I love bread and I watch a lot of videos about cooking that come up randomly. And this one is something that caught my attention. This looks like it is a typical fried bread or pancake in central Asia. The video shows the Turkish version so I decided to give it a go:
- 2 glass of plain flour
- 3/4 glass of water
- 1 tsp of salt
- 1/2 tsp of sugar
- 75g butter melted
- 1/4 glass vegetable oil
- Mix salt and sugar in water. Add the water the flour and mix all well together.
- Knead for 5 minutes. Let it rest and then knead again for a couple of minutes. Rest again for 15 minutes.
- Knock the dough and form a rounded ball. Cut in four pieces and then each piece in two. In total you will have eight pieces. You can make it bigger though.
- Round each dough ball and let is rest in a floured surface.
- Mix the butter and vegetable oil.
- This is the difficult part and is better to watch the video a couple of times. Be sure you have your surface properly floured (I am not used to) for the next step.
- Using a rolling pin, try to make the thinnest layer you can, if rectangle shape, the better. Then spread some butter mix on it. Fold one third from the right side, spread some oil, fold the other third on top of the oiled one. Oil again. You should have a rectangle. Fold a third from the bottom, oil and fold finally from the top. You should have like a handkerchief .
- In a medium/hot pan, with just a bit of oil, fry each unit until golden/crispy each side. If you are good, it will bubble up! (just a bit in my case)
It took me a bit and I struggled with rolling pin as I am not used to this kind of dough. But the result was good, very crispy! (I need much practice to reach the level of the video)