"This is an easy bread recipe that results in a soft, tender flat bread. My native Afghani friend says that this bread tastes better than the traditional Arabic bread she buys at the store. Enjoy!" — ladyheather06
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1 1/2 cups
1 (.25 ounce) envelope
active dry yeast
1 1/4 teaspoons
salt, or to taste
Excellent stuff! I didn't use caraway seeds; because some of the reviews said the bread lacked flavor I added two teaspoons of sea salt to the dough and topped the egg wash with something different on each loaf. One each plain, sesame seeds, garlic powder, rosemary, thyme, celery seed, dried minced onion and Mrs. Dash tomato basil garlic mix. The bread was soft and yummy, we enjoyed it very much! Took a little over 30 minutes total in the oven.
Will not make again. Quick and easy; however, the texture(crumb)is NOT like the Afghanistan bread I get from an Afghanistan restaurant. This bread is more like regular white bread with a crunchy outside.
I made this last night to go with hummus. It was fantastic. I made it two different ways. One I put in my bread machine on dough cycle. The other I did by hand. Both turned out the same. However, I did mess up the first recipe by accidently adding the egg to the dough. Produced a denser bread but still good. I suggest adding herbs and spices right to the dough mix. I added onion and tarragon to one mix the other was spicy garlic. FANTASTIC! If you want thin loaves, use your pasta machine. I made all of mine single serving cut dough into 10. This is a staple in my recipe box. SUPER easy. I am going to try wheat flour next.
Ok, I admit I got in a hurry after I came home from grocery shopping, didn't pay attention, and added the egg to the dough and almost all of the water upfront. Nevertheless, these turned out great. I patted (rarely use a rolling pin) them very thin and sprinkled with a mixture of toasted sesame seeds and a bit of kosher salt before baking (did use the egg wash). I baked them on a stone, and they are nice and crispy outside witha bit of soft fluff inside. They'll go perfectly with my veggie curry tonight! Thank you for the recipe...adding to my recipe box now...oh, and I also used a half and half mixture of AP flour and white whole wheat.
WOW! This recipe is incredible and easy! I made it for a school project and everyone loved it and was asking for more. Of course, it is best right out of the oven, but still quite good days later. Might want to add just a little more salt if you like it. Overall, a wonderful recipe!
The caraway seeds really make this bread tasty. My bread rose a lot more than it should have - making it look more like western-style buns. I'm not sure how to keep the bread flat with all that yeast. Tasty nonetheless.
This is easy to make and tastes really good. It makes pretty big breads so sometimes I make mine smaller but if you make them too small they can get hard.
this is fun to make and turned out excellent. made it for my daughter's school project. i would not omit the caraway seeds...they add a lot to the flavor.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 74
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