Turkish Flatbread Recipe :Bazlama in Less Than One Hour

This Turkish Flatbread recipe will help you make easy no knead soft Bazlama in less than one hour with only five basic ingredients.

Turkish Flatbread recipe

Bazlama is Turkish Flatbread which is soft and delicious and also called village bread ,that is mostly cooked in the special designed outdoor rock ovens since centuries at Turkish culture.

We can also cook this flatbread in a cast iron pan or a heavy bottomed pan on stove top or over wood fire.

It resembles a thick pita bread.

What you will love about this Turkish Flatbread Recipe

In this Easy Turkish Flatbread Recipe we use only five basic ingredients

We don’t need to knead the bread dough and so it is so easy to make this Turkish flatbread.

We can bake and enjoy this wonderful Turkish bread ,Bazlama in less than 1 hour.

This Turkish bread is soft, delicious and  it has a chewy texture

Bazlama,Turkish Flatbread Ingredients

Turkish Flatbread ingredients
  1. Flour :390 gor 3 cups loosely packed
  2. Water :312 ml or 1 and 1/4 cup+1 tbsp
  3. Salt :1 tsp or 6g
  4. Sugar :1 tbsp or 12.5 g
  5. Yeast :1 and 1/2 tsp or 4.5g(If using Active Dry yeast use 2 tsp)

How to make this Turkish Bread, Bazlama

In this Turkish flatbread recipe, we are making it in five simple steps.

  1. Prepare the dough
  2. First Proofing (30 minutes)
  3. Divide and shape into round Balls and then roll out to form dough discs
  4. Bake the Bazlama or Turkish flatbread on a preheated skillet.

1.Prepare the dough

In this No Knead Bread Recipe we are making the bread dough in a very simple and easy method.

Pour in the lukewarm water in to a bowl.

Then add the sugar,salt and yeast.

Stir and Mix until the ingredients dissolve.

Add the flour and combine them all together to form a shaggy mass of dough.

Make sure there are no dry patches left behind.

2.Proof the dough

Now cover the dough and let it rise for 30 minutes.

3.Divide and shape the dough

After 30 minutes, pull and stretch the dough from all four sides.

As the dough is very sticky to handle ,Dip your hands in water to prevent any chance of dough sticking to your hands.

Divide the dough into four equal halves.

Shape each of them into round balls.

As the dough is very sticky dust it with enough flour so that we can work smoothly.

Work less with this sticky dough while shaping it into ball so that we can handle it well.

Take the first one that we shaped into ball and cover the rest.

Flatten the dough ball to form a flat round disc of approximately 16-17 cm in diameter and 1 and 1/2 cm in thickness.

Take it onto the preheated pan.

For Best results use heavy bottomed pan like cast iron skillet.

The one I have use is 10.5 inch Lodge Cast iron Pan which is great for making Flatbreads and pan pizzas.

4.Bake the Turkish bread, Bazlama on stove top.

Heat a heavy bottomed cast iron pan over medium heat and place the rolled out dough on it.

Turn it over after around 1 minute when it starts to puff up on top and cook the other side.

Turn it again (after 1 and half -2 minutes) and repeat this for a few times. It will be done in approximately 6-7 minutes.

Transfer it on a tea towel and cover with another tea towel. Repeat for the remaining flattened dough circles. 

Note :As this Turkish Flat Bread ,Bazlama is a very thick flatbread, we need the inside of bread to be well cooked.So We need to Cook it over low to medium heat.

When I first made this Bazlama,Turkish Flatbread, the bread turned out to be doughy in the middle.The reason was, I cooked it on a little high heat and the out side turned brown faster and the inside remained uncooked or undercooked.

Turkish Flatbread Recipe

How to eat bazlama,Turkish bread

There are so many different ways that we can have this Turkish Flatbread.

10 Different ways that we can have Bazlama or Turkish flatbread

Turkish Flatbread
  1. Bazlama,can be eaten for breakfast with butter or olive oil.
  2. It can be stuffed with herbs, roasted meat and cheese and then grilled and can have as delicious sandwich.
  3. We can use them as wrap as they are very soft and flexible.
  4. Bazlama is also best to have with some dips like Hummus or tzatziki sauce, when cut into wedges.
  5. Make flatbread pizza. Just add toppings and bake for 5-8 minutes in a 450˚F oven.
  6. Brush each hot flatbread with oil, then top with parsley and chili flakes.
  7. Spread some peanut butter and a drizzle of honey for a delicious snack.
  8. Just slice open the Bazlama and spread one side with tomato ketchup and the other side with with some mayonnaise and then with some shredded chicken and lettuce.Close and slice it into four equal parts and enjoy delicious restaurant style sandwich.
  9. Stuff with scrambled eggs and bacon for breakfast flatbreads.
  10. Spread the bread with a melted butter and mince garlic with herbs while it is still hot.This makes the bread even softer and can bring a flavor and taste very similar to a garlic naan.
Turkish Flatbread Bazlama with Hummus

Why My Bazlama,Turkish flatbread turned out doughy in the middle

As Bazlama is a thick flatbread, if we bake them on stove top in a really hot preheated cast iron pan, the top will burned too fast and the center will not get cooked properly.

So cook it over medium heat so that the center of the bread get cooked completely.

Let the bread sit for 3-4 minutes after cooking and before slicing.Thus the entrapped steam can cook the bread completely.

Turkish Flatbread as sandwich

How does this Easy no knead Turkish flatbread ,Bazlama taste like

Bazlama has a texture very similar to a combination of crumpet and Pita bread.

They taste very similar to a pita bread.

It is soft and moist in the middle and contain lots of open pores.

It is cooked in a very similar manner as we cook English muffins.

These open pores can absorb spreads like Hummus, jam ,honey or oil and so we can go creative and make many delicious flavors .

Can I make this flatbread dough ahead of time

Yes you can make this Turkish bread dough ahead of time. 

You can keep this Easy No knead bread dough in fridge after the first proofing .I prefer to do the stretching and folding as well before keeping it in fridge.

When you want to bake the Bazlama,Take the dough outside and let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes or until it comes to room temperature.

When it reaches room temperature, just degas the dough and you can proceed with the rest of the steps .That is to divide and shape the dough and then cook.

Turkish Flatbread Recipe

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Turkish Flatbread recipe

Turkish Flatbread Recipe :Bazlama

This Turkish Flatbread recipe will help you make easy no need soft Bazlama in less than one hour with only five basic ingredients.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Proofing Time 30 mins
Total Time 41 mins
Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine Turkish
Servings 4 Breads

Equipment

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Ingredients
  

  • 390 g Flour 3 cups (loosely packed)
  • 312 ml Lukewarm Water 1 and 1/4 cup+1 tbsp
  • 1 tsp Salt or 6 g
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp Yeast or 4.5 g(If using Active Dry yeast use 2 tsp)
  • 1 tbsp Sugar or 12.5 g

Instructions
 

1.Prepare the dough

  • In this No Knead Bread Recipe we are making the bread dough in a very simple and easy method.
    Pour in the lukewarm water in to a bowl.
    Then add the sugar,salt and yeast.
    Stir and Mix until the ingredients dissolve.
    Add the flour and combine them all together to form a shaggy mass of dough.
    Make sure there are no dry patches left behind.

2.Proof the dough

  • Now cover the dough and let it rise for 30 minutes.

3.Divide and shape the dough

  • After 30 minutes, pull and stretch the dough from all four sides.
    As the dough is very sticky to handle ,Dip your hands in water to prevent any chance of dough sticking to your hands.
    Divide the dough into four equal halves.
    Shape each of them into round balls.
    As the dough is very sticky dust it with enough flour so that we can work smoothly.
    Work less with this sticky dough while shaping it into ball so that we can handle it well. 
    Take the first one that we shaped into ball and cover the rest.
    Flatten the dough ball to form a flat round disc of approximately 16-17 cm in diameter and 1 and 1/2 cm in thickness.
    Take it onto the preheated stove top.

4.Bake the Turkish bread, Bazlama on stove top.

  • Heat a heavy bottomed cast iron pan over medium high heat and place the flattened dough on it. 
    Turn it over after around 1 minute when the top start to puff up and cook the other side.
    Turn it again (after 1 and half-2 minutes)and repeat this for a few times. It will be done in approximately 6-7 minutes. 
    Transfer it on a tea towel and cover with another tea towel. Repeat for the remaining flattened dough circles. 

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Notes

As this Turkish Flat Bread ,Bazlama is a very thick flatbread, we need the inside of bread to be well cooked.So We need to Cook it over low to medium heat.
Keyword Bazlama, easy no knead bread, Turkish bread, Turkish Flatbread recipe

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