Does Boiling Dough Make The Best Bread?

I saw this bread recipe on YouTube that boils dough before baking and it claims to make the best bread ever. Hmm…let’s put this to the test.

Loaves of baked boiled bread.

Boiled Bread?

This bread recipe uses a surprising boiling technique and yields golden brown loaves.
4.1 from 20 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Rising Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Bread
Cuisine Turkish
Servings 6
Calories 466 kcal


  • oven
  • dutch oven or a large wide pot


  • 400 ml. milk lukewarm
  • 10 g. dry-active yeast
  • 20 g. granulated sugar
  • 8 g. Kosher salt 
  • 600 g. all-purpose flour
  • 30 ml. vegetable oil


  • In a large bowl, combine the milk, yeast, sugar, and salt. Whisk to dissolve.
    Mixing wet ingredients in a bowl.
  • Add the flour and knead to form a dough.
  • Add the oil and continue kneading until combined and the dough is smooth and supple.
  • Place the dough into a bowl and cover. Place in a warm spot and allow to proof for 45 minutes or until the dough doubles in size.
  • Flatten the dough to remove the gas and roll into a log. Divide the dough into 6 equal pieces.
    Cutting dough with bench scraper.
  • Use a rolling pin to flatten a portion of dough until it measures approximately 4"x8".
    Rolling dough into a cylinder.
  • Roll lengthwise into a cylinder and pinch seams to seal.
    Pinching dough to seal.
  • In a large wide saucepan bring 3" of water to a boil. Add 1 tsp. of salt.
  • Add 2-3 shaped doughs to the boiling water and boil for 2 minutes.
    Three loaves of bread boiling in water.
  • Transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet. Use a razor blade to score diagonal slashes into the tops of the dough.
    Taking boiled bread out of the water.
  • Bake in a preheated 200˚C/392˚F oven for 20 minutes.


Calories: 466kcalCarbohydrates: 84gProtein: 13gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 548mgPotassium: 211mgFiber: 3gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 108IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 91mgIron: 5mg
Keyword baking, boiled bread, bread
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2 thoughts on “Does Boiling Dough Make The Best Bread?”

  1. Such an informative and great post thank you so much for putting this article. This post has really made my work much easier thank you so much for putting up this great post.

  2. It would be interesting to leave one loaf out to bake normally with no boil for comparison. I suspect you’d like that one better. This seems a lot like a bagel or pretzel method.

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