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Turkish Lahmacun

Lahmacun is basically a Turkish pizza with a thin and crispy base. We topped ours with minced beef and vegetables. It's great served with hummus!
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine Turkish
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 8 lahmucun
Calories 338kcal


For the Base

  • 400 g Plain Flour
  • 7 g sachet Instant Yeast
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Caster Sugar
  • 2 tablespoon Olive Oil plus extra for greasing
  • 220-250 ml Warm Water

For the Topping

  • 1 Yellow Pepper chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 Red Onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Sumac
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Aleppo Pepper
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 500 g Minced Beef


  • To make the base, mix the flour, yeast, salt and sugar in a large bowl. Add the oil and just enough warm water to form a soft dough. Tip on to a lightly floured surface and knead for 10 minutes. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover and leave to stand until doubled in size – about 1 hour.
  • Place the pepper, tomatoes, garlic cloves and red onion in a blender and blend until everything is finely chopped. Place in a bowl with the sumac, cumin, aleppo, salt and pepper and minced beef. Mix together with your hands until everything is combined.
  • Preheat the oven to 200°C. Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces. Roll each portion out on a lightly floured surface to a thin, roughly 15cm-diameter disc. Spread the beef mixture evenly over the top of each one leaving a border around the edge. Place the lahmacun onto greased baking trays and place in the oven for 5-6 minutes until crispy and slightly browned around the edges. You may need to do this in batches.


Dough recipe taken from the Guardian


Calories: 338kcal