Homemade Turkish bread studded with spicy Turkish sausage and melting cheese.


  • For the dough

  • 450g/ bread flour, plus extra for kneading

  • Pinch salt

  • 7g sachet instant yeast

  • 350ml tepid water

  • For the filling per pide

  • 100g Kashkaval cheese, grated

  • 2tbsp dried red chilli flakes

  • 1 x 80graw sucuk (or sujuk) sausage (spicy Turkish sausage), thinly sliced

  • 3 tomatoes, thinly sliced

  • 2tbsp olive oil


  • 1.

    To make the dough by hand, put the flour, salt and yeast into a large bowl. Mix well, then pour in the water and combine to make a sticky dough.

  • 2.

    Flour the work surface generously, then turn out the dough and knead lightly. Knead in some of the flour from the work surface, adding a little more if the dough remains sticky. It should come away from the surface cleanly.

  • 3.

    Keep kneading until the dough no longer sticks to the surface. Continue kneading in no particular fashion for a full 5 minutes, then put the dough into a floured bowl and set aside, covered with cling film or a clean tea towel, until it has risen to double its size. This takes anything up to an hour, depending on the warmth of your room.

  • 4.

    Preheat the oven to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7. The dough makes enough for six pides, and the following instructions will be for one.

  • 5.

    Divide the dough into six balls of equal size and weight. On a floured board roll each piece into an oblong measuring roughly 35cm/14in x 15cm/6in. Transfer to a baking tray.

  • 6.

    Mix the cheese with the chilli flakes and cover the base of the dough with the mixture, leaving a 2cm/¾in gap around the edges.

  • 7.

    Lay the tomatoes evenly across the cheese, making two rows down the middle. Top with a row of sausage slices.

  • 8.

    Fold the sides of the dough over to create a wall that will hold the filling in. Secure by twisting the ends. Finish with a final trickle of olive oil and bake for 15–20 minutes.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (6 servings)

  • Energy 410kj
  • Fat Total 13g
  • Saturated Fat 4g
  • Protein 14g
  • Carbohydrate 58g
  • Sugar 2g
  • Sodium 194mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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