Delicious Turkish Bread – no kneading required! This fluffy vegan flatbread topped with sesame seeds is the perfect companion to all dips and mezze dishes.

Prep Time10 mins

Cook Time20 mins

Rising time1 hr 30 mins

Total Time2 hrs

Course: Bread

Cuisine: Turkish

Keyword: Turkish Bread, Turkish Flatbread

Servings: 8 slices

Calories: 188kcal


For the bread

  • 270 g (2 ¼ cups) bread flour plus more for dusting
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 ¼ tsp rapid rise dried yeast ( 1x7g packet)
  • 240 ml (1 cup) plant milk, lukewarm (I used pea protein milk)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp semolina , for the baking tray


  • 2 tbsp oat or soy cream
  • 1 tbsp white and black sesame seeds


  • Measure the flour into your mixing bowl and stir in the sugar, salt and yeast.
  • Add the milk and stir with a dough hook or wooden spoon to combine.
  • Add the oil and stir once more, scraping the sides of the bowl.
  • Cover with a clean linen towel and place someplace warm to rise for an hour or until doubled in size.
  • Dust your worktop with flour and tip the dough onto it. Sprinkle the dough with more flour, it will be sticky, and use your hands to shape it into a circle.
  • Dust a lined baking tray with a little semolina and place the dough onto it. Use your fingertips to create a smaller inner ring along the edge of the dough.
  • Use your fingers to create a cross on the inner circle then diagonal lines to create 8 sections (like a sliced pizza).
  • Cover loosely with cling film and leave to rise for 30-40 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 220° C (430° F).
  • Dent the dough along the pattern you have created with your fingers. Brush all over with the oat cream and sprinkle with the sesame seeds.
  • Bake in the centre of the oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden.
  • Cool slightly before tearing into slices and serve with your favourite dips.


How to Store Turkish Bread

This bread tastes best when fresh out of the oven. In fact it is impossible to resist when warm, fluffy and fragrant!

You can store it wrapped in a clean linen towel for a couple of days. It will start to go stale but you can revive it by toasting if you like.

Alternatively you can freeze the bread and toast from frozen.


Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 310mg | Potassium: 112mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 119IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg