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Yufka flatbread
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5 from 7 votes

Yufka | Turkish Flatbread

Yufka is a very thinly rolled Turkish flatbread made with just the basic ingredients. It can be used to make wraps or as a pastry sheet for desserts.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Resting time4 hrs
Total Time40 mins
Course: Baking, Flatbread
Cuisine: Turkish
Diet: Vegan
Servings: 10 flatbread
Calories: 93kcal

Equipment

  • bowl
  • Griddle
  • spatula

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups All Purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Tablespoon Olive oil
  • Warm Water as needed to make a doudh

Instructions

  • In a wide bowl, add the flour and the salt. Mix well to combine.
  • Slowly add the warm water to form a dough.
  • Add the olive oil and start kneading the dough until it is very soft and smooth.
  • Cover the dough and let it rest for about 4 hours or even overnight. The longer it rests, the easier it is for us to roll as we have to roll the dough really thin.
  • Once the dough is rested, divide the dough into 10 equal pieces.
  • Let the dough balls rest for about 15 minutes.
  • Dusting each ball with enough flour, start rolling the dough. Roll it as thin as possible without tearing the dough.
  • If the dough resists rolling, rest it for few more minutes and then roll again.
  • Heat a heavy pan and cook the rolled Yufka on medium high heat until golden brown on both sides.
  • Remove from heat and keep in between kitchen cloth until ready to serve.
  • The yufka tends to harden very quickly. It can be sprayed/sprinkled with warm water before serving to soften it.

Notes

Expert tip
  • Resting the dough is very important. The more it rests, the easier it is to roll the flatbread.
  • Resting allows us to roll the yufka really thin which is the special characteristic of this Turkish flatbread.
  • When rolling, if the dough resists and rolls back, let it rest for few minutes and then roll again.
  • Cooking the yufka on a heavy pan is essential.
  • Keep the cooked flatbread covered until ready to serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 233mg | Potassium: 20mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg