How to Make Saj Bread at Home

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Authorbaidoone
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Saj bread (also Markook, Markouk, Arabic:كماج، مرقوق، شراك) is a type of flat bread common in the countries of the Levant. It is baked on a domed or convex metal griddle, known as Saj. It is usually sizable, about 2 feet, and thin, almost transparent. Similar to the procedures for making other flat breads, the dough of Saj bread is flattened and kept very thin prior to cooking, resulting in a very slender depth to this bread. It is usually folded and put in bags before being sold.

Yields8 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time30 mins

 3 cups white flour
 1 cup warm water
 1 1/4 tsp yeast
 1/2 tbsp white sugar
 3/4 tsp salt

1

Dissolve the yeast in a cup of warm water, then add sugar and dissolve it in the mixture.

2

Mix the flour and salt in a large bowl then add the mixture of water, yeast and sugar.

3

Knead the ingredients until you get a soft, firm dough.

4

Divide the dough into equal pieces and leave it for 1 1/2 hours in a covered bowl in a warm place.

5

Flatten them using your palm, then using a rolling pin roll until thin enough that you can see your fingers through it.

6

Tip: Lift and turn the dough frequently as you roll to make sure the dough isn’t sticking to your counter. Sprinkle with a little extra flour if it’s starting to stick.

7

Place it on your upside down wok or iron skillet and flip once bubbles form.

8

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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Ingredients

 3 cups white flour
 1 cup warm water
 1 1/4 tsp yeast
 1/2 tbsp white sugar
 3/4 tsp salt

Directions

1

Dissolve the yeast in a cup of warm water, then add sugar and dissolve it in the mixture.

2

Mix the flour and salt in a large bowl then add the mixture of water, yeast and sugar.

3

Knead the ingredients until you get a soft, firm dough.

4

Divide the dough into equal pieces and leave it for 1 1/2 hours in a covered bowl in a warm place.

5

Flatten them using your palm, then using a rolling pin roll until thin enough that you can see your fingers through it.

6

Tip: Lift and turn the dough frequently as you roll to make sure the dough isn’t sticking to your counter. Sprinkle with a little extra flour if it’s starting to stick.

7

Place it on your upside down wok or iron skillet and flip once bubbles form.

8

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.

How to Make Saj Bread at Home

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