Turkish Pide Bread Recipe


makes 1 bread

12,5 gr fresh yeast
200 ml milk, lukewarm
50 ml water, lukewarm
100 ml vegetable oil
1 tsp granulated sugar
1 tsp salt
350 gr all purpose flour

For top
1 egg yolk
1/2 tbsp milk
1/2 tbsp yogurt
1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp sesame seeds
1 tbsp nigella seeds


1. Make the dough: in a large mixing bowl, mix the milk, water, sugar and yeast. Stir well so the yeast dissolves. Add the oil, salt and half of the flour. Stir until combined. Add the remaining flour and knead until a elastic and smooth dough begins to form. Grease the mixing bowl with oil, place the dough, cover and set aside for about 40 minutes.

2. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and dust flour on baking tray. Set aside. 

3. On a floured surface, place the dough on the lightly floured counter. Press all over it with your hands to get rid of air bubbles. Give a ball shape to dough. Then use your palm to flatten each ball into a flatter rounded shape. Use the blunt edge of a knife or hour fingers draw four parallel lines across the top of each dough round, then four more perpendicular to those to make a criss-cross pattern.Cover with a damp towel, and put aside for about 20 minutes.

4. Preheat your oven to 200C(392F) Make the glaze: in a small bowl, combine the egg yolk, milk and yogurt.

5. Brush top of bread with the glaze. Sprinkle nigella seeds and sesame seeds on top. Bake in preheated oven for about 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.

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  1. Would be nice to know how much instant yeast could be used instead of the fresh yeast....

  2. Really excited to try this recipe! I only have instant yeast at home. Will this still work?

    Thank you :)

  3. 1g of dried yeast is equivalent to 3g of fresh yeast.

  4. Yes, I have tried and everybody loving this. Yummy.