It can’t be easier than this! The super bread is easy to bake and suitable for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
I wanted to bake good bread with vegetarian tomato and feta cheese fritters as a filling a while ago. The choice fell on a Turkish bread that is suitable for everything.
The bread is easy to bake – you don’t need a baking machine for this, but it makes it more accessible. If you don’t have a baking machine or a hand whisk with a dough hook, you can knead the dough by hand – it takes a little longer, however.
There are a few things that you need to consider for successful bread baking.
- Never add the salt from the beginning. Salt can harm the yeast.
- Use the pizza stone. Heat it in the oven before sliding the bread in for baking. If you don’t have the pizza stone, you can use a regular baking sheet (upside down) that you heat well before putting the bread in for baking.
- If you want to speed up the fermentation process, you can put an oven dish with boiling water in the oven and put the dough in the oven. You can also turn on the light in the oven. I call this a proofing cabinet.
- Use flour sparingly – the more flour you use, the more compact the bread will be.
- Do not overwork the dough.
I love this versatile bread. You can either divide the dough into two parts which give you 2 big round loaves for which you can use different fillings, or have it as breakfast bread. I like to divide the dough into 4 parts – it suits our household better.
Ingredients for 2 large or 4 smaller loaves.
200 grams of flour
1 teaspoon of sugar
1 tsp dry yeast (blue)
120 ml or gram of 98,6° (F) water
50 grams of olive oil
1 tsp salt
An egg or yolk
0,5 tsp water
Pinch of salt (optional)
Regular sesame seeds or a mixture of regular sesame seeds and black sesame.
- Insert a pizza stone or turn a baking sheet upside down at the bottom of the oven. Set the oven to 500° (F) without the hot air function for the convection oven.
- Mix 1 teaspoon dry yeast with 1 teaspoon sugar and 200 grams wheat flour in a bowl. Let it rest for 10 minutes.
- Then mix 50 grams of oil and 120 grams of 98,6° (F) water and run it in the machine for 3 minutes.
- Add the salt and run it for another 3 minutes.
- Oil a large bowl and transfer the dough – turn the dough so that the whole dough is covered with oil.
- Cover with a kitchen towel and let it rise in a proofing cabinet or warm place for about 45 minutes.
- Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Fold it a few times and then shape it into an oblong cylinder.
- Divide the dough into either 2 or 4 parts.
- Form each part into a smooth ball or bun.
- Cover and let the dough rest for 10 – 15 minutes.
- Prepare 2 trays with parchment paper. Sprinkle some flour on the parchment paper.
- Flatten the dough with your hands and roll it into a round bread about 4 inches in diameter. Place the loaves on floured parchment paper.
- Beat an egg (or egg yolk) with 0,5 tsp of water and a pinch of salt (optional). Brush the pieces of bread with the mixture. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
- Slide the bread onto the hot pizza stone or upside-down baking tray. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes (depending on size)
You can fill the bread with whatever you like. In the video, I only give an example of what is good to have for breakfast. Spread on honey and then sprinkle generously with crumbled feta cheese. It is indeed heavenly!