Pide Recipe...aka....Turkish Pizza

My daughter was home for about 24 hours so I made a big brunch for her before she left. I love discovering new recipes and this is a definite new favorite. I was perusing Turkish recipes when I came across this one for a popular Turkish street food. Pide (peedah).

Pour 1 cup of milk into your mixer bowl.

Add 1 tablespoon of rapid rise yeast.

Add 1 teaspoon of sugar and 1 teaspoon of salt.

Add 1 egg.

Add 3 tablespoons of oil.

Add 3 to 3 1/2 cups of flour. Knead until you have a nice smooth dough. The dough will be a bit sticky. Place it in an oiled bowl and turn to coat. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes or so.

In a couple tablespoons of melted butter, brown 10 ounces of ground beef and one diced onion.

Add 5 cloves of diced garlic, 2 teaspoons of cumin and some salt and black pepper.

Add 3 tablespoons of chopped fresh mint and 1/2 cup of chopped fresh parsley. Squeeze in the juice of 1/2 of a lemon.

Oops! This is out of order but here is the antipasto platter I made for her. It has assorted sausage slices, prosciutto, roasted peppers, Italian cheeses, tomatoes and basil and olives. This was served with my semolina bread.

Next up, French toast made with the semolina bread.

This is the pide dough after about 40 minutes.

Sprinkle some cornmeal on parchment paper.

Press half of the dough into a large oval the length of a cookie sheet.

Spread half of the meat mixture over the dough.

Top with some diced tomato. I used sliced cherry tomatoes.

Add some diced or shredded cheese. I used mozzarella and fontina.

Roll the edges in to form the classic boat shape. Brush the edges with a whisked egg.

Spoon the remaining egg over the filling.

Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes or until the crust is golden.

I sprinkled parmesan on top just before baking.

Place the pide in a preheated 400 degree oven and bake for 25 minutes.

Here it is fresh out of the oven.

To serve, slice it crosswise and straight down the middle.

For the second one, I added mushrooms and kalamata olives. The variations are as endless as those of regular pizzas.


Anonymous said…
How annoying! I just posted a comment and got an error message so I don´t know if it reached You. If so this comment can be deleted!

Strange that I´ve never seen this before! Turkish food is quite popular here (even if most people doesn´t know it´s turkish :-) ) and as far as I know are most pizzerias owned by turks :-)

This looks like something I would love so it´s a must try when I star my vacation :-)

Have a great day!
This looks like the best pizza ever. All kinds of different ingredients are running around in my head. Let's make it with ground lamb!
Pricilla said…
It looks delicious. I will have to try this one.
Anonymous said…
I've never saw this before, I know my family of carnivores would do justice to this mighty quick,, looks good.Nice for you to have your daughter home,, even if just for a short visit,, i miss my daughter,, very much,,have a good sunday and i hope its cooler today,, I still laugh thinking of you sitting in your patio chair in your birthday suit,,
i would love to reach right though the screen and grab a first real food in days would be THIS!!!! man, that looks so good !!!!

love the rolled crust with the brushed egg !!!!
I do love a vesica piscis shaped pizza.
Suzanne said…
Yup, the frozen pizza I am munching on reading this post just lost all its flavor.
Mystica said…
As usual scrumptious!
William Bezek said…
Oh yeah, well have you ever had a Chinese Burrito?
Jennifer said…
Wow, that looks delicious! Your house must smell so yummy all the time with all this delicious food you cook and bake!
SharleneT said…
Okay, this one I'm definitely going to do and have success. (I WANT YOUR MIXER!!!) Sure does look yummy. Does your daughter cook, too?
Suzie said…
It must have been wonderful for your daughter to be home again, even for a few hours. I imagine that you miss each other tremendously.

This new version of foods on a crust is very appealing. .and I love the rustic crust! Thanks so much for the recipe! My horizons keep expanding, thanks to you!
You woman, must have an ENDLESS expense account for groceries.
To be able to have ALL these items available that you created each day...AMAZING.
I would oh so love to be able to come and enjoy your cooking...just looking at it makes me SO hungry... every time I come here.

Quay Po Cooks said…
Looks mouth watering worthy. Love the rustic crust too.