Portly Cooks | Pide


Pide is a meaty flat bread from the street of Turkey, if you’ve never had it I think you’ll love this.  You can pick them up pretty much anywhere in Istanbul, but for now, here is one you can make at home.

For the base

  • 125g Strong Bread Flour
  • 70ml Warm Water
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • ½ tsp Dried Yeast


  • 200g Beef Mince
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp All Purpose Seasoning
  • 1 Red Onion (Diced)

The dough is the part that’s going to take the time here, mix all the ingredients in a bowl until they form a dough. Knead the dough for about 5 minutes then leave to prove in an oiled, covered bowl for around an hour to an hour and a half. While the dough proves mixed the topping ingredients together and leave to one side. Once the dough has proved cut in half and roll out each half. Form into a kind of oval shape and then using a fork add the topping to each. Brush the crusts with a beaten egg of some milk and then bake In the oven for 20 minutes at 180c.


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