Bëtul’s book transports readers to a vintage 19th century kitchen where we delight in recreating her doable and inspiring recipes.
75 Recipes for Savory and Sweet Doughs
by Bëtul Tunç
Ten Speed Press, October 2024
Bëtul Tunç began creating vintage-style videos with her unique aesthetic and met with an incredible response. One of her first videos, featuring punch-down dough, went viral, amassing nearly 2 million views—an astounding achievement for a page with fewer than 30,000 followers at the time. This marked the inception of a new trend, with countless other punch-down videos mimicking her signature style. Bëtul’s follower count skyrocketed to 5 million in just a year, propelled by the interest in her vintage style videos and her ability to make these sometimes-complex dough recipes look easy and doable (her Instagram account now sits at 8.3M).
In her first cookbook, Bëtul shares recipes broken down by leavened and unleavened dough. Within those two categories the book shows us how to create basic doughs (for bagels, pita, ciabatta, and muffins), sourdoughs (for pizza dough, bread, foccacia, and brioche), enriched doughs (for croissants, cardamom buns, buttermilk dinner rolls, and burger buns), pasta dough (for pastas, noodles, dumplings, and boreks), and finally an entire section on the Turkish recipes that inspire her (Turkish style phyllo, Turkish Pistachio Baklava, Spinach Triangle Borek, and Grandma’s Lavash).
Bëtul Tunç is a baker originally from Turkey, and the founder of the social media phenomenon Turkuaz Kitchen with more than 9 million followers across Instagram and TikTok.