According to the information obtained from the research carried out, around 4000 BC, the Babylonians knew how to bake bread in special ovens. This delicious recipe from Anatolia is with Into the Flavor!
6½ - 7 cups of flour
2½ cups of warm water
1/2 cup of warm milk
½ tbsp instant yeast
3 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp salt
Mix warm water with the yeast and sugar in a mixing bowl and let it rest for 4-5 minutes.
Then add warm milk, flour, and salt. Start kneading with an electric dough mixer on low speed for the first 6 minutes then increase the speed to mid-level for 4 minutes.
After the dough is done, shape the dough as a big ball then cover it with a cloth and let it rest for 1,5 hours.
Hand-knead the dough for another while and take 3 equal pieces of it.
Sprinkle a little flour on the counter and give shape to the dough pieces you have separated.
Place them on a baking sheet and cover your final dough with a cloth and let it rest for about 15-20 minutes.
Make a thin cut in the center of the dough with a sharp knife. Sprinkle a little flour before it goes into the oven.
Preheat the oven to 200 C / 400 F degrees and bake for 30-35 minutes until the bread looks crispy.
Enjoy your Turkish Bread!