Pide is something that mostly reminds us of our pastrmalija, but it totally tastes differently. I first tried pide in Turkey, reminded me of pizza with minced meat. I fell in love with the taste and I promised myself I need to try a home version of this specialty. From these ingredients, I made 2 pide(s), one with mince and one with spinach and ricotta. I don't know which one was better, both were amazing!

  •     500 g flour (350 white and 150 wholewheat)
  •     10 g of dry yeast
  •     1 egg
  •     2 tablespoons sour cream
  •     3 tablespoons sunflower oil
  •     100 ml of milk
  •     1 full teaspoon of salt
  •     a little warm water about 50-60 ml
Filling 1:
  • 2 full hands spinach
  • 5-6 teaspoons of salty ricotta (urda)
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 egg
  • grated cheese
To prepare the filling, first shortly boil spinach and drain well, then chop and mix in the ricotta, egg and oil. The grated cheese is added before baking.
Filling 2:
  • about 200 grams of minced meat fried with onions, tomato sauce and spices
  • grated cheese if wanted
For coating the ends
  • 1 egg yolk
  1. Mix all the ingredients for the dough with the help of a mixer. The dough will be a little dry, add a little warm water and knead soft dough with your hand.
  2. Cover it and leave it for about half an hour to rise.
  3. Then re-knead the dough and divide it into 2 parts.
  4. From both parts spread shapes as in pictures, the ends are thicker, and the middle thinner.
  5. Place the filling and coat the ends with the yolk.
  6. Put them to bake at 200 C degrees for  about 20 minutes.