Recipe by Olha
The right bread to serve with a Middle Eastern meal. The sesame seeds (barbari in Iran) and the oil give the bread its delicate flavor.
Top Review by Frank Gilbert A.
It's in the oven so a bit late, but I was wondering about the lack of salt and I believe total lack of information on baking temperature. There were a couple of helpful comments, and I found this other recipe online that appears decent, http://www.1001recipe.com/recipes/food/barbari_bread/ <br/>Good luck to fellow chefs and chefs wannabee, as I am.
- 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
- 1 cup lukewarm water
- 2 tablespoons salad oil (not olive oil)
- 3 -3 1⁄2 cups all-purpose white flour
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
Directions See How It's Made
- Dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Add the salad oil and stir. Add the flour a little at a time, stirring and mixing until you have a well blended, manageable dough.
- Place the dough in a large, oiled bowl, cover, and place in a warm area to rise for 1 hour.
- Take the dough, knead it a couple of times and divide in two. Oil 2 baking sheets, and with your hands flatten the shape the 2 pieces of dough into 2 oblong loaves, 1/4 inch thick. With the edge of your hand make 3 ridges lengthwise on the surface of the dough.
- Brush with the melted butter and sprinkle the sesame seeds on top. Cover with a towel and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.
- Bake for about 20 minutes until golden. Serve warm immediately. Or, later, reheat the breads by wrapping them in foil and placing in a hot oven for 5 to 10 minutes. Yield: 2 breads. Do not freeze.
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