Basic Turkish Flatbread

Preparation info
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    • Difficulty


Appears in
Bake!: Essential Techniques for Perfect Baking

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2010

  • About

The Turkish name for this merely means ‘bread’, owing to the fact that this is so widely made. There are many variations of it too, some made with a sourdough starter instead of yeast.


  • 1 batch Middle Eastern Flatbread Dough, fully risen
  • Polenta for the baking tin
  • Baking sheet or swiss roll tin sprinkled with a light dusting of polenta or lined with baking paper


  1. Without folding over the dough, scrape it to a floured work surface. Turn the dough over so that the smooth top surface is uppermost. Round the dough by repeatedly pulling upward all around the perimeter and pushing and pinching those flaps of dough into the centre (A). Turn the dough over, cover it with a tea towel and let it rest for 5-10 minutes.