This Turkish pide with feta and tomato brings Middle Eastern flavors and it is easy to make and incredibly tasty. It is perfect as an appetizer or with a green salad on the side. Pita or pide is commonly used in the Mediterranean, Middle East.
Turkish Pide with Tomato and Feta Recipe
- 500 g white bread flour
- 1½ tbsp instant dried yeast
- 2 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp sugar
- 300 ml lukewarm water
- 85 ml olive oil plus extra for brushing for the topping
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 large onions, sliced
- 400 g can plum tomatoes, drained
- 200 g feta cheese
- 2 tsp dried oregano
- fresh oregano, to serve
- First, you have to make the bread dough. You can do it either by hand or using a mixer with a dough hook.
- To make the dough you need to mix the main ingredients: flour, salt, yeast and sugar together. You can add to the mixture water and oil. Start with less water and keep kneading for about 10-15mins until you get a springy, soft dough.
- Use a large bowl and put a few drops of oil and spread it through the bottom. Add the dough into it and cover it. Set it aside till it doubles its size.
- Till you are waiting you can heat a large sauté pan with 2 tbsp oil and cook the onion till you see it that it starts getting caramelized.
- Preheat the oven to 200C and split the dough into 4 pieces and create an oval-like shape.
- Now put in each of the dough pieces the caramelized onions, tomatoes, oregano and feta cheese.
- The ends of each oval-like dough pieces need to twist in order to hold the mixture inside.
- Put them into a baking dish, put on top salt and pepper, sprinkle some extra olive oil and bake for 15-18 mins. When you see that the dough is getting golden brown then you can turn off the oven.
- It is recommended to serve them warm.
Inspiration and adaptation: ahedgehoginthekitchen.com, vegetariantimes.com, mygerman.recipes, olivesintheoven.com
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