Sunday, October 21, 2012

Barbari Bread

this was actually a very interesting type of Bread , That i had to try when i saw it online, it's called Barbari Bread..a type of Persian flatbread .." Barbari" means "of or related to Barbars" in Persian & the Barbars are a group of people living in Khorasan  near eastern borders of Iran & this bread was baked by them  before it was brought to Tehran, it was popular during the Qajar period.. it's very delicious!


for the Dough:

2& 1/2 Cup of All-purpose Flour 
1          Teaspoon Baking Powder
1           Teaspoon Salt 
1           TBS Yeast
Whole Wheat Flour or Corn Meal 
Sesame Seeds

For the Glaze:

1   Teaspoon all purpose Flour 
1   Teaspoon Baking Soda
2/3 Cup Water 

(Bring those Glaze Ingredients to Boil , then turn off the Heat and let cool aside)


1- Dissolve the yeast with Pinch of sugar in 1/3 cup of warm water, let sit a few minutes to proof (foam).

2- Mix bread flour (i used the Mixer with the Bread Hooks) , baking powder and salt together. Make a well in the flour, and slowly incorporate the yeast mixture, and then Mix and add Warm water Gradually till you form a Sticky Dough.

3- Knead 15 minutes  until smooth and elastic.

4- Sprinkle a large baking sheet with Wheat Flour, transfer the dough to it. Lightly cover and place in a warm place until doubled in bulk for 1 Hour.

5- Brush lightly the Glaze Mixture over the dough, Dip your fingers into the glaze Again , and lightly punch the dough down with the edges of your hands to form several long parallel ridges along the dough.

6- Preheat oven to 375°F

7- Brush the dough with the glaze again, sprinkle with sesame seeds. 

8- Carefully stretch the dough lengthwise, better to not make your Bread too Thin! as you see i stretch it little bit more than i had to.

9- Bake 25-30 minutes, or until golden. The bread should be slightly flexible when done.. careful to not over cook it .

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