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Noni Afghani


"This is an easy bread recipe that results in a soft, tender flatbread. My native Afghani friend says that this bread tastes better than the traditional bread she buys at the store. Enjoy!"
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2 h 10 m servings 309 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings (8 loaves)

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  1. In a small bowl, stir together 1/2 cup warm water and sugar. Sprinkle the yeast over the top, and let stand for about 10 minutes, until foamy.
  2. Place flour in a large bowl, and stir in salt. Make a well in the center, and pour in the corn oil and yeast mixture. Add the remaining water in small amounts until you have a soft moist dough that can be handled. Turn out onto a floured surface, and knead for at least 5 minutes. Return to the bowl, cover with a towel, and let rise until doubled in size, about 1 1/2 hours.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Deflate the risen dough, and divide into 8 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll each ball with a rolling pin so it is oval shaped, about 6 inches long, and 1/2 inch thick. Use a fork or dull knife to draw three lines on the top of each loaf. Place the loaves on a baking sheet. Mix together the egg and remaining tablespoon of water; brush the tops of the loaves with the mixture. Sprinkle caraway seeds over the tops, if using.
  5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until the loaves are shiny and golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 309 calories; 8.3 g fat; 50.1 g carbohydrates; 7.7 g protein; 23 mg cholesterol; 375 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Excellent stuff! I didn't use caraway seeds; because some of the reviews said the bread lacked flavor I added two teaspoons of sea salt to the dough and topped the egg wash with something differ...

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Will not make again. Quick and easy; however, the texture(crumb)is NOT like the Afghanistan bread I get from an Afghanistan restaurant. This bread is more like regular white bread with a crunc...

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Excellent stuff! I didn't use caraway seeds; because some of the reviews said the bread lacked flavor I added two teaspoons of sea salt to the dough and topped the egg wash with something differ...

I made this last night to go with hummus. It was fantastic. I made it two different ways. One I put in my bread machine on dough cycle. The other I did by hand. Both turned out the same. H...

Ok, I admit I got in a hurry after I came home from grocery shopping, didn't pay attention, and added the egg to the dough and almost all of the water upfront. Nevertheless, these turned out gr...

WOW! This recipe is incredible and easy! I made it for a school project and everyone loved it and was asking for more. Of course, it is best right out of the oven, but still quite good days late...

The caraway seeds really make this bread tasty. My bread rose a lot more than it should have - making it look more like western-style buns. I'm not sure how to keep the bread flat with all tha...

This is easy to make and tastes really good. It makes pretty big breads so sometimes I make mine smaller but if you make them too small they can get hard.

easy to make and the taste is wonderful... the caraway seeds didn't add much to the taste ... next time i'll keep it plain or add sesame seeds instead but overall fantastic recipe thanks for sha...

this is fun to make and turned out excellent. made it for my daughter's school project. i would not omit the caraway seeds...they add a lot to the flavor.

I never made bread and it was very easy and delicious. I substituted sesame seeds for caraway seeds.