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Small slices of Turkish pide bread on a round wooden board.

Turkish Pide Bread (Fladenbrot)

Traditional Turkish pide bread, also known as Fladenbrot in German, is a round or oval focaccia-like flatbread that's incredibly fluffy and easy to bake. The pillowy texture makes it a great wrapper for kebabs and sandwiches.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Resting Time 1 hr 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 55 mins
Course Bread
Cuisine Turkish
Servings 1 large flatbred
Calories 2349 kcal


  • Pizza stone optional


Flatbread Dough

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups water lukewarm
  • 1 1/2 tsp active dried yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp olive oil extra virgin

Glaze & Topping

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp white sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp black sesame or nigella seeds


Activate yeast

  • Add the yeast and sugar to the lukewarm water to activate the yeast. Mix well and set it aside.
    1 1/2 cups water, 1 1/2 tsp active dried yeast, 1 tsp sugar

Prepare flatbread dough

  • In a large bowl, combine flour and salt.
    4 cups all-purpose flour, 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • Add the activated yeast and olive oil, and thoroughly combine all ingredients until you have a smooth dough which will take 2-3 minutes.
    3 tbsp olive oil
  • Cover the bowl with a damp tea towel and rest it at room temperature for 1 hour.
  • Remove the dough from the bowl and add it to a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Form a round flat circle, with a diameter of about 30cm. Add a check pattern with a large knife or simply add your fingertips to add dimples to the dough. Cover it with a tea towel for another 20 minutes.
  • In the meantime, preheat the oven to 200C/400F. Add a pizza stone if you have one.
  • Combine the egg yolk with milk and mix it thoroughly. Brush the top of the flatbread generously with the glaze.
    1 egg yolk, 1 tbsp milk
  • Sprinkle sesame and/or nigella seeds evenly onto the pide flatbread and bake it on the pizza stone or a baking tray for 25 minutes until golden brown. Best enjoyed while it's still warm!
    1/2 tsp white sesame seeds, 1 tsp black sesame or nigella seeds


To create a crisp base, bake the Turkish bread on a pre-heated pizza stone in the oven or on a baking tray at a lower rack in your oven.
The taste of nigella seeds can hard to get or too strong in taste. You can easily substitute them with black sesame seeds for a similar look but a milder taste.
You can make 1 large or 4 smaller flatbreads with this recipe. Smaller ones are perfect for doner kebabs and sandwiches.


Calories: 2349kcalCarbohydrates: 395gProtein: 63gFat: 55gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 35gCholesterol: 196mgSodium: 3541mgPotassium: 764mgFiber: 19gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 294IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 165mgIron: 25mg
Keyword Bread, easy
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