Homemade Turkish Bread Recipe

Homemade Turkish Bread Recipe

  • 600 grams flour (Adjust if needed, approximately 140 grams more)
  • 500 ml warm water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dry yeast

For the Surface:

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon yogurt
  • Sesame seeds


Preparing the Dough:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, and sugar. Create a well in the center.
  2. Dissolve the dry yeast in warm water and pour it into the well in the flour mixture.

Kneading the Dough:

  1. Mix the ingredients gradually, incorporating the flour from the sides of the well into the liquid. Knead until you form a soft, smooth dough. If the dough is too watery or sticky, add more flour gradually until it reaches the right consistency.

Allowing the Dough to Rise:

  1. Cover the dough with a clean kitchen towel and let it rest in a warm, draft-free place for about 1-2 hours, or until it doubles in size.

Preheating the Oven:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C (390°F).

Preparing the Surface and Baking:

  1. In a small bowl, mix the egg yolk and yogurt to create the glaze.
  2. Divide the risen dough into equal-sized portions and shape them into oval or round loaves.
  3. Place the loaves onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Brush the surface of the loaves with the egg yolk and yogurt glaze.
  5. Sprinkle sesame seeds over the glazed loaves.

Baking the Bread:

  1. Put the baking sheet with the loaves into the preheated oven.
  2. Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until the bread turns golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.
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Cooling and Serving:

  1. Remove the bread from the oven and let it cool on a wire rack.
  2. Once cooled, slice and serve this delicious homemade Turkish bread with your favorite dishes! 🥖🍽️