Noni Afghani

    2 hours 10 min

    This is an easy bread recipe that results in a soft, tender flatbread. My native Afghan friend says that this bread tastes better than the traditional pitta she buys at the store. Enjoy!

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    Serves: 8 

    • 350ml warm water
    • 1 (7g) sachet yeast
    • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
    • 500g plain flour
    • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt, or to taste
    • 60ml corn oil
    • 1 egg
    • 1 tablespoon water
    • 1 tablespoon caraway seed (optional)

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Extra time:1hr30min  ›  Ready in:2hr10min 

    1. In a small bowl, stir together 125ml of the warm water and sugar. Sprinkle the yeast over the top, and let stand for about 10 minutes, until foamy.
    2. Place flour in a large bowl, and stir in salt. Make a well in the centre, and pour in the corn oil and yeast mixture. Add the remaining water in small amounts until you have a soft moist dough that can be handled. Turn out onto a floured surface, and knead for at least 5 minutes. Return to the bowl, cover with a towel, and let rise until doubled in size, about 1 1/2 hours.
    3. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Deflate the risen dough, and divide into 8 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball.
    4. On a lightly floured surface, roll each ball with a rolling pin so it is oval shaped, about 15cm long, and 1cm thick. Use a fork or dull knife to draw three lines on the top of each loaf. Place the loaves on a baking tray. Mix together the egg and remaining tablespoon of water; brush the tops of the loaves with the mixture. Sprinkle caraway seeds over the tops, if using.
    5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until the loaves are shiny and golden brown.

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    very nice and easy to cook nan at home i love it i tried it yesterday thanks love for shire love recipe  -  02 Sep 2013


    Excellent stuff! I didn't use caraway seeds; because some of the reviews said the bread lacked flavor I added two teaspoons of sea salt to the dough and topped the egg wash with something different on each loaf. One each plain, sesame seeds, garlic powder, rosemary, thyme, celery seed, dried minced onion and Mrs. Dash tomato basil garlic mix. The bread was soft and yummy, we enjoyed it very much! Took a little over 30 minutes total in the oven. Update: Made this again, this time I topped with dried minced garlic (used only egg white for the wash). I convect baked at 325 for 18 minutes. Yum!  -  27 Mar 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I made this last night to go with hummus. It was fantastic. I made it two different ways. One I put in my bread machine on dough cycle. The other I did by hand. Both turned out the same. However, I did mess up the first recipe by accidently adding the egg to the dough. Produced a denser bread but still good. I suggest adding herbs and spices right to the dough mix. I added onion and tarragon to one mix the other was spicy garlic. FANTASTIC! If you want thin loaves, use your pasta machine. I made all of mine single serving cut dough into 10. This is a staple in my recipe box. SUPER easy. I am going to try wheat flour next.  -  12 Mar 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)