Turkish Bread Recipe Is a Culinary Triumph

Selling Points:

  1. Soft and Chewy Perfection: Achieve the authentic texture of Turkish bread with a golden crust and a soft, airy interior.
  2. Simple Ingredients, Exquisite Result: Transform basic pantry items into a masterpiece that mirrors the flavors of Turkey.
  3. Versatile Pairing: Whether dipped in olive oil, used as a sandwich base, or enjoyed with your favorite spreads, this bread suits every palate.


  • For an extra layer of flavor, add a teaspoon of ground cumin or coriander to the dough.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container to maintain freshness.
  • This bread freezes well; slice it before freezing for easy reheating.


Q: Can I use whole wheat flour for a healthier version? A: Absolutely! You can substitute part or all of the all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour to add a nutty flavor and extra nutrition.

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Q: Can I use a stand mixer for kneading the dough? A: Yes, a stand mixer with a dough hook attachment works well for kneading the dough. Just monitor the consistency and adjust the flour or water as needed.

Turkish bread recipe

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  • cups (500g) all-purpose flour

  • tablespoon (12g) sugar

  • tablespoon (9g) active dry yeast

  • 1/2 teaspoons 1/2 (8g) salt

  • 1/4 cups 1/4 (300ml) warm water

  • tablespoons (30ml) olive oil

  • Sesame seeds or nigella seeds for topping (optional)


  • In a small bowl, combine warm water, sugar, and active dry yeast. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes until frothy.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine flour and salt. Make a well in the center and pour in the yeast mixture and olive oil.
  • Mix until a dough forms, then knead on a floured surface for about 8-10 minutes, or until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  • Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover it with a damp cloth, and let it rise in a warm place for 1-2 hours or until doubled in size.
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Punch down the risen dough and shape it into a round or oval loaf.
  • Place the shaped dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Optional: Brush the top with water and sprinkle sesame seeds or nigella seeds.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the bread is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.
  • Allow it to cool slightly before slicing. Serve warm and savor the taste of homemade Turkish bread!

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