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Lebanese Bread Recipe

Try this Lebanese Bread recipe. Find out how to make this fragrant Lebanese flat bread. A delicious bread to serve at your next dinner party or barbecue.

2 pk Active dry yeast or 1 yeast
1/3 c Water
1 tb Flour
2 tb Sugar
3 c Flour
1 c Water
1 ts Salt

Sprinkle the yeast over water and add 1 tablespoon of flour and sugar. Stir and set aside to rise for about 10 minutes.

Sift the 3 cups of flour with the salt. Add the yeast mixture. Knead adding one cup water gradually to make a stiff, but not dry, dough.

Set in a warm place to rise until doubled in bulk. Punch the dough down.

Divide into 6 to 8 round balls. Place on a lightly floured surface. With a rolling pin, flatten into 1/4 inch thick circles. Cover with a kitchen towel and let it rise again for 15-25 minutes. Brush with milk.

Heat the oven to 500 degrees for about 15 minutes. Place the bread on baking sheets and bake for 8 minutes until puffed up. Then turn over so the other side browns also.

When the bread is a little cool, place them in plastic bags to soften. Excellent for sandwiches.

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  1. Hi! i am going to try the recipe but have a question re the amount of yeast mentioned, ow much exactly is needed? how many once or gm?

    1. Hi, You need about (6 gm) of dry yeast for this recipe. regards

  2. hi, is this 500 degrees farenheit or celcius? Ta

  3. Hi! I love these but never made them. Are they suppose to look exactly like in the photo above? That's exactly what i'm looking for. Is the brown color from the milk? What exactly is the role of the milk?

    1. The bread does not have to look exactly like in the photo. But, if you follow the recipe precisely, you will get a similar Lebanese pita bread.

      The milk gives the pita a nice tender chew.

      The key for the bread to puff well and get the brown color is the resting of dough and the hot oven.

      Note: to get good results, the oven must be hot.


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