Recipe for Turkish bread
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5 from 3 votes

Turkish Bread Recipe

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Baking, Bread
Servings: 2 loaves
Author: Amanda McInerney of (inspired by a recipe from The Orgasmic Chef)


  • 500 gms strong bakers flour I use Lauckes Wallaby flour
  • 7 gms dried yeast
  • 375 mls warm filtered water
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp nigella seeds
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 extra Tbs olive oil


  • Place the yeast in the Magimix Cook Expert bowl first, then add all other ingredients EXCEPT the seeds, egg yolk and extra oil and lock lid on.
  • Choose Bake/bread/brioche program and press auto to start. The program will stop after one minute, press auto again for it to finish kneading the dough.
  • Leave the dough in the bowl and leave the lid on.
  • Change program to Expert/60 minutes/speed 0/temp 30C to prove the dough.
  • Place risen dough from the Cook Expert bowl onto a lightly floured surface. Cut it in half and flatten slightly before placing each onto a sheet of baking paper on oven trays. Patting and pulling, gently shape the dough into two flat, rectangular loaves about the width of your hand.
  • Cover them with a damp cloth and allow to rise again for 15-20 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 230C.
  • Using your finger or the handle of a wooden spoon, poke the tops of each loaf.
  • Whisk egg yolk and oil together and gently brush both loaves, then sprinkle with combined seeds.
  • Bake for 12 minutes, until golden.