Pide – Turkiye on my mind – #PrayforIstanbul

By January 12, 2016 Recipes No Comments
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Sending prayers to Istanbul. The city where Europe and Asia meets… the city where you see the world’s history, religions, and culture surround you, even ours as new as it is… A city where the hard working, romantic souls that are found within us are all around… A city where I have called some beautiful people arkadaşım (friend). Pray for m friends safety as they live or travel through Istanbul. Pray that this violence stops.

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In honor of a city that I love so much, I’m sharing a recipe for one of my favorite dishes.  Pide is pretty awesome and I find myself craving it every now and again.  There was something very unique about the taste and the way it was made that managed to make me fall out of love with Pizza!  I’m a Chicago girl and Pide ranks above pizza!  I know – blasphemous!

I’ve struggled to find a good recipe and believe this one will be pretty awesome, the pictures are legit and the measurements seem to be on.  If you beat me to the kitchen with trying this one, let me know the outcome… :-)

So to make a pide…

What you’ll need:

  • For the dough:
  • 300 gr/ 15 oz. / 3 cups + 1 tbsp. all-purpose plain flour
  • 5ml/1 tsp. salt
  • 14 gr/4 tsp. dried yeast (2 packs of 7gr dried yeast)
  • 8 fl. oz. /1 cup warm water
  • 45ml/3 tbsp. olive oil
  • For the topping:
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 400 gr/14 oz. ground beef or ground lamb or mixture
  • ½ green bell pepper or 1 green pointy pepper, finely diced
  • 2 medium tomatoes, deseeded and diced
  • 15 ml/ 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 15 ml/ 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt (5 ml/1 tsp. salt is recommended) and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 egg + 15 ml/ 1 tbsp. olive oil to brush the pied

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