How do you heat up Turkish bread?
Toasting Turkish bread in the oven is easy. First, preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, place the bread slices on a baking tray and bake them for about 10 minutes or until they are golden brown.
You can also use an electric griddle instead of a stovetop burner if you prefer. To make this recipe healthier, try using whole wheat flour.
This will give your bread more fiber and nutrients. If you want to add some flavor to your bread, sprinkle it with herbs like rosemary or thyme before cooking.
How is Turkish bread different?
Turkish bread has been around since ancient times. It’s made from flatbread that’s baked at high temperatures.
The dough is usually mixed by hand and then rolled out into thin sheets. These sheets are cut into triangles and stacked together.
They’re often sprinkled with salt and left to dry overnight. When ready to eat, these pieces are broken off and eaten as-is.
Furthermore, there are many variations of Turkish bread depending on where it comes from. For example, one type may be cooked over charcoal while another might be grilled.
Some types have sesame seeds added to them while others don’t. You’ll find all sorts of interesting flavors when making your own version!
How to eat Pide
Pide means ‘pie’ in Turkish. In Turkey, pides are served hot and fresh straight from the oven.
You’ll find many variations of pides throughout Istanbul: savory meat pies filled with ground beef, lamb, chicken, fish, vegetables, cheese, olives, etc., topped with sesame seeds; sweet pastries stuffed with nuts, dried fruits, honey, jam, chocolate chips, cream, ice cream, etc.; and even pizza!
What should I serve with my Turkish bread?
Serve your Turkish bread with hummus or tzatziki sauce. You could even top it with olives!
- 1 loaf Turkish pita bread
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt & pepper
- Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place the pita bread onto the pan and brush each side with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
- Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.
- Bake for 5 – 7 minutes per side or until lightly charred. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly.
- Put it on the bread basket and serve warm or cold.
Olives & Feta Toasted Turkish Bread
This delicious appetizer combines two popular flavors — feta cheese and olives — with one of our favorite foods: Turkish bread. Try serving it alongside grilled meats or seafood dishes.
- 2 loaves Turkish bread
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 3 garlic clove, minced
- 8 ounces crumbled feta cheese
- 12 black olives, pitted and sliced
- 6 sprigs oregano
- Preheat the broiler.
- Cut the tops off the bread and remove any crusty edges.
- Brush both sides of the bread with olive oil.
- Broil 4 inches away from the heating element for 3 – 6 minutes or until crisp and golden.
- Turn over and repeat on other side. Set aside.
- Heat the remaining olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
- Add the clove of garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Stir in the olives and season with salt and pepper.
- Cook another minute.
- Transfer mixture to a bowl and set aside.
- Toast the bread again under the broiler.
- Top each piece with equal amounts of feta cheese and olive mixture. Garnish with oregano leaves.
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