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Encyclopedia > Flat bread

Flatbread is a simple, usually unleaved bread made without yeast or sourdough. The finished bread is often only a few millimeters thick. Flatbread was already known in Ancient Egypt and Sumer. Breads are a group of staple foods prepared by baking, steaming, or frying dough consisting minimally of flour and water. ... Yeasts constitute a group of single-celled (unicellular) fungi, a few species of which are commonly used to leaven bread and ferment alcoholic beverages. ... Sourdough is a symbiotic culture of lactobacilli and yeasts used to leaven bread. ... Map of Ancient Egypt Ancient Egypt as a general historical term broadly refers to the civilization of the Lower Nile Valley, between the First Cataract and the mouths of the Nile Delta, from circa 3300 BC until the conquest of Alexander the Great in 332 BC. As a civilization based... Sumer (or Shumer, Sumeria, Shinar, native ki-en-gir) formed the southern part of Mesopotamia from the time of settlement by the Sumerians until the time of Babylonia. ...


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Pizza is also based on flatbread. Chapati or chapatti is a type of roti or Indian bread, eaten in South Asia and East Africa. ... Crisp bread (Swedish: knäckebröd or hårdbröd, Finnish: näkkileipä) is a very flat and dry Nordic type of bread, containing mostly rye flour. ... The Nordic countries (Greenland not shown) The Nordic countries is a term used collectively for five countries in Northern Europe. ... Matza (also Matzoh, Matzah, Matzo, Hebrew מַצָּה maṣṣā), an unleavened bread, is the official food of Passover. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes. ... A bakery near Kabul, Afghanistan Naan is a round flat bread made of wheat flour. ... Map of Central Asia showing three sets of possible boundaries for the region Central Asia located as a region of the world Central Asia is a vast landlocked region of Asia. ... Composite satellite image of the Indian subcontinent Map of South Asia. ... Pita baked on an outdoor fire. ... Pappad is an Indian and Sri Lankan food item. ... This article is about the Persians (Iranians), a nationality and an ethnic group. ... Traditional tortilla making. ... A supreme pizza such as this one includes many different toppings, such as pepperoni (one of the most popular toppings on American pizzas), green peppers, olives, and mushrooms. ...


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MAKING PITA BREAD RECIPE, ILLUSTRATED - ARABIC or FLAT BREAD (448 words)
Mixing bowl, rolling pin (or use a bottle), paddle or similar to transfer bread to and from oven, pizza stone or baking sheet, oven.
Middle Eastern bread ovens are cavernous affairs (even wood-fired from time to time) and are very hot, with a very hot floor.
The bread is put on long paddles (same as pizza) and deployed in the oven until it puffs and browns slightly on top.
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