Pistolet recipe

Hey hey! Yesterday I was craving this kind of bread at 11 PM but the grocery stores and bakeries were closed. So I decided to make it myself. This kind of bread is called a pistolet. Well at least, that’s what I was going for. If you visit a Flemish or Brussels bakery, you will be able to buy them. They are sooo delicious. But anyway, back to this post. If you’re interested in how I made them you should keep reading.


  • 500 grams of flour
  • 1 package of yeast (~7 grams)
  • 250-300 ml lukewarm water
  • 40 ml olive oil
  • a pinch of salt

Throw the flour and yeast into a mixing bowl and whisk them together. Add water and olive oil. Knead it together and add a pinch of salt. If you have a kitchen aid you can use that. I used my mother’s Kenwood thingy. Knead the dough until elastic.

Roll the dough out and cut it into seven equal pieces. Roll them into little balls and flatten them like shown in the picture. Lay parchment paper on a cookie sheet and leave the dough on it. Cover with a moist towel and put it somewhere warm. Let the dough rise for one hour.

If you prefer a crunchy bite and a little more dimension in your bread, you can add seeds on top or into your dough. I went with this one from Trader Joe’s. I putted moonseed on one bread and all of the seed in another one. They taste awesome.

So this is the result. Tag me on Instagram or Twitter if you recreate this recipe.

I hope you like it.




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