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)
Firstly, make your dough, the evening or morning before.
- Dissolve the yeast in sugar and 1/4 cup warm water and let it froth for 15 minutes in a warm place
- Sift flour and salt, add the (now bubbly and foamy) yeast
- Add 3/4 cup warm water, 2 tbsp olive oil and mix
- knead well for about 10 minutes, until your dough is smooth
- Grease a clean bowl with remaining olive oil, and place dough in it. ensure the dough is covered in olive oil.
- Cover with a clean damp tea towel, and place somewhere warm
- Leave dough to rise for an hour (it should double in size)
- Here you can refrigerate overnight.
- Place the dough on a floured bench, and punch down to remove any air bubbles.
- Cut dough into 4 equal peices, and shape into ball shapes.
- Cover each with a clean damp towl for 15 minutes
- Roll out dough to oval/rectangular shape, and place on a greased oven tray\
- Sprinkle with feta.
- Add your other toppings as you wish, and finish with mozzarella and chilli flakes
- Fold long sides inwards, then twist the ends to give a boat shape.
- 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.
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