Turkish Flatbread

Tastes best fresh out of the oven with a salad or a variety of dips, like my Authentic Baba Ghanoush (Eastern Mediterranean Aubergine Dip) or Smoky Eggplant Dip.

Turkish Flatbread

Recipe by Anna BembryCuisine: TurkishDifficulty: Simple


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Serve it with a salad or a dip.


  • 20 g / 0.7 oz fresh baker’s yeast

  • 300 ml / 10 1/4 fl oz water, lukewarm

  • 450 g / 15.9 oz all-purpose flour

  • 1 heaped teaspoon salt

  • Egg wash
  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • sesame seeds and/or black cumin seeds to sprinkle


  • Crumble the yeast and stir it into lukewarm water, until dissolved. Set aside for 10 minutes, until frothy.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine flour and salt. Add yeast mixture and using an electric mixer, fitted with hooks, knead to a soft, elastic dough that clears the sides of the bowl. Cover the bowl with a damp kitchen towel and leave it to rise at room temperature for 1 hour until doubled in size.
  • Preheat the oven to 220 C / 430 F. Transfer the dough onto a flour-dusted workspace and knead it briefly.
  • Gently stretch the dough and form it into an oval. Transfer it onto a large baking sheet, lined with parchment paper. Using a sharp knife score the surface of the bread to create the typical diamond pattern. Set aside to rest for 10 minutes.
  • Whisk together egg, olive oil, and honey. Brush the bread with the egg wash and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake in the middle of the oven for 12 – 15 minutes. Serve with a variety of dips.

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