Thursday, July 9, 2009

Turkish Pizza

So I made these amazing Turkish pides for dinner this evening. I started the dough last night, and put it in the fridge overnight. Honestly, I was a bit worried they wouldn't turn out very well (mostly due to the dough) - but they turned out absolutely amazingly.

So here's the recipe:


7g active dry yeast
1 tsp sugar
1/4 plus 3/4 cup warm water
2 and a 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp plus 1 tbsp olive oil


Sucuk (Turkish sausage, sliced thinly)
Feta cheese
Mozzarella cheese
tomato, sliced
capsicum, sliced
mushrooms, sliced


Firstly, make your dough, the evening or morning before.

  1. Dissolve the yeast in sugar and 1/4 cup warm water and let it froth for 15 minutes in a warm place
  2. Sift flour and salt, add the (now bubbly and foamy) yeast
  3. Add 3/4 cup warm water, 2 tbsp olive oil and mix
  4. knead well for about 10 minutes, until your dough is smooth
  5. Grease a clean bowl with remaining olive oil, and place dough in it. ensure the dough is covered in olive oil.
  6. Cover with a clean damp tea towel, and place somewhere warm
  7. Leave dough to rise for an hour (it should double in size)
  8. Here you can refrigerate overnight.
  9. Place the dough on a floured bench, and punch down to remove any air bubbles.
  10. Cut dough into 4 equal peices, and shape into ball shapes.
  11. Cover each with a clean damp towl for 15 minutes
Toppings and assembly:
  1. Roll out dough to oval/rectangular shape, and place on a greased oven tray\
  2. Sprinkle with feta.
  3. Add your other toppings as you wish, and finish with mozzarella and chilli flakes
  4. Fold long sides inwards, then twist the ends to give a boat shape.
  5. Cook in a preheated 250 degree celcius oven (basically, as hot as your oven will get!) for about 15 minutes, until crispy and cheese has melted.
For another option, just top with loads of garlic and mozzarella. Yum!

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