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Extremely soft and fluffy Turkish flat bread Bazlama recipe is the old fashion traditional yogurt bread that anyone can easily make at home to pair up with kebabs, curry, and people's favorite baba ganoush.

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It’s phenomenal to make this Bazlama recipe to complete your meal with full appetite option to serve at lunch or dinner.

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  • What is Turkish Flat Bread?
  • About Bazlama Recipe
  • Authentic Turkish Bread Types
  • Why This Recipe Works
  • Bazlama Ingredients
  • How to Make Turkish Flat Bread
  • Bazlama Recipe Video
  • Tips To Make Soft Flat Bread
  • Bazlama Serving
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  • Bazlama Recipe (Turkish Flat Bread)

In yeast bread options, Turkish Bazlama recipe is the winner! If you are beginner and looking forward to experiment bread then make this recipe with confidence and believe me, you don't need much to make it. Simply gather the dough ingredients that you can easily find in your pantry, knead, give time to rise and roll the flatbread to cook on a skillet. That’s it! Carb monster will surely love to make it as it super easy, quick and homemade bread idea that goes well with family meals.

What is Turkish Flat Bread?

Normally flatbread is prepared with unleavened dough but this Turkish flatbread is prepared with leavened bread along with Greek yogurt which makes it super soft and pillowy in texture. This homemade skillet-cooked Turkish bread will spread a delectable yeasty aroma and is extremely delicious to eat as a side dish.

About Bazlama Recipe

Bazlama is the traditional Turkish flat bread recipe circular in shape and prepared with leavened dough and cooked in oven and stovetop. Extremely soft and fluffy in texture to pair up with any curry, soup, and kebabs. People from rural turkey used to make bazlama so it's famous as 'village bread'. The flavor of bazlama is similar to skillet naan which dominates with yeasty and savory flavor.

Bazlama Turkish flatbread is extremely soft, pillowy, and fluffy in texture. You can easily find it in the grocery store but I love to make homemade version to complete my family meal.

Authentic Turkish Bread Types

Turkey is rich to produce variety of bread that people love to eat globally. If you are curious to dig into then here is the few bread types that you can easily find in nearby Turkish restaurants.

  • Bazlama
  • pide
  • Pita
  • Simit (like pretzels) or Acma bread
  • Ekmek
  • Yufka
  • Lavash
  • Gozleme

Why This Recipe Works

  • It's a multi purpose bread recipe that you can use to make pizza, kaboob rolls, shawarma.
  • You can store the cooked bazlama in refrigerator for 2 weeks. Make sure to properly wrap it with cling sheet.
  • You can use the same recipe to cook bazlama in oven.

Bazlama Ingredients

The ingredients of bazlama dough are similar with any pizza dough but the addition of greek yogurt makes it distinguished from other bread recipes. It will make it fluffiest and soft by adding acetic and savory flavor in dough.

Here are the ingredients used in this recipe:

Yeast: Used instant yeast to leaven the dough. It will take 5 minutes to proof. The quality of good bread is hidden in yeasting process so always use good quality yeast to make breads.

Sugar: Granulated sugar used to activate the process of yeast fermentation.

Water: Yeast need warmness to get activated so used lukewarm water.

All Purpose Flour: Used medium gluten all purpose flour to make the bread dough.

Salt: will make it salty in flavor.

Greek Yogurt: It's a thick concentrated yogurt that not only adds a good taste in bread but also helps to make it soft, and fluffy in texture.

Olive Oil: The flavor of extra virgin olive oil in dough will make it super tasty.

Garnish with butter & freshly chopped parsley

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How to Make Turkish Flat Bread

Proof The Yeast: In a bowl, add yeast, white sugar, and lukewarm water. Give it a good mix and cover it for 10 minutes to rise the yeast. Once the yeast will be activated it will turn to make a foamy texture.

Dough Making: In the same bowl of activated yeast, add all-purpose flour, salt, greek yogurt, and olive oil. Crumble all the ingredients with your hands. Now gradually add water to make a soft dough. Properly cover the pan and keep the bowl in a warm place for 2 hours to rise the dough. After 2 hours, take out the dough and knead it for 2 to 3 minutes. Apply oil on hand or white flour to easily handle the dough.

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Distribute the dough in equal parts. Now take one part of the dough and roll with hands and give it the shape of ball. Flat it on board and make a circular shape. Use rolling pin to make it big in size. You can make it thick and thin according to your choice.

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Bread Cooking on Skillet: Preheat the skillet/griddle/pan and gently place the bread on the pan. Give it a little time to cook from one side. It will show bubbles and start to get puffy. Then flip it with a tong or spoon to cook from another side.

In a bowl, add butter and freshly chopped parsley.

Brush the butter over the bread and take it out from the heat.

Keep the bread on absorbent paper to absorb the steam.

Now the Turkish Bazlama flat bread is ready to serve.

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Tips To Make Soft Flat Bread

  • To make pillowy soft bread, always use the right proportion of ingredients.
  • Activate the yeast with sugar and lukewarm water as it will make a big difference to add puffy bread.
  • Use Greek yogurt as it's more concentrated than plain yogurt. It helps to add softness to bread.
  • It's a no-knead bread so kneading doesn't matter here.
  • Don't skip the olive oil with other oil. It will add a specific flavor, and aroma and add lubrication to dough.
  • Give proper time to rise the dough. Don't disturb the dough while it's in process of fermentation.
  • To make a uniform size of bread always distribute the dough in equal parts.
  • If the dough is sticky then manage it with white flour or olive oil by applying it on hands or on a rolling board.
  • Manage the thickness of the bread as per your requirements. You can roll it thin or thick.
  • Don't make it extremely thick as it will double in size during cooking.
  • Avoid rolling the thin bread as it may be torn during cooking because of the elasticity of the dough.
  • Preheat the skillet/griddle/pan to cook the bread.
  • Use a heavy metal pan to cook the bread.
  • If the skillet is lightweight then avoid placing bread at extremely high temperature as it will burn from the bottom.
  • If you are making first time then try to make a test version to understand the temperature.
  • As the bubble forms on the bread and it looks puffy then flip the bread to cook from another side.
  • If you are convenient then bake the bread in the oven.
  • Brushing the bread with olive oil or butter and parsley makes a big difference in taste.

Bazlama Serving

There are variety of options to use bazlam with Turkish cuisine. I personally love to have it with baba ganoush, or hummus.

You can make it a wrap in form of shawarma and add in middle whatever you have in your kitchen. Kaboobs, dips, and pickles makes a pefect wrap for your lunch or dinner.

It pairs up well as a side with baked chicken, roasted tomatoes, honey garlic carrots and sauteed mushrooms.

If you want, you can also turn this pillowy bazlama bread into skillet pizza just by adding toppings with cheese. It's a great idea to use the leftover. Kids will surely love it.

Another way is to make it a little crispy on the skillet and give a diagonal cut like nachos and serve with cheese sauce.

Q & A

What the difference between bazlama and naan?

Bazlama and naan are both comes under the category of flat bread and similar to each other only the regional difference of making makes it different. Both the recipes can be prepared with leavened or non leavened way using skillet and oven. Bazlama belong to Turkey and Naan is from Indian subcontinent.

What to serve with bazlama bread?

Shish Tawook, baba ganoush, humus, baked chicken, soups, dip and sauces are best to serve. Dunk in dakous, the arabic tomato sauce and you love the taste.

How to reheat frozen bazlama?

Microwave for 2 to 3 minutes. Sometimes it become soggy so reheat on preheated skillet to dry the moisture of bread. Alternatively, use preheated oven and reheat for 5 to 10 minutes at 220C. I personally love to use skillet method as it intact the taste like fresh bread.

Can I make Bazlama without yogurt or yeast?

Yes, you can! If you are making without yeast then add baking powder and baking soda to activate the dough fermentation. In the same way, you can make it without yogurt. The reason of adding yogurt is to add softness.

Can I make it vegan bazlama bread?

Yes, you can! use vegan flour and replace the yogurt with plant based yogurt or simply skip it from recipe.

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Bazlama Recipe (Turkish Flat Bread)

Extremely soft and fluffy Turkish flat bread Bazlama recipe is the old fashion traditional yogurt bread that anyone can easily make at home to pair up with kebabs, curry, and people's favorite baba ganoush.

Course Bread

Cuisine Middle Eastern, Turkish

Keyword Bazlama recipe, Turkish Flat bread

Prep Time 15 minutes minutes

Cook Time 8 minutes minutes

Dough Resting Time 2 hours hours

Total Time 23 minutes minutes

Servings 5 Persons

Calories 220kcal

Author Hinz

Ingredients

  • 11 g Instant yeast
  • ½ cup Lukewarm Water
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • 3 cups All purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • Butter + Parsley for topping

Instructions

  • In a deep bowl, add yeast, sugar, and lukewarm water. Mix it well and cover to rise the yeast. It will take 5 to 10 minutes to get a foamy texture.

  • As the yeast is activated, in the same bowl add all purpose flour, salt, greek yogurt, and olive oil. Crumble all the ingredients with hands.

  • Now gradually add water to make a soft dough.

  • Properly cover the pan and keep the bowl at a warm place for 2 hours to rise the dough.

  • After 2 hours, take out the dough and knead it for 2 to 3 minutes. Apply oilon hand or white flour to easily handle the dough.

  • Distribute the dough in equal parts.

  • Now take one part of the dough and roll with hands and give it the shape of ball. Flat it on board and make a circular shape. Use rolling pin to make it big in size. You can make it thick and thin according to your choice.

  • Preheat the skillet/griddle/pan and gently place the bread on pan. Give it little time to cook from one side. It will show bubbles and start to get puffy. Then flip it with a tong or spoon to cook from other side.

  • In a bowl, add butter and freshly chopped parsley.

  • Brush the butter over the bread and take it out from heat.

  • Keep the bread on absorbent paper to absorb the steam.

  • Now the Turkish bazlama flat bread is ready to serve.

Video

Notes

  • To make fluffy bread, always use the defined proportion of ingredients.
  • Activate the yeast with sugar and lukewarm water as it will make a big difference to add puffy bread.
  • Use Greek yogurt as it's more concentrated than plain yogurt. It helps to add softness to bread.
  • Don't skip the olive oil with other oil. It will add a specific flavor, and aroma and add lubrication to dough.
  • Give proper time to rise the dough. Don't disturb the dough while it's in process of fermentation.
  • To make a uniform size of bread always distribute the dough in equal parts.
  • If the dough is sticky then manage it with white flour or olive oil by applying it on hands or on a rolling board.
  • Manage the thickness of the bread as per your requirements. You can roll it thin or thick.
  • Don't make it extremely thick as it will double in size during cooking.
  • Avoid rolling the thin bread as it may be torn during cooking because of the elasticity of the dough.
  • Preheat the skillet/griddle/pan to cook the bread.
  • Use a heavy metal pan to cook the bread.
  • If the skillet is lightweight then avoid placing bread at extremely high temperature as it will burn from the bottom.
  • If you are making first time then try to make a test version to understand the temperature.
  • As the bubble forms on the bread and it looks puffy then flip the bread to cook from another side.
  • If you are convenient then bake the bread in the oven.
  • Brushing the bread with olive oil or butter and parsley makes a big difference in taste.

Nutrition

Calories: 220kcal

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