Recipe: Turkish Pizza

TURKISH PIZZA

This is pizza like we've never had it before! It tastes really different to what you'd usually get. Don't let the lack of cheese put you off, create a stack of these and dive in!

Ingredients

The Base

  • 500 g strong white flour
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 250 ml warm milk
  • 50 ml olive oil
  • 1 sachet dried yeast (7g)

The Topping

  • 1 onion
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 green pepper
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 big bunch parsley
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 500 g minced beef
  • 1 generous drizzle olive oil
make the dough

Step 1

Make The Dough

Weigh the flour, salt and sugar into the dough and mix well. Dissolve the yeast into the milk and pour into the flour as you mix by hand, or with dough hook in a machine. Finish with the oil and knead the dough well for at least 5 minutes until its soft and elastic. Leave in a bowl, covered with a tea towel, to prove for an hour in a warm room.

make the topping

Step 2

Make The Topping

Peel and roughly chop up the onion. Deseed and chunk the peppers then quarter the tomatoes. Place all of them into a food processor with the purée, parsley, salt, paprika, cumin and pepper. Blitz to a course paste, not a smooth purée. Transfer to a big mixing bowl and combine with the beef.

preheat the oven

Step 3

Preheat The Oven

Preheat an oven to 220°C and heat up a pizza stone in the oven if you have one (use a baking tray if you don't).

roll the dough

Step 4

Roll The Dough

Take a chunk (about 10% of the mixture) of the proven dough, knock the air from it, then roll super thin (about 2mm) on a lightly floured surface. Transfer to a small chopping board sprinkled with semolina so that you can easily transfer it to the oven.

top and bake

Step 5

Top And Bake

Spread a thin layer of the meat mixture all over and right to the edges as quickly as you can so that you can get the stone back into the oven before it cools. Bake for 5-6 minutes. Remove from the oven and place onto a plate.

cook more and serve up!

Step 6

Cook More And Serve Up!

Repeat to use up the rest of the dough and topping, stacking each newly cooked pizza on top o the last. Sprinkle with fresh parsley to serve. Makes 6

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