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Barbari Flatbread

by | Sep 15, 2014 | Bread

Visiting Southern California's Chef Anahita Naderi, who runs Ketrioc Cafe in Orange County, she brought me on a late night Iranian-supermarket crawl. What a delicious treat, from wonderful spices and fresh pistachios to the most amazing display of bread baking, which took place next to the cash registers. 


Below is a shot of two bakers stretching wet dough, feeding it horizontally to make Iranian sangak. With rotating loafs baking before our eyes, customers lined up for stacks of speckled bread wrapped in brown paper. It was a sight and scent that stayed with me for the next few days. 

Sagnak bakers Sagnak

Returning home to New York City, I decided to see what I could replicate in this Middle Eastern Bread. Ultimatley I used formula from my files for Barbari, a Naan-like bread that is a bit like Turkish Ramadan breads in Turkey

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  1. Yaya Orchid

    Aww- I was hoping for the recipe. Looks beautiful and delicious!

  2. Jonitin

    Cheers Meehgan,
    Such a fine and delicious bread…if I had a real oven, wood burning…I would do these for a business no doubt!
    How’s things with you??

  3. breadsong

    Everything’s great, thanks for asking! The only problem is I don’t have enough time to do all the baking I want to :^)
    I hope things are going well for you and that there is a WFO in your near future … thank you for sharing so many of your wonderful creations!

  4. Jonitin

    Thank you Meeghan, same with me…baking is taking a back seat to work as usual…which is a drag… WFO, wow…in my dreams!
    Thanks for your comments!


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