Sunday, January 18, 2009

Turkish Pide Bread (Ramazan Pidesi)

 2 tsp dry yeast/25-30 gr active fresh yeast
½ tsp sugar
1 ¼ lukewarm water
3 ¾ cups bread flour/all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp olive oil

For glaze:
1 egg and 1 tbsp water, beaten
1 tsp nigella seeds or sesame seeds

Place the lukewarm water, sugar and the yeast into a bowl. Stir well to dissolve the sugar and the yeast. Add the salt, olive oil and flour; knead for 10 minutes, till dough becomes elastic. Cover the dough with a plastic wrap or a clean cloth (see the picture) and let it rest for 2 hours in a warm place, till it rises up to double its volume (see the picture).
Place dough on the counter and punch to release air. Then try to flatten the dough with your hands to fit to the tray (Use a 8-12 inch round tray or Pyrex). Then place it into the baking tray with baking paper and flatten it to fit the tray. Brush surface of the Turkish Pide Bread with egg wash and press all over it with your finger tips. Then sprinkle nigella seeds or sesame seeds on top (see the picture). Cover it with a clean cloth and leave it for ½-1 hours to rise in a warm place (If you have time let it rest for 2 hours).
Preheat the oven to 425F (220C). Put some water in an oven-safe bowl and place it on the bottom of the oven. Place the bread on the middle rack. Bake for 10-15 minutes, till it becomes golden brown.After taking it out of the oven cover with a clean cloth or towel to keep them soft.
It is good to go with butter, honey-butter dip or spicy olive oil dip when warm.
ENJOY
P.S: Do not use metal container when kneading or resting the dough. Metal spoils the texture of dough.

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2 tatli kasigi instant toz maya/25-30 gr yas maya
1 cay kasigi seker
1 ¼ su bardagi ilik su
3 ¾ su bardagi ekmek unu/ all purpose flour
1 tatli kasigi tuz
2 yemek kasigi zeytinyagi

Uzeri icin:
1 yumurta ve 1 yemek kasigi su, cirpilmis
1 tatli kasigi corek otu/ susam

Ilik suyu ve mayayi bir kaseye alin, icine sekeri ilave edin ve sekerle maya cozunene kadar iyice karistirin. Sonra, zeytinyagi, un ve tuzu ilave ederek, 10 dakika hamur elastik olana dek yogurun. Uzerini seffaf film ya da temiz bir bez ile ortun (resime bakiniz) ve sicak bir ortamda, hamur iki kati kadar kabarana dek, yaklasik 2 saat, bekleyin (resime bakiniz).
Hamuru tezgahin uzerine alin ve havasini indirmek icin uzerinden bastirin ve 20-25 cm capinda yuvarlak bir tepsiye sigacak sekilde elinizle acin ve uzerinde yagli kagit olan tepsiye koyun. Uzerine cirpilmis yumurta ile su karisimini surun ve parmak uclarinizla hamurun yuzeyini bastirin. Corek otu ya da susam serpin (resime bakiniz) ve hamur iki kati buyuyene kadar yaklasik ½ -1 saat bekletin (Vaktiniz varsa 2 saat beketin).
Firini onceden 220 C (425F) ye isitin ve firina dayanikli bir kase icine su koyup alt rafa yerlestirin. Ekmegi orta rafa koyun ve uzeri kizarana dek 10-15 dakika pisirin. Firindan cikarinca, tepsinin uzerini temiz bir mutfak bezi ya da havlu ile ortup hava almasini engelleyin. Boylece Ramazan Pideniz yumusacik olacaktir.
Ramazan pidesi sicakken, tereyagi, balli tereyag ya da baharatli zeytinyagi ile cok guzel olur.
AFIYET OLSUN
NOT: Hamuru yogurmak ya da dinlendirmek icin metal kap kullanmayin. Metal hamurun yapisina zarar verir.

Ana Sayfaya Don

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Merhaba iyi ak┼čamlar. Can you freeze Turkish pide? I would like to be able to do a load of Turkish pide and freeze it

turkishfoodandrecipes said...

You can definitely freeze Turkish pide. Wrap it with foil and you can keep it frozen up to 3 months.Then,you can enjoy it as fresh baked with heating in the microwave or oven.

Guner said...

Sayin Hayriye, ben 1974'ten beri Amerika'nin degisik yerlerinde yasadim, New York'ta 2 yil, simdi Texas'tayim. Sizin tariflerinizi cok beyendim, deneyecegim, olculerinizin kesin olmasi (aldigi kadar un) deyimleri olmamasi hosuma gitti. Bende evde eski usulde yogurt yapip suzuyorum. Sizin Food Engineer bilginize guvenerek "Whole Wheat veya Whole Grain" ile, yani saglikli yapilan ekmek ve diger hamur isi tariflerinizi bekliyorum. Basarilarinizin devamini dilerim. Cok selamlar.

Guner Chura

PS. Benim annemde bebekken Bulgaristan'dan Turkiye'ye getirilmis.