Traditional Lebanese Bread

Traditional Lebanese Bread

Ingredients:

1 pkg Jemila Bread Mix

5 oz. warm water (approx. 85-95°)

1 tbsp olive oil

Rolling pin

Flour for dusting

Pizza stone or large oven-safe skillet

 

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 450° with pizza stone or skillet on the rack second from top. Mix Jemila Bread Mix and water until water is fully absorbed and dough is smooth. In a food processor, process minutes on high. Spread the olive oil on top of the dough. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit in a warm place for 20-30 minutes. Cut dough into 4 balls. Roll one ball at a time with a rolling pin until dough is 1/8thick or about 8in diameter. Open oven, slide out the rack enough to put the flattened dough onto the stone and bake for 11/2 to 2 minutes. Turn the bread over and bake 1-1 /2 to 2 minutes more. Slight brown spots will appear on the dougwhen done. Can also bake stove top in a heavy skillet on medium heat. Make sure the skillet is hot before the first bake.

For Syrian Bread, spread dough on a sheet pat 1/2thick. Lightly mist with olive oil. Let rise 1 hour. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until golden brown.