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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

How to make Egyptian bread

Turning flour and yeast into a loaf of handmade is an Egyptian art form.

Egyptian bread is like magic turning flour and yeast into a loaf of handmade bread is an Egyptian art form. Perfect Egyptian bread is crusty on the outside and soft on the inside.


How to make Egyptian bread

How to make Egyptian bread



Ingredients
2 cups whole wheat flour or all purpose
1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast
1 tablespoon honey
1 cup warm water
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon caraway seeds
2 tablespoons olive oil


Directions
Preheat oven to 425°F. Stir warm water, honey, and yeast in a large bowl let stand about 5 minutes. Add flour, caraway seeds, oil and salt, dough is slightly sticky when you are done mixing. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead by hand. Roll dough into small balls then flatten. Cover with a cloth let rise in a warm place about 2 hours. Place dough on a light colored lightly greased baking pan and bake until golden about 20 minutes. As a pizza crust or simply drizzle with butter and honey.


Egyptian bread with pure organic honey


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