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Sunday, April 06, 2008

Sujuk Pide

(Sucuklu Pide)

Sujuk Pide
Dough Ingredients:
7 gr active dry yeast
1 tsp sugar
1/4 + 3/4 cup warm water
~2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp olive oil + 1 tsp olive oil

28-30 slices sujuk
3/4 cup kashar or mozzarella cheese, grated
1 tomato, peeled, sliced
1 cubanelle pepper, seeds discarded, sliced in 8

1 tbsp yogurt mixed with 2 tbsp water

In a small bowl, mix the yeast, sugar and 1/4 cup warm water. Stir well so the yeast dissolves. Let it rest for 15 minutes.

In a large bowl, sift the flour and salt. Add in the bubbly yeast mixture, 3/4 cup warm water and olive oil. Mix and place the dough on the lightly floured counter. Knead well for about 10 minutes until it becomes smooth (no more crumbles). Then spread 1 tsp of olive oil inside a clean bowl. Place the dough in it and turn it upside down so the olive oil is absorbed all around. Then cover with a clean, damp towel. Put aside for about an hour at room temperature until the dough rises to double its size.

Place the dough on the lightly floured counter. Press all over with your hands to get rid of any air bubbles. Cut the dough in 4 equal pieces with a knife. Knead and give a ball shape to each, cover with a damp towel, and put aside for about 15 minutes. Use your hands to flatten the dough first, then use a roller give each a long oval shape. Sprinkle the grated cheese on top. Place sujuk and tomato slices. Then arrange 2 slices of pepper on top (picture). Fold the long sides towards the inside, then twist the ends to give a boat shape (picture).

Place parchment paper on an oven tray, then arrange the dough pieces on it. Brush some yogurt mixture along the edges.

Preheat the oven to 500 F (250 C). Place the tray on the middle rack and bake for about 15 minutes. Take it out of the oven and immediately brush butter or olive oil on the edges.

Serve with Ayran or Turkish Tea, parsley, red or white onion on the side.

4 Sujuk Pide.



At 9:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Binnur Hanim-
I tried this last night and it worked wonderfully! I had a small piece of lamb in the freezer that I minced for another topping with onion and egg. Super!! I can't wait until it gets a little warmer, I'm going to try making this on the grill.

At 9:48 PM, Blogger Allie said...

It's only a sort of "on topic" question, but could this dough be used to make spinach boreg? I buy these little pies at my local grocer, but I can't make them because I'm not sure exactly how to do the dough. The dough you made in this recipe looks similar to the visual appearance of the pies I buy. Would this dough work for it?

At 12:56 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Allie,
It is hard to tell if it is the same dough or not without tasting it:) You can use the same dough to make spinach pide.

At 12:39 PM, Blogger Allie said...

Wonderful; thank you so much!!

At 1:58 PM, Blogger Leigh said...

ha - this brings back memories - we had this one night in Hisaronu, in a place called 'Bella Mama's' or something like that - they called them 'gondolas' owing to thier shape and we sat there in awe, thinking 'how could something be so simple'! ... great post - that was almost ten years ago!

At 10:11 AM, Blogger Gizem926 said...

Merhaba Binnur Hanim,

First of all, I LOVE your site. I am not very successful with cooking but your site has made everything much easier. Just last night I made your baklava and it was great! For this recipe, do you have to make your own dough? Can I use the Turkish yufka the local turkish market sells? Simdiden tesekkur ederim,


At 4:58 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Merhaba Sevgili Gizem,
Thank you:) You need a dough for the pide. You may find ready to use Italian Pizza Dough in the bag in your supermarket which is perfect to make pide. Or ask your local pizza maker or bakery to have pizza or bread dough in your neighborhood.

At 2:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I made this for supper .It was great!..My husband liked it a lot.May I ask;
Do you have a recipe for chocolate cake as well? Thanks so much!

At 9:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Made it, loved it. I kept the dough in the freezer and then when friends came over and wanted to try I just sat it out for about 10 mins and prepared. Great!

At 9:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just want to thank you for this recipe. I made it the other day and it was just great. I could not have done it without your wonderful instructions. Thanks!


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