Sunday, April 12, 2020

Kuwaiti date bread

I'd like to share this amazing sweet flat bread made with date paste  
This Kuwaiti bread can found in so many counties like Saudi Arabia , Bahrain , Qatar and Iraq 
The dough should be sticky while kneading but it will firm up after proofing 
You can make it as small or as big you like 
This recipe will yield 10 pieces 
I got this recipe from a famous cookbook author in Kuwait

2 ½ cups brown flour/ whole wheat flour  
1/2 cup white flour/ all purpose flour 
2 tablespoons of milk powder 
2 tablespoons of sugar 
1 tablespoon dry yeast 
1/2 teaspoon anise powder spice 
1/4 teaspoon salt 
1/4 cup corn oil 
4 tablespoons of water 
2-3 tablespoons of date molasses 
1 cup date pate made of  (1/4 cup dates soaked in 1 1/4 cup hot water, then mashed well ) 
On top :nigella seed , sesame seed, fennel seed, or anise 
- Mix the dry ingredients , then add the liquid and knead it well by hand for 5 minutes, then cover it well and let it ferment for two hours or more until it doubles in size 
- Divide the dough  into 10 pieces and then rolled - spread each ball on its surface sprinkled with flour and put a little sesame or anise on it, then spread it in the form of a circular disk with a thickness of 1/2 cm 
Bake in a very hot oven or on cast iron skillet rotate in both side  
Serve with cup of tea , honey for extra sweetness or feta cheese 

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