Jan 10, 2010

Pide




Feel free to use whatever toppings you desire when making your pide. I personally love the taste of nigella and zatar with my bread. These are also common toppings throughout the Middle East. As you know I always add water in my oven when baking bread for a extra moist bread. The use of a plastic bag at the end makes this bread so moist and satisfying, you really should try it when baking always.

1 teaspoon dry yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
1-3/4 cup warm milk
4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons olive oil
nigella seeds, sesame seeds and zatar for toppings

1.In a small bowl add 1/4 cup warm milk, sugar and yeast. Allow to sit until frothy about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl add flour, salt, yeast mixture and mix well with a large spoon. Gradually add remaining milk until dough is at a smooth consistency. Knead dough 5-10 minutes. In another large bowl add a few drops of olive oil. Add dough and allow oil to cover dough. Cover dough with a towel and place in a warm area for 1 hour.

2.Divide dough in half and allow to rest for 20 minutes. On a non stick baking mat form dough about the size of a dinner plate. Dough should not be thin nor to thick. Work dough with hands only. With a pastry brush carefully brush olive oil on top of dough. Add nigella and sesame seeds on top of 1 piece. Add zatar on top of other piece. Cover with a towel and allow to rise for 30 minutes.

3.Pre-heat oven to 400F. In a oven proof pan add water and place on the lowest rack. Baking bread one piece at a time place onto a baking sheet with a baking mat. Allow to cook 15 minutes or until golden on the middle rack. As soon as bread has finished baking immediately place in a plastic bag and close tightly.

Yields: 2

8 fabulous comments:

Cosmic Cook said...

I have never tried these types of breads in the oven (we call them Naan). We usually tend to do them one side in a flat pan on the hob, and then the other side in the grill, and it seems to work perfectly. Anyhow, thanks for sharing your recipe. I hope to try it out soon.

meeso said...

I love zatar on my bread, yum!

Arlette said...

Marhaba Noor

Great posting... Love pide and all kind of yummy home breads

I will give you a secret, try to add a dash of ground mahleb to you dough and see the difference in taste.

Mev said...

Salaam Alaykum Noor!!!!
U commented on my blog :) Thank u!
I hope ur doing well inshallah, I'm really sorry I haven't been on the forum lately, just too busy these days w/ work etc.
I would love to meet u n the other sisters whenever u like, just lemme know! U have my email address from the forum, or the other one on my blog profile, just drop me a line inshallah n lemme know what's going on!
Take Care Ukhti, Much luv, Mev

fridaz80 said...

Asalam Alaykum
Bread looks so yummy! My mom makes the same bread and does so many different toppings for it, sometimes she uses oregano or italian seasonings, sometimes just plain, we all love it!!

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Leesa said...

Marhaba Noor...

I just found this blog and wanted to write to you here... There are two blogs I think you will LOVE -
since I see you have a few blogs on Turkish cooking-- Cenk from Cafe Fernando is out of this world... I LOVE his blog... He's Turkish..
And Farida's A-Z Cookbook .. You can search on Google for their blogs...

Ma'a sallama...
Leesa

Leesa said...

Marhaba Noor...

I just found this blog and wanted to write to you here... There are two blogs I think you will LOVE -
since I see you have a few blogs on Turkish cooking-- Cenk from Cafe Fernando is out of this world... I LOVE his blog... He's Turkish..
And Farida's A-Z Cookbook .. You can search on Google for their blogs...

Ma'a sallama...
Leesa

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