Turkish Flatbread (Bazlama)

Turkish Flatbread (Bazlama)
07 May 2024

Bazlama, a flavor unique to Turkish cuisine, is a type of bread served with meals. Let's see how to make bazlama at home, which accompanies breakfast or meals.

How Many Calories is 1 Serving of Bazlama?

One serving of bazlama prepared without oil is approximately 355 calories. Those who are on weight control are recommended to consume smaller portions.

Prep Time : 20 mins
Cook time : 25 mins
Servings : 4 People
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Turkish Flatbread (Bazlama)


  • Half a packet of fresh yeast (or 3 teaspoon instant yeast)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 cups of warm water
  • A pinch of salt
  • 3.5 - 4 cups flour
Turkish Flatbread (Bazlama)


  1. First, put the yeast and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add warm water and wait until the yeast dissolves.
  2. Slowly add the salt and flour and knead until you get a smooth dough. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let it rest for about 40–45 minutes.
  3. Pick orange-sized pieces from the rested dough. Roll them out on a lightly floured countertop. Using your fingertips, roll them out a little thicker than half a centimeter.
  4. After you roll out all the pieces in the same way, cover them again and let them rest for yeast proofing.
  5. Lightly heat a pan with a non-stick surface. Put the bazlamas into the pan one by one and flip them after 1-2 minutes before they turn golden brown.
  6. Cook in the same way for 1-2 minutes at intervals until the dough is well risen, and take it off the stove.
  7. For those who want to cook the bazlama in the oven, set it to 180 degrees with top and bottom heat. The cooking process takes about 20–25 minutes. Enjoy your meal.
  8. You can serve the bazlama with ali nazik, or roasted beef.
Serving Suggestions

You can serve the bazlama with ali nazik, or roasted beef.

Expert Tips
  • Bazlama dough can also be rolled out with rolling pin. But it will rise better when rolled out by hand.
  • Let the bazlama dough rest for about 45 minutes to yeast to activate.
  • To get the right consistency, you need to let the dough rest before and after rolling it out.
  • When baking the bazlama, constantly turning it upside down will help the dough to rise more quickly and make it softer.
  • The pan you will use in the cooking process is very important. You need to use olive oil to cook the dough in a regular pan.
  • How long does the bazlama dough ferment? After covering the dough with a damp cloth, the dough will ferment within 45 minutes. The fermentation process ends when the fermented dough doubles its previous size.
  • If you are wondering how to make bazlama with milk, reduce the amount of warm water in the recipe to half a glass and add 3 glasses of milk.
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