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Tajikistan Non Bread – нон

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  • 1 Tbsp Salt
  • 4 tsp Finely chopped shallots
  • 1 Tbsp Active dry yeast
  • 2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 cup Warm water
  • 5 cups Whole-wheat flour (up to 6)
  • 2 cups lowfat plain yogurt


  1. Dissolve yeast in the water in a large bowl.
  2. In a saucepan or microwave oven, heat the yogurt until it feels warm on the inside of your wrist (about 105 degrees F) and stir it into the yeast mixture.
  3. Stir in 3 cups of the flour, one cup at a time. Stir 100 times in the same direction to properly develop the gluten. Let stand 10 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle salt over the dough and stir to mix well. Stir in additional flour until dough will take no more and cannot be stirred.
  5. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knead, incorporating any flour as necessary until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes (it will remain somewhat sticky).
  6. Transfer dough to a large oiled bowl, turn to coat, cover with plastic wrap and let rest until doubled in volume (about 1 ½ hours). Set an unglazed baking stone or lightly oiled baking sheet on the bottom over rack and preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  7. Gently punch down the dough and let rest for another 10 minutes. On a lightly floured work surface, divide the dough into 8 equal pieces. Lightly flour your palms and flatten each piece; set them aside, covered with a damp towel.
  8. Roll out each bread, beginning by spreading ½ teaspoon of the shallots and ¼ teaspoon of the cumin in a 5-inch circle on the work surface. Take a piece of dough and set it on top of the shallots and cumin. With a rolling pin, roll out the dough until it about 8 inches in diameter. (If it sticks, lightly flour the surface)
  9. Turn the rolled-out circle of dough over so the shallots and cumin are on top. With a fork, repeatedly prick the center of the circle, leaving an untouched rim about 3 inches wide.
  10. This allows the bread to bake with a slightly higher outside ring, like a pizza crust. Roll out the remaining pieces of dough similarly. Depending on the size of your baking surface, bake 2 or 3 breads at one time. Use your hands or a flour-dusted pizza peel to carefully transfer the prepared dough to the heated baking surface.
  11. Bake for only 2 ½ to 3 minutes — baked through but still quite soft. Remove from the oven and stack immediately and wrap in a clean towel. Makes 8 flatbreads.
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  • Calories: 603.26 kcal
  • Sugar: 9.52 g
  • Sodium: 719.76 mg
  • Fat: 6.11 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.92 g
  • Carbohydrates: 118.84 g
  • Fiber: 17.07 g
  • Protein: 27.73 g
  • Cholesterol: 7.35 mg
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