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Churek / Flat Armenian Bread with Sesame Seed

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Category: Breads

 Ingredients List

  • 1 pk Dry yeast
  • 1 tb Sugar
  • 2 1/4 c Water -- lukewarm
  • 6 c All-purpose flour
  • 1/4 lb Unsalted butter -- melted
  • 1 tb Salt
  • 2 tb White sesame seeds


Sprinkle the yeast and 1 teaspoon of the sugar into 1/2 cup of lukewarm
(110-115F) water in a small, shallow bowl. Let stand for 2 or 3 minutes,
then stir to dissolve the yeast completely. Set the bowl aside in a warm,
draft-free spot (such as an unlighted oven) for about 5 to 10 minutes, or
until the mixture almost doubles in volume.

Pour the flour into a large mixing bowl and make a well in the center. Pour
in the yeast mixture, remaining water, remaining sugar and salt. With a
large spoon beat the flour into the liquid ingredients, continuing to beat
for as long as 10 minutes, or until a soft, spongy dough is formed. Cover
loosely with a kitchen towel and set aside in the warm, draft-free spot
until the mixture doubles in volume.

Preheat the oven to 350F. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and
divide it into 10 equal parts. Roll each part out as thinly as possible
into circles, then place 2 or 3 circles on a cookie sheet. Sprinkle lightly
with cold water and a few sesame seeds and set the cookie sheet on the
floor of the oven. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the bread is a pale golden
brown. Transfer the breads with a wide spatula to a wire cake rack and
bake the remaining rounds similarly. The bread will keep several days at
room temperature if wrapped securely in foil.

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