Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Pide (Turkish Pizza)

Pide (Turkish Pizza)

Prep time 1 hour
Cook time 20 mins

Serves: 4-6


- Dough:
3 cups whole wheat flour
1 tbsp instant yeast
2 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 cup lukewarm water
¼ cup olive oil
2 tbsp extra olive oil to brush pides 

- Filling:
3 tbsp olive oil
250g ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
A handful of parsley, chopped
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp red pepper flakes
A pinch of cumin

1-Mix flour, instant yeast, sugar and salt.
2-Pour olive oil and add water little by little. Use your hand to combine them well until you have a soft dough.
3-Cover it and wait to rise for an hour. 

4-Heat olive oil in a skillet.
5-Add ground beef and onion, cover it so that it releases its water.
6-When it starts to absorb its water, add peppers and spices, stir.
7- Cook it for about 10 minutes stirring occasionally.
8- Let it cool. Add chopped parsley when it cools.
9-Preheat oven at 180C.
10-Dust a little flour on the counter or on a wooden board.
11-Make a log from dough and cut it into 16-18 eaqual balls.
12-Dust the counter again and roll one of the balls out thin giving it an oval shape.
13-Put some filling in it and stick the edges of pide.
14-Repeat the same steps until you finish all balls. 

15-Brush each pide with olive oil and bake them at 180C until golden, for about 20 minutes.

16-You can use a frying pan to cook it. Using medium heat, cook uncovered for 3 minutes then lower the heat and cover and cook for 4 minutes. Lastly, uncover and cook for a further 2 minutes.


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