Syrian or lebanese bread

Yield: 1 Servings


  • 2 pk Active dry yeast or 1 yeast Cake

  • 1/3 c Water

  • 1 tb Flour

  • 2 tb Sugar

  • 3 c Flour

  • 1 c Water

  • 1 ts Salt


Preparation : Sprinkle the yeast over water and add 1 tablespoon of flour and sugar. Stir and set aside to rise for about 10 minutes. Sift the 3 cups of flour with the salt. Add the yeast mixture. Knead adding one cup water gradually to make a stiff but not dry dough. Set in a warm place to rise until doubled in bulk. Punch the dough down. Divide into 6 to 8 round balls. Place on a lightly floured surface. With a rolling pin flatten into 1/4 inch thick circles. Cover with a kitchen towel and let it rise again for 15-25 minutes. Brush with milk. Heat the oven to 500 degrees for about 15 minutes. Place the bread on baking sheets and bake for 8 minutes until puffed up. Then turn over so the other side browns also. When the bread is a little cool place them in plastic bags to soften. Excellent for sandwiches.

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