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Saj Bread - It is a flat round bread baked on an upside down iron wok hot surface.
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Saj Bread

It is a flat round bread baked on an upside down iron wok hot surface. This is an easy recipe for Saj bread:


  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups warm water (about 110 to 115°)
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Oil for coating the dough

Saj Bread Preparation

  • Put yeast in 1/4 cup of the water; add sugar and let stand for 10 minutes.
  • Sift 2 1/2 cups of flour and the salt into a warm bowl. Form a well in the center; pour in yeast mixture and remaining warm water.
  • Begin to mix with hand, wooden spoon, or dough hook, adding remaining flour as needed. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead for about 10 minutes, until smooth and no longer sticky.
  • Oil a large bowl; place dough in bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and put in a warm place free of drafts for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
  • Dough should be doubled in bulk.
  • Knead for a few minutes then divide into balls about 2 1/2 inches in diameter. Roll balls into circles on a lightly floured surface with floured rolling pin, or flatten into circles with hand.
  • Flip the flattened dough on a curved hot surface (similar to an upside down wok). Bake for less than a minute on one side and then flip to cook the other side.
  • Sometimes you only cook on one side, depends on your preference. Pile your bread sheets and cover to keep soft and warm or serve immediately.
  • You may use these sheets of bread as a wrap for anything you like such as cheese, meats or veggies.
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