This Turkish bread recipe is so incredibly easy to make and oh-so-delicious. The bread turns out thick and fluffy, and it has just the perfect chewiness to it. Plus, there's no kneading required! Seriously, once you've made this homemade Turkish bread once, you'll want to make it all the time.
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The Best Turkish Bread Recipe
Turkish bread is, as you may have guessed, originally from the Middle East.
Its thickness is similar to focaccia, but not quite as thin as Turkish flatbread. It's soft and fluffy with the perfect amount of chew. And it also has a touch of sweetness - thanks to a little sugar - and a tiny bit of crunch from its sesame seed topping.
Honestly, it's the perfect homemade bread to pair with your next meal.
With that said, traditionally, Turkish bread is served to dip in sauces or olive oil. So you might want to consider pairing this homemade bread with one.
I love to serve this Turkish bread with various dips, such as hummus or baba ganoush. But there are numerous other ways to utilize Turkish bread, which I'll discuss more down below.
By the way, if you're planning on serving this Turkish bread tonight, be sure to allow yourself a total of 3 hours, including proofing time. The final bake for this fresh Turkish bread is only 30 minutes, so you can pop it in right before dinner is ready!
Ok, so the ingredient list for this Turkish bread recipe is super simple. There are actually only a few notable differences between this bread recipe and traditional bread recipes.
With that said, here's everything you'll need to make this Turkish bread recipe:
- 2 cups All Purpose Flour
- 1 tsp. Baking Powder
- 2 tsp. Caster Sugar
- 6g Instant Active Dry Yeast
- 1 tsp. Salt
- Just over ¾ cups (300g) Warm Water
- 1 tbsp. Olive Oil
- 3 tbsp. Black and White Sesame Seeds
Pretty simple, right?
And I actually use a lot of these ingredients to make this honey wheat bread, so if you love soft and fluffy bread made from scratch, you have to make that next.
But if you want an easier bread recipe, this cheesy bread uses premade pastry dough, so it's the perfect option if you don't have a lot of time.
How To Make This Turkish Bread Recipe
As I mentioned earlier, this is a pretty simple recipe, especially compared to other bread recipes. Just 4 simple steps are all you need to follow to make it.
Anyway, without further ado, let me show you how to make Turkish bread!
Step 1: Making The Dough
First, we'll start by making the bread dough.
To start, add the all purpose flour, baking powder, caster sugar, salt, and instant dry yeast to a large bowl and give it a mix. Then, once combined, make a hole in the middle of the dough.
Next, pour the warm water into the hole and mix until the water incorporates into the dough.
Now, cover the large bowl and let it rest for about 2 hours or until the dough doubles in size.
Step 2: Shape the Dough
Once the dough doubles in size, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Then, put the dough onto the baking sheet and spread the dough out into a kind of oval shape, about ¾ inches thick.
Next, cover the dough with a kitchen towel and let it rest again for about 1 hour.
Step 3: Making The Bread
Once an hour is up, preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and take the kitchen towel off of the dough.
Now use your fingers and make the shape of an inner oval around 1 ½ inches from the border, and then make light diagonal marks using a long knife across the surface of the bread.
Step 4: Baking The Bread
Next, top the bread with some olive oil and a sprinkle of black and white sesame seeds.
Now bake the bread for about 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown.
Once the bread is baked to perfection, let it cool for a few minutes, slice, and serve.
How To Enjoy Your Turkish Bread
As I said before, you can enjoy this Turkish bread in many different ways.
Here are just a couple of my favorites:
- Pair with cheese and cured meats, similar to a charcuterie board
- Dip with hummus, baba ganoush, or dill dip
- Top with butter, garlic, and parmesan cheese
- Slice thinly for a delicious panini-type sandwich
- Keep it simple and sprinkle with sea salt and dip in rich olive oil
- Pair with eggs and cheese for the best breakfast ever
How To Store Turkish Bread
This recipe will make one big loaf of bread. And not only is it delicious to eat fresh out of the oven, but it makes for some pretty darn good leftovers too.
To store your leftover bread, either store it in an airtight container wrapped tightly in plastic wrap, or in a bread box. Then you can store it at room temperature for about 3 days.
Oh, and if you want to keep it for longer, you can freeze it for up to 3 months.
How To Reheat Turkish Bread
To reheat your Turkish bread, you can warm it up in the microwave for a few seconds if you want it to stay soft and fluffy.
However, if you want to crisp up the bread, you can put it in the toaster oven and toast it for a few minutes until crispy.
Oh, and if you're reheating it frozen, just add a little more time to each reheating method.
Wrapping It All Up
Well, that's how to make Turkish bread in a few simple steps!
This Turkish bread recipe is not only easy to make, but it's crazy delicious.
No matter how you choose to eat this hearty, flavorful bread, you're sure to love it.
As always, if you gave this recipe a try, leave a comment below and tell us how it went.
More Recipes To Try
If you want to give some more delicious recipes with bread a try, we have so many delicious ones on the blog that I think you'll like.
Check all of these out:
- BBQ chicken sliders
- Grinder sandwich
- Sierra turkey sandwich
- Skillet cornbread
- Instant Pot bread
- Garlic bread
The Easiest Turkish Bread Recipe Ever | No Kneading Necessary
This Turkish bread recipe is so incredibly easy to make and oh-so delicious. The bread turns out thick and fluffy, and it has just the perfect chewiness to it. Plus, there's no kneading required! Seriously, once you've made this homemade Turkish bread once, you'll want to make it all the time.
- Prep Time: 3 hours
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- Category: Bread
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: Turkish
- Mix flour, baking powder, caster sugar, salt, and instant yeast in a big bowl and make a hole in the middle.
- Pour the water and mix until well incorporated. Cover the bowl and let it sit for 2 hours, or until it doubles in size.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the dough in an irregular oval shape (around ¾ inch thick).
- Cover with a kitchen towel and let it proof for 1 more hour.
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF (180°C).
- Using your fingers, make a shape of an inner oval around 1 ½ inches from the border, and then make diagonal marks using a long knife.
- Top with olive oil and black and white sesame seeds.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 257
- Fat: 4
- Carbohydrates: 46
- Protein: 6
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