Turkish pizza dough

Turkish pizza dough

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Makes
10
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Lisa Cohen and William Meppem

Turkish pizzas are one of the country’s most popular snacks. They are baked in woodfired ovens, resulting in a wafer-thin, crisp base. Toppings vary from region to region, but the most widely available is known as lahmacun, which is made with a paste of mildly spicy lamb (and is known as lahme bi-ajeen in Lebanon and Syria).

Three topping variations follow this dough recipe: one is a traditional minced lamb topping and the others are my own creations. Once you’ve got the hang of them, try some of your own ideas, too.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1 tablespoon dried yeast
3/4 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons warm water
150g thick natural yoghurt
60ml extra-virgin olive oil
310g strong bread flour
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
olive oil

Method

  1. Dissolve the yeast and sugar in the warm water and set aside in a warm place for about 10 minutes until frothy. In another small bowl, whisk the yoghurt and extra-virgin olive oil.
  2. Sift the flour and salt into a large bowl. Make a well in the centre and add the yeast and yoghurt mixtures. Use your fingers to work in the flour and form a smooth ball. Transfer to an electric mixer fitted with a dough hook and knead on a low speed for 10–15 minutes until very smooth and shiny. Transfer to a lightly oiled bowl, then cover with a damp tea towel and leave to rest at room temperature for 2 hours or until doubled in size.
  3. Preheat the oven to 220ºC. Knock back the dough, then tip it onto a lightly floured work surface. Divide the dough into 10 portions. Roll each portion into a round, 14 cm in diameter. Brush lightly with oil and spread with your choice of topping. Bake for 6–8 minutes (a fan-forced oven may take as little as 4–5 minutes) and serve piping hot.
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