Armenian Bread

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READY IN: 2hrs 35mins
YIELD: 3 loafs
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Scald the milk and stir in the butter and lard.
  • Allow to cool to about 100°F, then crumble in the yeast and add the sugar and a few spoonfuls of warm water and leave in a warm place till frothy.
  • Mix together the flour, sesame seeds, sunflower kernels and salt.
  • Stir the yeast and milk mixture into the flour together with 2¾ cups of lukewarm water.
  • Beat well and knead till smooth and silky.
  • Leave to rise for about 45 minutes.
  • Knead again and form into 3 large flat loaves.
  • Lay the loaves on greased baking sheets and leave to rise again for 30 minutes.
  • Mix together the eggs, cheese, cumin, walnuts, and pepper and spread this thick paste over the loaves.
  • Bake at 425° for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 350° and bake for 30 minutes more or till the loaves are firm and golden and sound hollow when tapped.
  • Cool on wire rack.
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