flat bread or khoubiz

Recipe by alAmira
READY IN: 1hr 5mins
YIELD: 8 loaves




  • Sift the flour into a large mixing bowl, and warm in oven on low heat.
  • Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup warm water, add remaining water and stir in salt and sugar.
  • Remove about 2 cups of the flour from the bowl, set aside.
  • Pour yeast liquid into centre and stir in some flour to make a thick liquid.
  • Cover with a cloth and leave in warm place till frothy.
  • Stir in the rest of the flour, adding oil gradually, then beat till smooth, either by hand for 10 min, or with electric mixer using dough hook for 5 min.
  • Sprinkle some of the reserved flour onto a board, turn out dough and knead for 10 min, using more flour as required.
  • Dough is ready when it's smooth, satiny with a slightly wrinkled texture.
  • Shape dough into a ball.
  • Oil bowl, put dough in smooth side down, then turn to coat with oil.
  • Cover and let rise till doubled in bulk, about 1-1 1/2 hours.
  • Preheat oven at 500 F (260 C).
  • Punch down the dough and turn out onto lightly floured board.
  • Knead for a min or so, then divide into 8 equal pieces, rolling each into a ball.
  • Roll each piece into a 25 cm (10 in) round and place on a lightly floured cloth.
  • Cover with another cloth and leave about 20 min.
  • Heat large baking sheet or flat griddle on the lowest shelf on electric oven, in a gas oven select the section with the most even heat.
  • Place a round on a lightly floured baking sheet with one flat edge or on a piece of plywood, spreading it evenly.
  • Shake to ensure that it will slide off easily.
  • Rub heated baking sheet or riddle with wad of paper towel dipped in oil then slide dough onto it.
  • Bake in hot oven for 4-5 min till it puffs like a balloon.
  • If you'd like it browned on top, turn quickly and leave for a min.
  • Remove bread and wrap in cloth to keep warm and soft.
  • Rep with rem loaves.
  • (note) If desired, you can use an electric fry pan.
  • Preheat it on the highest setting with lid on, vent closed.
  • When heated, oil base quickly& slide dough onto base.
  • Cover& cook for 3 min, turn bread, recover and cook another 2 min, about.