Turkish bread



3 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast (or instant yeast)

1 cup hot water

2 tablespoons olive oil

Sesame seeds (optional for topping)



Mix Dry Ingredients: In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, and yeast.

Add Liquids: Gradually add hot water and olive oil, mixing until the dough begins to form.

Knead the Dough: On a floured surface, knead the dough for about 10 minutes.

First Rise: Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a towel, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, or until doubled in size.

Preheat Oven: Set the oven to 425°F (220°C).

Shape and Second Rise: Punch down the dough, shape it into a ball, and place it on a greased baking sheet.

Add Sesame Seeds: Make shallow cuts on the top of the dough and sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired.

Bake: Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the bread is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.

Cooling: Remove from the oven and let cool before slicing.

Note: If using instant yeast, mix it directly with the flour, sugar, and salt.


Enjoy the heartwarming experience of homemade bread, perfect as a side for your meals or simply with a spread of butter. This bread, with its optional sesame seed topping, offers a delightful texture and flavor.

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