Turkish Pide Recipe – The “Secret” to Making the Perfect Bread Everytime!

Here is a delicious Turkish Pide Recipe to make at home where everyone can join in. Pide is a traditional homemade bread that is filled with the ingredients of your choice then baked in the oven.

Turkish pide bread
How to make Turkish pide bread.

I haven’t been to Turkey for many years, and unfortunately, I don’t have another trip pending at the moment.

Remembering all the great foods from my trip to Turkey I wanted to recreate a dish with all the flavors from my visit.

So naturally the Turkish Pide was my first choice, everyone loves that traditional bread!

I must have a pretty great food memory because I can still smell the aromas from the markets and street stalls in Turkey.

So here is my Turkish Pide bread recipe. These are the flavors I remember and loved.

There are loads of ingredients you can use to make Turkish Pide as it is, after all, a bread with fillings.

Ingredients for Homemade Turkish Pide

  • 510 gm flour
  • 1 1/2 tbs]instant yeast
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 210 ml lukewarm water
  • 25 gm olive oil
  • 1/4 cup extra of olive oil to brush the pides
  • 500 g minced beef not lean
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic grated
  • 1/2 green capsicum diced
  • 1/2 red capsicum diced
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp smokey paprika
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 bunch parsley chopped half for serving
Turkish Pide Recipe Ingredients
Turkish Pide Recipe

How To Make Turkish Pide

  1. Combine flour, yeast, sugar and salt then add the oil and warm water.
  2. Use your hands to combine the dough and knead the mixture for five minutes to activate the gluten.
  3. When you have a soft shine dough cover the bowl with a tea towel and place the bowl in a warm spot. A good place is near a sunlit window.
  4. After an hour the dough should be ready for use. Check that it has increased in size. If not place it in a warmer environment and leave it a little longer.
  5. Preheat oven at 180C.
  6. Add the minced meat, onion, and garlic to a frying pan, I don’t use oil because I find there is enough in the meat.
  7. Fry off these ingredients. The mixture will look quite wet for a while but as you continue to fry the wetness will eventually be cooked off.
  8. When the moisture starts to reduce add the diced capsicum and spices.
  9.  Continue to cook the beef filling for about 10 minutes stirring occasionally.
  10. When there is very little moisture left remove the pan from the heat and allow it to cool slightly.
  11. Add half of the chopped parsley to the pan.
  12. Prepare two large baking sheets with baking paper.
  13. Dust the bench top with a little flour.
  14. Divide the dough into about 8 equal balls
  15. Roll each of the balls out into a thin oval shape.
  16. Place each of the 8 dough basis on the baking tray.
  17. Add the beef filling to the dough leaving a 1 1/2 cm border around the outside.
  18. Fold the border over the filling and pinch the top and bottom ends together.
  19. Repeat the same steps until all the dough has the Pide filling.
  20. Brush each pide with the olive oil.
  21. Bake the Pide for about 15 – 20mins at 180C or until golden.
How To Make Turkish Pide
How To Make Turkish Pide.
How To Make Turkish Pide

Turkish Pide - The "Secret" to Making The Perfect Turkish Bread

Julie
One of the "Tastiest Breads in the World" There are loads of ingredients you can use to make Turkish Pide as it is, after all, a bread with fillings. Learn the secrets to making the perfect pide everytime
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 2 hrs
Course Dinner, Finger Food, Lunch
Cuisine Turkish
Servings 8 large Pide
Calories 431 kcal

Ingredients
  

Dough:

  • 510 gm flour
  • 1 1/2 tbsp instant yeast
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 210 ml lukewarm water
  • 25 gm olive oil
  • 1/4 cup extra of olive oil to brush pides

Filling:

  • 500 g minced beef not lean
  • 1 whole onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic grated
  • 1/2 green capsicum diced
  • 1/2 red capsicum diced
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 bunch parsley chopped half for serving

Serving

  • 1 in lemon cut wedges
  • 1 serve hummus recipe on my site

Instructions
 

Dough

  • Combine flour, yeast, sugar and salt then add the oil and warm water.
  • Use your hands to combine the dough and kneed the mixture to for five minutes to activate the gluten.
  • When you have a soft shine dough cover the bowl with a tea towel and place the bowl in a warm spot. A good place is near a sunlit window.
  • After an hour the dough should be ready for use. Check that it has increased in size. If not place it in a warmer environment and leave it a little longer.

Filling

  • Add the mince meat, onion and garlic to a frying pan, I don't use oil because I find there is enough in the meat.
  • Fry off these ingredients. The mixture will look quite wet for a while but as you continue to fry the it will eventually be cooked off.
  • When the moisture starts to reduce add the diced capsicum and spices.
  • continue to cook the beef filling for about 10 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • When there is very little moisture left remove the pan from the heat and allow it to cool slightly.
  • Add half of the chopped parsley to the pan.

Cooking

  • Preheat oven at 180C.
  • Prepare two large baking sheets with baking paper.
  • Dust the bench top with a little flour.
  • Divide the dough into about 8 equal balls.
  • Roll each of the balls out into a thin oval shape.
  • Place each of the 8 dough basis on the baking tray.
  • Add the beef filling to the dough leaving a 1 1/2 cm boarder around the outside.
  • Fold the border over the filling and pinch the top and bottom ends together.
  • Repeat the same steps until all the dough has the Pide filling.
  • Brush each pide with the olive oil.
  • Bake the Pide for about 15 - 20mins at 180C or until golden.

Notes

The preparation time includes one hour to rest the dough.
Keyword homemade pide, pide, turkish bread, turkish pide

 

We make Turkish Pide bread all the time we love it so much.

It’s a fun recipe to make with the family or friends, even better if you have an outdoor oven.

Turkish Pide Recipe w Homemade Hummus
Turkish Pide Recipe with Homemade Hummus

Whenever I make the Turkish Pide bread, I also make my quick homemade hummus.

Then, before diving into the Pide I squeeze huge amounts of lemon over the bread, slather hummus over the top, and plonk a fistful of chopped parsley on top.

Try making your own homemade Turkish Pide bread and us you think.

1 thought on “Turkish Pide Recipe – The “Secret” to Making the Perfect Bread Everytime!”

  1. Fan-tas-tic! The dough needed a little tweaking for moisture (but it always does). i subbed small diced potatoes for peppers (kids hate them!) and added a variety of cheese on top – mozzarella, feta, cheddar, haloumi – though not too much … it’s not a pizza 🙂
    My first attempt at a long-held take-away fave – YUM!

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