Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Markouk Bread

Just today I visited with someone who told me that when she was a child her grandmother always made markouk bread. "It was really the very best bread I ever had," she said.
Markouk bread can be purchased in areas that have a large middle eastern population, but of course you can make your own, but it's not so simple. Watch the video made by Sönke Henning Tappe
Note how the dough is expertly stretched, formed over a cushion and then baked on something that looks like an upside down wok. In the video the fuel is bottled gas, but I watched another video that had a wood fire under the baking surface.
Let me know if you're inspired to make this wonderful flat bread.