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Garlic and Parsley Bazlama Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup warm water
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

Special Equipment Needed:
- Large bowl
- Rolling pin
- Baking sheet
- Parchment paper

Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
2. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the olive oil and warm water.
3. Stir until the dough comes together and knead for 5 minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic.
4. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let it rest for 30 minutes.
5. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
6. Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces and roll each piece out into a thin circle.
7. Place the circles on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
8. Sprinkle the minced garlic and chopped parsley over the circles.
9. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Preparation Time: 45 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Temperature: 400°F (200°C)
Serving Size: 8 servings

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 150
Fat: 4g
Carbohydrates: 24g
Protein: 3g

Substitutions for Ingredients
- Olive oil can be substituted with vegetable oil.
- Fresh parsley can be substituted with dried parsley.

- Add other herbs such as oregano or thyme.
- Add other vegetables such as onions or bell peppers.

Tips and Tricks:
- Make sure to roll out the dough as thin as possible for a crispier bazlama.
- For a softer bazlama, brush the top with olive oil before baking.

Storage Instructions:
Bazlama can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Reheating Instructions:
Bazlama can be reheated in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for 5 minutes or until heated through.

Presentation Ideas:
- Serve the bazlama with a dollop of Greek yogurt or sour cream.
- Top the bazlama with feta cheese and olives.

- Chopped parsley
- Crumbled feta cheese
- Olives

- Greek salad
- Hummus
- Tzatziki

Suggested Side Dishes:
- Roasted vegetables
- Greek potatoes
- Rice pilaf

Troubleshooting Advice:
- If the dough is too dry, add a tablespoon of warm water at a time until the desired consistency is reached.
- If the dough is too sticky, add a tablespoon of flour at a time until the desired consistency is reached.

Food Safety Advice:
- Make sure to wash your hands before and after handling the dough.
- Make sure to use a clean surface when rolling out the dough.

Food History:
Bazlama is a traditional Turkish flatbread that is usually served as a side dish. It is usually topped with herbs and spices such as garlic and parsley.

Flavor Profiles:
Garlic and parsley provide a savory flavor to the bazlama.

Serving Suggestions:
- Serve the bazlama with a side of Greek yogurt or sour cream.
- Serve the bazlama with a side of hummus or tzatziki.

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Region: Turkish

Taste: Savory, Herby, Garlicky, Aromatic, Tangy