Sabaayad: Flatbread

READY IN: 13mins
YIELD: 8 breads


  • 3
    cups flour
  • 1 - 1 12
    cup water
  • 12
    teaspoon salt, to taste
  • 2
    tablespoons oil


  • * Combine the flour, oil and salt in deep bowl; add the water gently using your fingers Knead the dough until it turns very smooth for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • * Brush with oil, cover and set aside for half an hour.
  • * Divide the dough into 8 large balls. On a lightly floured surface, roll each piece into a rough circle about 8 inches in diameter.
  • * Brush oil on one side of the sabaayad and spread evenly fold to edges in to meet center fold, fold the other edges in, you should now have a square fold, set a side. Finish until you have applied the same method to all the pieces.
  • * Again on a floured surface roll each piece out into a circle and place it on a hot griddle over medium heat.
  • * Fry the sabaayad one at a time with little oil, turning them once each side is golden brown.
  • * The sabaayad will puff slightly and become crisp and brown. Drain the sabaayad on paper towels and serve warm.