Jan 13, 2015

Turkish flatbread

This type of bread is pretty common in Germany (at least in bigger cities) due to a large number of Turkish immigrants. Usually filled with salad and meat, it's sold as the most popular German fast food dish: "Döner Kebab".

But besides that, it goes well with a variety of dishes. It works perfectly on a BBQ buffet and in combination with soups or stews, dishes of oriental or African origin, as well as hot and spicy meals in general.

As an example, I never eat Chili without a nice piece of flatbread...it compliments the flavor and softens the spiciness. You see, I'm a big fan! ^^

course country time difficulty
bread, side dish Turkey 2h easy

Yield 1 flatbread (about 14in)
imperial metric
1lb 450g flour
1 package instant yeast
OR 1/2 cube fresh yeast
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 cup 350ml warm water
1 egg
to your liking coarse salt, sesame and black cumin

  • mix all ingredients and knead dough well for about 5-10min
  • coat a bowl with a small amount of oil
  • place dough into bowl, cover with clean kitchen cloth and let prove for about 1-1,5 hours
  • use floured hands to gently shape the dough to your liking (in a flat circle or oval)
  • cover the dough again and let prove for another 20min
  • pre-heat oven to 400°F/200°C
  • use you fingers to press deep holes into the dough (preferably in a nice symmetric pattern ;))
  • mix 1 egg with pinch of sugar, salt and splash of olive oil and brush mixture onto dough
  • sprinkle with coarse salt, sesame and black cumin, and bake for about 15min


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