Pide with cheese and Sucuk is my secret weapon when I have guests and don't know what they particularly like. My brother, for example, is such a special case, because his culinary list of "approved dishes" is extremely short. But I can always wow him with these dough boats and a good load of melted cheese and spicy garlic sausage. Fortunately, the recipe is also very simple and quick to make.
Cheese and garlic sausage: a dream team!
Before we turn to the topping, I would like to clarify for everyone what Pide is: Pide are dough boats made of fluffy yeast dough with a topping of your choice - here it is the Pide with cheese and Sucuk. Pide are known especially from Turkey and have become a real classic worldwide.
The yeast dough for Pide with cheese and Sucuk you can either make yourself really easily or fall back on a ready-made dough from the supermarket, if you should not have time or are in a hurry. But the homemade dough is much better, believe me!
On the yeast dough you simply spread a whole lot of grated cheese and spread a few slices of the delicious garlic sausage called Sucuk on top. As cheese I recommend the Turkish Kashkaval cheese - alternatively you can also take butter cheese. After topping, just fold in the edges so you get the familiar ship shape.
Then your pide with cheese and sucuk lands in the oven and rises nicely. The cheese melts and the sucuk gets nice and aromatic in the oven, almost like a salami pizza. The kitchen will definitely smell so really delicious.
If you like, you can garnish some chili flakes on the pide with cheese and sucuk after baking, but you don't have to.
By the way, you can find more delicious recipes with dough & dumplings here:
- Sfiha: Lebanese mince pies
- Fatayer: delicious spinach pockets
- Manakish: Lebanese pita with za'atar and olive oil
- Rekak: crispy cheese rolls with filo dough
Now I wish you in any case first a lot of fun trying and of course a good appetite!
- Halabi, Rafik (Author)
Recipe for pide with cheese and sucuk
For the dough
- 300 g Wheat flour type 550
- 3,5 g Dry yeast
- 1 pinch Sugar
- 80 ml lukewarm water
- 100 ml lukewarm milk
- 1 tablespoon Olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1 Egg yolk
For the filling
- 150 g Kashkaval cheese or butter cheese
- 100 g Sucuk sausages
- 1 pinch Chili flakes
- Sift flour into a bowl.
- Press a small well in the flour mound, add yeast and sugar and mix with water. Leave to rest or react for a few minutes.
- Add milk, oil and salt and knead by hand or with a food processor for about 6-8 minutes until a smooth dough.
- Cover dough with a cloth and let rise for about 90 minutes.
- Meanwhile, prepare the filling.
- Grate cheese. Alternatively, you can also use grated mozzarella.
- Peel the sucuk and cut into slices.
- Preheat oven to 200 °C top/bottom heat. Roll out baking tray with baking paper.
- Dust the work surface with flour and cut the dough into two equal parts. You can simply weigh the dough.
- Roll out the dough lengthwise with a rolling pin. Spread the cheese and sausage in the center. Leave a margin of approx. 1-2 cm free.
- Carefully fold the edge and press lightly. At the ends, the edges should overlap and taper to a point. Press them well so that they do not open during baking.
- Mix egg yolk in a small bowl and brush the edges of the pide with it.
- Bake pide in oven for about 15 minutes until golden brown.
- Serve the pide with a pinch of chili flakes.