Turkish Bread

Turkish bread, known for its soft, fluffy interior and slightly crisp crust, is a staple in Turkish cuisine. Often served alongside main dishes, used to scoop up dips, or simply enjoyed with a drizzle of olive oil, this bread is versatile and deeply satisfying. The process of making Turkish bread involves a straightforward yeasted dough, which is then shaped and baked to perfection. Below is a recipe to make your own Turkish bread at home.


For the Dough:

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for kneading
  • 1 tablespoon instant yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water (approximately 110°F or 45°C)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra for greasing

For the Topping:

  • 1 egg yolk, beaten (for glazing)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Sesame seeds or nigella seeds (kalonji), for sprinkling


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