Jou jou bread

Jou jou bread

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New Middle Eastern Food
Makes
25
Photographer
Mark Roper

These are little versions of the ubiquitous Arabic khobz, also called pita or pocket bread.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
75g fresh yeast
1 litre warm water
1.25kg bakers’ flour
25g salt
75ml olive oil

Method

  1. Dissolve the yeast in 100 ml of the warm water and set aside in a warm place for 10 minutes.
  2. Combine the flour and salt in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a dough hook and make a well in the centre. Mix the oil with 850 ml of the remaining water and stir in the yeast mixture, then gradually work the liquid into the flour. Knead on a slow speed for 10–15 minutes until the dough is smooth, shiny and elastic — add more tepid water if necessary. Transfer to a lightly oiled bowl, then cover with a damp tea towel and leave to prove in a warm place for 2 hours or until doubled in size.
  3. Preheat the oven to 220ºC. Knock back the dough, then leave to prove for a further 20 minutes. After 10 minutes, put a large, heavy baking tray into the oven for 10 minutes or until very hot.
  4. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface and knock back again. Divide the dough into 3 equal portions and cover with a cloth.
  5. Work with 1 portion at a time. Knock out the air and roll out to a large, roughly rectangular shape, about 2 mm thick. Use a 10 cm pastry cutter to cut out the jou jou breads. You should get about 8 from each portion.
  6. Lift the jou jou breads onto the hot baking tray and bake in the oven for 1 minute, or until they balloon up and colour very lightly. Remove from the oven and transfer gently to a shallow basket lined with a cloth. Wrap up and leave while you continue with the remaining portions of dough.
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