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Do you want to try baking your own ayesh baladi? Compare this bakery-size recipe for baladi bread to these family-size ones.

Can you add any Middle Eastern or other breads to this list of 39 flat bread variations from around the world?

Baladi bread, or Egyptian flat bread, is made mostly with whole wheat flour. The dough is flattened, either by hand or machine, into round shapes. The dough is then baked in a wood-burning or gas oven. Bedouin people living in the desert bake a few different types of bread. One type, called tib-bena, is baked by covering the flattened dough with chunks of hot coal, as seen in the photo below.

 

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Arabic Audio Recordings

learn how to pronounce these Egyptian words used in the book

fat-tah

tameya

baba-ghanoug

forn

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baladi

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ayesh baladi