Bedouin Flat Bread

Every nomadic tribe in the world makes its own bread. You can make bread  using any implements, any heat source, and any combination of ingredients. I want to share how I would make a flat bread like the Bedouins.

You will need:

  • 5 cups unsifted  self-rising flour
  • Additional flour (2 to 3 cups) for  dusting breadboard
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 package instant yeast
  • 1 tsp. sugar

Preparation Method:

  1. Use a wire whisk to mix 1 cup self-rising flour, 2 cups water, 1/2 tsp salt, 1  tsp baking soda in a large bowl until creamy. This is your dough starter.
  2. Allow  your dough to stand for 10 to 15 minutes
  3. Add yeast and 1 tsp. of sugar to dough starter
  4. Stir flour into dough starter 1 cup at a time.
  5. Mix until it becomes to tough to move.
  6. Dust top of dough and your hands with about 1/4 cup of  flour.
  7. Knead dough by hand. The dough should be moist and stretchy without sticking to your hands. It should not feel overly  stiff, and should stretch rather than breaking when pulled.
  8. Add more flour 1/8 cup at a time if dough is too sticky, until the dough feels right in your hands.
  9. Fold dough on itself several times until it is firm.
  10. Bedouins would now stretch out the bread of course making sure there are no holes. Alternatively Flatten dough using a rolling pin.
  11. Bake on a griddle or even a flat sheet of metal turning the bread every 2 minutes until golden brown.




1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Gary Lum
    Sep 19, 2012 @ 20:45:24



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