boyoz bread recipe

How to make boyoz bread

As we’ve already said, there are plenty of ways to augment this meal with new ingredients and fillings for a unique twist.

Today we show you how to make the more standard, traditional version, which you can then take and get frisky however you see fit.

With a total cooking time of about 2 1/2 hours, it’s not the fastest sandwich in the world, but I’m sure you’ll agree after trying it that it was well worth the time and effort!


  • 3 cups hard flour (high protein/bread flour)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of sunflower oil
  • 1 glass of water
  • 4 tablespoons butter

Number of servings: 4

stack of 3 boyoz bread


This recipe is so much fun to prepare.

It doesn’t use a lot of ingredients, but making and forming the dough is a really fun activity.

Plus, it’s a pretty healthy recipe.

While many versions incorporate cheese or even sugar, this one in particular can be enjoyed guilt-free as it doesn’t use any of that!

Step 1:

Start by preparing the dough.

Take a large bowl and add all the ingredients except the water and butter.

Mix them all together so that the dry ingredients are evenly distributed.

Step 2:

Then start adding the water a little at a time.

This is important to do to create an even consistency and prevent lumps from forming.

Keep mixing the water until you get a reasonably firm dough; it has to be malleable but not wet or sticky.

Step 3:

Once the dough is ready, you can start kneading it.

Sprinkle a little more flour on the counter to prevent sticking.

Start kneading the dough for a few minutes so that it becomes a smooth ball.

Step 4:

Once the kneading is finished, divide the dough into 8 parts and place them in a bowl, cover the bowl with cling film (or a towel) and let it rest for about 30 minutes.

Step 5:

When at least 30 minutes have passed and you are ready to continue, place the balls of dough on the counter and press them with your hands to form a plate about 15 cm in diameter.

Step 6:

Place a tablespoon of butter on four of the plate shapes (they should be at room temperature or even a little warmer).

Next, take another “plate” from the dough and place it on top.

Repeat this a second time to get 4 covered plates that each hold a tablespoon of butter.

Step 7:

Press the sides down to create a seal, lightly oil the bottom of the dough and place on a cookie sheet.

Step 8:

Cover the tray with plastic wrap and let it rest for 1 to 1 hour and a half.

Step 9:

Start pulling on the edges to stretch it out, or lift the edges and let the weight of the dough/butter pull it down.

Once stretched, fold it on all four sides to give it a rectangle shape.

You don’t have to be too finicky, but you do need one long edge and one shorter edge.

Step 10:

Roll it up starting at the short edge to make a kind of short fat roll.

Then cut it into two parts.

Step 11:

Stand the roll upright and, using your index and middle fingers, press all the way down to create the final shape.

Step 12:

Repeat this operation with all the remaining pieces and place them on a baking tray.

At this point, you can start preheating the oven to about 400 degrees F.

Step 13:

Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until they get a nice golden color.

Enjoy your wonderful fresh boyoz rolls!

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