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A stack of a soft Turkish Flatbread on top of other flatbreads

Turkish Flatbread (Bazlama)

A Bee Bakes
Turkish flatbreads, or Bazlamas, are easy to make and even easier to eat. They are soft and moist making them the perfect vehicle for an extra saucy meal or soup. They're great as an alternative to pita or naan, so consider eating them with hummus.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 10 people
Calories 217 kcal


  • 1 1/4 cups warm water 105-110F
  • 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast 1 packet
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 3/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 3 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley finely chopped


  • In a large bowl, combine the yeast, sugar, and water. Let sit for about 5-10 minutes, or until the mixture begins to foam and bubble.
  • Whisk in the yogurt, olive oil, and salt. With a wooden spoon, gradually mix a floor and parsley. Turn the dough onto a generously floured surface and knead for 3-4 minutes until no longer sticky and/or springs back when lightly pressed.
  • Divide the dough into 10 equal balls. Sprinkle lightly with flour and cover the dough with a clean kitchen towel. Let rest for 15 minutes.
  • Preheat a medium sauté pan over medium-low heat. Using a rolling pin or your hands, roll or stretch each piece of dough into a large circle, about 6-8 inches across. Repeat with the remaining dough. Brush the top of each lightly with olive oil.
  • Once the pan is hot, place the dough, oil side down. Lightly brush the top surface with olive oil. Allow the flatbread to cook for 1-2 minutes, until bubbles form and the under side is spotted with gold. Flip and cook for another 1-2 minutes, careful not to burn. Stack flatbreads in a clean kitchen towel to retain moisture while repeating the cooking process with the remaining dough.
  • Top finished flatbreads with chopped fresh parsley. Use as an accompaniment to any meal or soup. 


Adapted from The Café Sucre Farine.
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