Akıtma is Turkish style crepes or pancakes. What makes it different than regular pancakes and crepes is the ingredients. It’s made with yeast instead of baking powder. And no eggs or milk is added. It’s made just with water, flour and yeast. You don’t have to use sugar or salt as well. But you can add one or both of them of course. I add a small amount of salt as my mom did in my childhood.
It has no difficulty except that the yeast needs some time to become active. The consistency is easier to adjust than pancakes and crepes. It should be dense but still fluid, but the beauty of it is it’s not a problem, even if it’s more liquid or dense than necessary. Crepe batter should be liquid so that it can be spread easily, for example, or pancake batter should have a darker consistency not to spread too much. But there is no such obligation for akıtmai the batter may be dense or liquid.
However, if it is too dense or too liquid, there is a solution also. When pouring the mixture into the pan, if you decide that it is too liquid, you can add flour and mix. If you decide that it is too dense, you can add water and mix. Since the yeast is already activated, it will not be a problem.
Enjoy the recipe…
- 2.5 cups of flour,
- 3 cups of lukewarm water,
- 1 teaspoon instant yeast,
- 1 teaspoon of salt,
- Oil for frying (optional).
- Mix water and yeast in a deep bowl,
- Add the flour part by part and whisk to a smooth consistency,
- Add salt and beat,
- Cover and rest for 1 hour,
- Heat a non-stick pan on the stove,
- If you are going to use, add a teaspoon of oil,
- Stir the batter, take a ladle and pour into the pan and spread with the back of the ladle,
- Cook both sides until partly brownish,
- Cook the remaining mixture in the same way (you can add oil in between).