Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Pide Ekmek (Turkish Flatbread) #BreadBakers #Eatthe World

This Turkish Flatbread is light, airy and fluffy.  No kneading required and with only 2 short rising periods it is a quick and delicious bread that your family will love.

Pide Ekmek

Please join me today as Bread Bakers collides with our Eat the World Challenge.......

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Our Eat the World Challenge, led by Evelyne of CulutrEatz is always on the 10th of the Month.  This month we are visiting Turkey. Check out all the wonderful Turkish dishes prepared by fellow Eat the World members and share with #eattheworld. Click here to find out how to join and have fun exploring a country a month in the kitchen with us! 

Pide Ekmek

Our Bread Bakers group meets on the second Tuesday of each month and shares a bread based on a theme or ingredient chosen by one of the members.  This month my friend Sneha of Sneha's Recipe asked us to join her in baking No Knead breads.

May is normally a pretty busy month for me but this year it was even crazier as I was getting ready to go on vacation.  In fact, as you are reading this post I am soaking up the sun or enjoying life under the sea in Cabo San Lucas.

So, I decided to lighten my load a bit and combine these two events.  Off I went to Turkey, virtually unfortunately, to explore the no knead breads that they enjoy.  There were quite a few of them but I ended up choosing this recipe from Unicorns in the Kitchen.  I am so glad I did and you will be too.

Pide Ekmek

Before I share this slightly adapted recipe with you, let's see what No Knead breads the others baked up for us today......
#BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. Follow our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated each month on this home page.

We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.

Bread, No Knead, Easy, Sesame Seeds, Flatbread
Yield: 1 loaf
Author: Wendy Klik
Pide Ekmek (Turkish Flatbread)

Pide Ekmek (Turkish Flatbread)

This Turkish Flatbread is light, airy and fluffy. No kneading required and with only 2 short rising periods it is a quick and delicious bread that your family will love.
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 20 MinInactive time: 50 MinTotal time: 1 H & 25 M


  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 1 1/2 T. olive oil
  • pinch of sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/8 t. instant dry yeast
  • 1 egg, white and yolk divided
  • 2 - 2 1/2 c. flour
  • 1/2 T. sour cream (or plain yogurt)
  • 1/2 T. water
  • Sesame Seeds for sprinkling


  1. Combine the water and milk in a microwave safe measuring cup and heat to 105-110*. Once heated place into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, along with the oil, sugar, salt, yeast and egg white. Mix to combine.
  2. With the mixer on low speed, gradually add the flour until the dough comes together and pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
  3. Cover the bowl with a warm damp towel and let rise for 30 minutes.
  4. Transfer the dough to a floured surface and shape into a boule. Place onto a baking sheet lined with parchmment or a silicone mat and allow to rise for another 20 minutes.
  5. Using your fingers make indentations in the bread about 1" from the edge, forming a circle. Then use your fingers to make indentations in different directions forming diamond shapes.
  6. Whisk together the egg yolk, sour cream, and water. Brush over the top of the bread and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  7. Place a pan of water on the bottom rack of a preheated 400* oven and place the baking pan with the bread on the middle rack of the oven. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown.
  8. Remove from oven and cover with a clean, damp, linen towel trapping the steam and creating a soft, fluffy bread. Serve warm.


Adapted from a recipe found at Unicorns in the Kitchen

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  1. What beautiful bread, that's a quick no knead one.. Wendy, !

  2. Beautiful loaf! I love the shaping! Have fun in Cabo!

  3. I've had pide on my to-bake list for some time, now I really must try it out! Enjoy the sun, send it out to share!

    1. You do want to make this bread Kelly, so good. And I send thoughts of sunshine and warmth your way.

  4. I love the look of this one! Really beautiful.

  5. I love that you don't have to knead this bread. It looks fantastic!

  6. This is a fantastic bread and would love to try it sometime.

  7. Lovely bake! This bread looks fluffy and I am going to try this asap.


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