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Authentic Recipe of Sorek. Tasteful Turkmen Traditional Flatbread.

It is an authentic recipe of Sorek, an integral part of daily food in Turkmenistan, prepared with only a few ingredients, including flour and yeast.

Things to know about Sorek Recipe

The traditional flatbread of Turkmenistan is an essential part of daily cooking in Turkmen’s homes. It is served with a variety of stews and stuffing. Authentic bread is about 4-6 cm (1.5-2.5 inches) thick after baking.

One Sorek can serve more than 2 people. It can also be stored in the freezer, just place it in a sealed pack and then microwave it whenever you want to eat. Although it is only made with a few ingredients, it’s an aromatic and fluffy bread. Traditionally women make different patterns on top using hands or other utensils.

Some also like to do a small mesh pattern before baking which helps in dividing the bread into equal parts. You can find this popular bread all over Turkmenistan all year round.

Tasteful Turkmen Traditional Flatbread. Authentic Recipe of Sorek.

Local Recipe Name with Local Characters: Çörek
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— General Atributes of This Recipe:

Prep Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes


Servings 2 Pieces
Calories / Serving 1853 kcal


  • 1000 grams (2.2 lb) Flour
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 20 grams (0.71 oz) Yeast
  • 600 ml (20.29 floz) Water Lukewarm
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  • Dissolve the yeast in lukewarm water.
  • In a bowl, combine the flour and salt. Add in water, and mix until it forms into a dough.
  • Knead this dough until smooth.
  • Cover the bowl and let the dough rest for about an hour or until it doubles the size.
  • Divide the dough into two, and let it rest again for about an hour.
  • After it has risen.  Shape each ball into flatbread.
  • The bread should be about 2 cm (0.8 inch) thick.
  • Cover it and set it aside for 20 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 250C / 482F.
  • Place the dough in a baking tray lined with baking paper. Prick small holes using a fork.
  • Brush a little bit of water just before you place it in the oven for a shiny surface.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Drizzle some water when you remove it from the oven and place it under a kitchen towel for 2-5 minutes before serving.

— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:

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Calories: 1853kcalCarbohydrates: 386gProtein: 56gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 3518mgPotassium: 631mgFiber: 16gSugar: 1gVitamin C: 0.03mgCalcium: 89mgIron: 23mg
Keyword Çörek, Sorek Recipe, Turkmen Traditional Flatbread
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What to serve with Sorek?

Serve with meat or vegetable stew.

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