I’m a big fan of Turkish food, and thank’s to a Turkish lady’s account I follow on Instagram (for those of you who use Instagram, the account is @TurkishRecipes), I found this recipe! I saw a picture of the Turkish Pide’s she posted and knew I had to do it. They look like a long boat and are filled with meat, onion, tomatoes, parsley, and feta. It’s not the first time I try this recipe at home now and is also my contribution to Fiesta Friday #117. I hope you will enjoy it as much as we did at home!
Serves: 4 large or 6 small pides
Ingredients: (For the pide)
- 500g of flour (all purpose/plain flour)
- 20g of fresh yeast
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- A pinch of salt
- 320ml of warm water
- In the mixing bowl of the stand mixer add the flour and the sugar.
- Crumble the fresh yeast in the middle and add the salt on the side.
- Start to mix all the ingredients with the hook of your stand mixer on a low speed.
- Pour the water and now mix on a medium speed for a few minutes.
- Finally, mix on a high speed until the dough becomes smooth and detaches from the bowl.
- Cover with a clean kitchen cloth and set aside in a warm place for 1 hour.
Ingredients: (for the filling)
- 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
- 1 white onion (chopped)
- 200g of minced beef
- 3 medium tomatoes (chopped)
- A fresh bouquet of parsley (chopped)
- A pinch of salt
- A pinch of black pepper
- Feta cheese
- 1 egg yolk for the brush
- In a large pot add the olive oil and the chopped onion.
- Cook on a medium heat until the onions become soft.
- Add the chopped tomatoes and continue to cook for a few minutes.
- Add the minced beef, the salt, and the black pepper.
- Cook until the beef is cooked.
- Remove from the heat and add the chopped parsley on top.
- Preheat the oven to 180C degrees.
- Line a wax paper on a large tray and set aside.
- Transfer the dough on a clean floured surface, punch it down gently to release the air.
- Divide the dough into 4 equals balls.
- Flatten each ball with your hands.
- With a rolling pin flatten the dough to make the shape of an oval boat (the size of your tray).
- Add a little of the stuffing in the middle.
- Fold the sides and pinch the end of each Pide.
- Brush with an egg yolk the edges and transfer the Pide on the tray.
- Cook for 30 minutes (or once the edges turn golden brown).
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
- Add some Feta cheese and parsley on top.
Serve with a Turkish tea.
PS: If you use dry yeast follow the instructions behind your package.