MAKE YOUR OWN SYRIAN BREAD!
Text and pics by Chef Joey
The key to making homemade Syrian bread is a HOT oven and a pizza stone or a cookie sheet that does not warp: a thicker one. The oven needs to get hotter a good 15 minutes before you bake it!
For the bread:
2 1/2 cups flour
1 packet yeast
1 tbsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
1/8 cup oil
1/2 cup (or a tad more ) water
Add the yeast to a shallow dish and add the sugar.
Add a little bit of very warm – not hot, it will kill the yeast – water. As it bubbles, mix it well with the other ingredients and form into a smooth ball.
Add a tad water until dough is nice and smooth and firm – just like regular bread dough. Cover and let double – about an hour.
After dough has doubled, flour clean surface …
Make small, golf-ball-sized circles and roll them out with a rolling pin or a glass bottle. Toss them in the oven on the hot pizza stone or cookie sheet …
… and literally in a couple of minutes, once they puff up, they are done!