Hellimli | Halloumi Bread Rolls Recipe

February 23, 2017

Turkish Hellimli Recipe

A little while ago I wrote a post on my recipe for Zeytinli / Olive Bread which is a favourite of mine, so I thought I would add a recipe for Hellimli / Halloumi Bread; because who doesn’t like halloumi and bread?!This bread reminds me of my childhood, as my mother makes a great batch of these. There is nothing like my mother’s cooking and my recipe doesn’t even come close to how she makes it but in true Turkish tradition my mum just throws it all in with an added bit of love.

So this is my version of a family favourite that I now enjoy with my children, perfect to enjoy for breakfast or for your mid afternoon snack with a nice cup of tea…

Hellimli - Halloumin Bread Rolls Recipe

Turkish Halloumi Bread Rolls and traditional family favourite

Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Turkish
Keyword Halloumi Bread, Hellimli
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Proving Time 1 hour
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 14 Rolls


  • 750 g Plain Flour
  • 1 tsp Caster Sugar
  • 7 g Dried Active Yeast
  • 100 ml Warm Water
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 packet Halloumi, chopped small
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Dried Mint
  • 2 Onions, finely chopped


  1. Preheat fan oven to 170 degrees

    Line two baking trays with parchment paper

  2. In a mug, add about 50ml of warm water add the yeast and the sugar and leave for around 10 minutes - the mixture will froth this is normal 

  3. In a large heavy mixing bowl add the flour and salt and make a well in the middle and put in the wet yeast mixture

  4. Using clean hands start combining the flour and the wet mix, slowly keep adding warm water and kneading until the mix has become a soft dough (adding the water slowly will stop it from becoming too wet and sticky)

  5. Add the olive oil, halloumi, mint and onions and knead for another 10-15 minutes until the mixture has returned to a dough like texture

  6. Using your hands make your rolls and make sure to leave some room in between the rolls on the baking tray because they will expand and rise 

  7. Cover the trays with cling film and cover with clean kitchen hand towels to create warmth and leave to prove for around an hour or until the dough has grown in size

  8. Bake in the oven for around 20 minutes or until the tops of the rolls are a light golden colour and the base of the rolls are hard to touch 

  9. Serve straight away or leave to cool and keep in an airtight container or foil at room temperature 

I hope you enjoy this recipe! Don’t forget to sene me your photos if you use this recipe or tag me on socials.

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2 responses to “Hellimli | Halloumi Bread Rolls Recipe”

  1. Sen says:

    Just preparing your recipe now I needed more water then you specified x waiting for them to raise then will cook them thankyou

    • Pinar says:

      Hi Sen, I’ve been working on this recipe recently as I’ve found that every time I make it I always need a different amount of water. I’m working on improving this recipe so that its fail proof every time. Thank you for your feed back. I hope you enjoyed them.


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