How to make fluffy, slightly chewy, delicious no-knead Turkish bread with 8 ingredients, one bowl, and only a few minutes of hands-on preparation. This pide bread is the perfect companion to platters and drags sauces! Don’t miss out on this perfect turkey shaped bread recipe!
Turkish pied bread is similar to naan and is a thicker, fluffy bread rather than the thinner “pocket” variety like pita bread. Unlike naan bread, however, this easy no-knead bread takes away the kneading step, meaning it only takes a few minutes of easy hands-on preparation. Also, this turkey bread is oven baked, not done on a hot plate/frying pan.
Turkey shaped bread recipe — Ingredient List
- White Flour: You can also use bread flour or a combination of whole wheat and white flour, but only use up to 50% whole wheat or the pie will get dense.
- Olive oil and egg whites: Just a little helps improve the texture of the bread.
- Milk: Use warm milk; this helps produce a softer pie.
- Sugar: Not much needed, but this will help activate the yeast and should not be omitted.
- Dry yeast: I use active dry yeast. If you want to use “instant” then reduce the amount by 25%
- Yogurt and egg (yolk): Combine the two on an unbaked turkey flatbread and bake to a delicious golden color.
- Water: Warm water is used to help activate the yeast.
- Toppings: Nigella seeds and white sesame seeds.
How to Make Turkish Bread (Pid Bread)
- Step 1: Prepare the Yeast
Combine warm water, milk, sugar and dry yeast in a bowl, mix well and let stand for 5-10 minutes to activate the yeast.
- Step 2: Mix Pied Turkey Dough
In a large bowl, combine sifted flour and salt. Then add the yeast mixture, oil and egg whites and mix well to get a fairly moist, sticky dough.
Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel and move to a warm place to rise for 30-40 minutes.
- Step 3:
Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper and flour, and turn the dough over. Shape it into a circle without getting too much air out of it.
Cover with a kitchen towel again and let stand for another 20 minutes.
- Step 4: Shape the Turkey Bread
Prepare the egg wash by mixing the egg yolks and yogurt with a teaspoon of water and whisking well.
After resting, brush the dough with egg wash and use your fingers to make patterns on the dough.
The easiest way to do this is to first draw a rough circle with your finger about 1 inch from the edge of the dough. Then poke out the vertical and horizontal (or diagonal bidirectional) lines (crosses) inside that circle, just like a grid.
Then, sprinkle some black seeds and white sesame seeds on the dough.
- Step 5: Bake Peder Bread
Bake the peel in a 400ºF/200ºC oven for about 20 minutes until a deep golden exterior.