Feb 7, 2010

Griddle Bread



Hands down this is my absolute favorite bread. It is delicious and extremely simple, what could get any better? This recipe was adapted before their were even stoves to cook in. Women would cook it on the open fire in an iron skillet. A lot has changed since those times but good recipes never die.

3 cups all purpose flour
1 cup cold water
3 tablespoons shortening
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
pinch of baking soda

1. In a large bowl add flour and shortening. Mix with hands until course. Add salt, baking powder and baking soda. Carefully add water until workable dough is achieved. Divide dough into 5 equal balls. On a non stick baking mat take dough balls one at a time and roll with a rolling pin into a 6-inch circle. Do not roll to thin. Pierce dough all over with a fork tip.

2. In a 9-inch non-stick skillet on medium heat carefully add dough one at a time. Cook until lightly browned then flip and cook until browned as well.

Yields: 5

6 fabulous comments:

meeso said...

These breads are timeless, that's for sure!

Sonia said...

Ahhhh yes these are absolutely delicious!!!!!! Its amazing and amusing to see every culture and every nation have their own variation of these.

Arlette said...

Marhaba Nour,

this bread looks delicious... I will try it in a cast iron and see.
Have another question for the Saudi Challenge, its impossible to find fresh pumpkin during the winter season in Canada, can you use puree pumpkin, or it will make the stew too runny??
Kindly leave your reply in the challenge box, so every one can read it, specially who live in a cold , snowy Enviroment.

Noor said...

I just made some more today they are so good fresh off the eye. I just eat them plain yummy..

Arlette I will do that :)

Shay said...

These sound (and look) so good! I will have to try them.

NoorulBaiyinah said...

Salam Nur, I love your griddle bread. I've tried many variations, even our local ones in Brunei, but this is so far the best recipe. My husband absolutely loves it...Thank you.