Pide is a Turkish flat bread with different toppings of your choice. It’s a very affordable yet important food among the Turkish people and the proper way to prepare it is when its’ baked in a brick or stone oven. My version is a very simple one, using left over meat cooked and mixed with some peas. It can’t get better than that.
Prep time: 10 mins 1st proofing: 1 hour 15 mins Bake time: 25 mins
Cool time: 10 mins Total time: 2 hours
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 Tablespoon of brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons of active dry yeast
- 3/4 cup of warm water
- 2-1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 3 Tablespoons of vegetable cooking oil
- Cooked minced beef
- Rolled old fashion oats – OPTIONAL
Important tools used:
- An oven
- pastry brush
- mixing bowls
- baking trays
- rolling pin
Step 1: Activate the yeast & Preheat the oven to 190C.
In a small bowl with warm water, add in the sugar and yeast. Mix them together and let it sit on a warm area for 5 mins. Once it gets foamy and smells like boozer, the yeast mix is activated.
Step 2: Prep the dough.
In a large mixing bowl, add in the flour + salt, mix them to combine. Make a well in the flour mixture and add in the yeast mixture. Pour in the vegetable oil and mix everything together to form a sticky dough. NB: If your dough is sticky, instead of adding more flour, add in a tablespoon of vegetable oil. This trick is to prevent the dough from being too tough. Cover the dough with a clean kitchen towel or cling film and set it on a warm area for 1 hour 15 mins to double in size.
Step 3: Knead the dough.
Deflate the air in the dough. Lightly flour your work surface and knead the dough for 1 min. Reshape it into a circular ball.
Step 4: Divide the dough.
Using a scraper, divide the dough into 4 equal portions. Roll out each dough into an oval shape.
Step 5: Add the filings and bake.
Transfer the rolled out dough onto a baking tray lightly floured. Two on each tray. Add your beef filling and leave 1/2 an inch from the edges. Fold the edges inwards onto the meat filling and fasten the tips. Brush some egg wash on the folded edges and sprinkle some rolled oats. Bake them in a preheated oven over 190 C for 25 mins, or until they are golden brown.
Step 6: Cooling 10 mins
Step 7: Slice, serve and enjoy.
That’s it for today’s post and video. Make sure to learn a new trick or two, and implement in your next cook out. Until next time, Bon Appetite!