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Lamachun (Turkish Pizza)

This flatbread with minced meat is known as lamachun or Turkish Pizza.  You can fill these with some fresh lettuce, onions, lemon juice and sriracha and wrap it up into a roll to serve. This recipe is from xawaash and there’s a great video you can watch that shows the instructions step by step here

Lamachun (Turkish Pizza)

Ingredients:

The Dough:
2 cups (280 g) All-purpose (plain) flour
1 tsp (5 mL) Instant yeast
1 Tbsp (15 mL) Sugar – Or to taste
¼ tsp (1.25 mL) Salt
½ cup (118 mL) Water (lukewarm)
3 Tbsp (45 mL) Olive oil

Toppings:
¼ Yellow bell pepper
1 Medium Tomato
1 Small Onion
1 Green onion
3 Garlic cloves
½ bunch Fresh parsley
¼ Red bell pepper
¼ Green bell pepper
½ lb (225 g) Ground beef – Or lamb or both
1 tsp (5 mL) Salt
½ tsp (2.5 mL) Ground black pepper
1 tsp (5 mL) Paprika
3 Tbsp (45 mL) Olive oil
1 Tbsp (15 mL) Tomato paste
1 tsp (5 mL) Sumac (optional)
1 Tbsp (15 mL) pomegranate syrup (optional) 

Method:

  1. Put the flour in a bowl. Make a well and add the yeast. Add the sugar and salt, then pour the water and activate the yeast for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the oil, then mix all the ingredients and knead for 10 minutes.
  3. Cover the dough and let rise for 1 hour.
  4. Shape the dough into a log and divide into 6 pieces for larger lahmcun, or 9 pieces for smaller ones.
  5. Mince the vegetables and place in a sieve or colander and squeeze out all the moisture.
  6. Combine the meat, salt, black pepper, paprika and olive oil. If you wish, add tomato paste, pomegranate syrup and sumac. 
  7. Add the minced vegetables to the meat and mix well. 
  8. Roll out the dough ball into a very thin circle.
  9. Spread a layer of topping on top of the dough. 
  10. Bake it in a preheated oven at 450°F/230°C on a pizza stone for 6 minutes. You can also bake it using a baking sheet. 

Serve with a salad of your choice and roll the lahmcun. Enjoy!

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