Mince-filled pide

By Hope Malau
10 November 2015

Pide is a Turkish dish of pizza pastry shaped like a slipper encasing a savoury filling.

Serves: 4

Preparation: 10 min

Cooking: 10 min


5 g yeast

5 ml (1 t) sugar

100 ml lukewarm water

250 ml (1 c) flour

5 ml (1 t) salt

1 egg yolk mixed with 5 ml (1 t) water


300 g mince, cooked

1 lemon, zest

2 handfuls of spinach, chopped

5 ml (1 t) fennel seeds

5 ml (1 t) ground coriander

handful of parsley

Preheat the oven to 200 °C.

1. Dough Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, mix until dough forms. Place on a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 minutes or until smooth. Place in a warm place for 30 minutes or until it has doubled in size.

2. Filling Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and set aside.

3. Divide the dough in half, roll out each into a rectangle. Place half the filling in the middle of each, then fold over both sides, leaving a gap in the middle, pinching the ends.

4. Place on a greased baking sheet, brush with egg wash and bake for 10 minutes or until golden.

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