Sort Fields. Whats people lookup in this blog: Share. As in the Western nations, the pressures and maladies of the modern economy, sometimes coupled with the lack of baking knowledge, compel some, not all, barbari bakers to opt for short fermentation timeframes, which, needless to say, produce breads of low quality. Your recipe and instructions were very comprehensive, so hard to go wrong. Our Barbari bread is an oval type of flat bread. A baker who is in charge of stretching, loading, launching, and baking barbari dough is known as shāter (literally meaning "agile"), which is an honorable title to bear in Iran. The flour typically has the following parameters: 50% of the particles of flour are smaller than 125 microns,          30% of the particles of flour are at 125 microns,          18% of the particles of flour are at 180 microns, and           2% of the particles of flour are greater than 475 microns. 5 cups all-purpose flour. Before I do so, allow me to make some prefatory remarks. Have you ever baked with dry yeast and AK Bread flour, or any regular AP flour? Quick View. Barbari means “of or related to Barbars” in the Persian language. Barbari Bread is one of the high valuable bread in other traditional breads. (This way, according to Barbari bakers, the dough formation is facilitated. Dissolve yeast in 100 ml warm water and let it stand for 3 min. ), Thanks for this Omid, a very comprehensive and intriguing article. It is said that the Turkic people, similar to Hazara, are genealogically related to Mongolians. Baking soda can make the top crust undesirably dry, brittle, and flaky. I will describe how to prepare the barbari sauce in §9, below. Good day! It is believed that barbari bread has been mainstream in Persia since late 1700s, when the Qajar Dynasty (whose kings were of Turkic origin) began to rule over Persia. The dough for the Naan-e-barbari bread is great to make pizzas too. Therefore, experience is needed. I do have a sourdough culture going, and will be baking with it soon. I currently measure each dough ball at about 370-380 grams, which yields a mini barbari bread 40 by 18 centimeter (16 by 7 inches). If using bread machine, add all main ingredients in the order suggested by your bread machine manual and process to form the dough then skip to step 6. Typically, when we want to create a rectangular shaped piece of dough we pre-shape accordingly. Using oven proof mittens remove the paper and Barbari from the oven and cool on the rack. A competent baker always formulates the dough in a way that it can be adapted to the ambient temperature and other external factors. There is absolutely no oil, butter, lard, milk, yogurt, eggs, sugar, honey, molasses, barley flour, baking powder, baking soda, or anything else in the traditional dough recipe. If so, how different is the taste? My name is Omid, from Southern California. (See the picture below.). In Iran, the four principal types of breads, all of which are flatbreads, are: (1) sangak, (2) barbari, (3) taftan, and (4) lavash. Etymology. So, almost everything I relate here is based on what I learned during my internship. I chose the Giusto's “High Performer Flour” not because it is similar to the star flour, but because that is what I had available at the time. Moreover, by virtue of the fact that one is flat and the other bulky, they bake differently, which impacts the crustal developments and flavors. Then, I shut the chimney hole and put on the two oven doors, positioned before and after the chimney hole. Welcome to TFL and thanks for a very informative post that i think a good few members will have a shot at, Including myself. The day before I bake my breads, I preheat my oven by torching the dome—using a fraction of the output of the torch—for about 4 hours or until the inner walls of the oven reach about 800°F. (Whole wheat, whole brown rice, white rice, or white flour can be used if wheat bran is not available.) The commercial fork mixers in Iran have fork speeds of about 25 to 35 RPM for the purpose of preparing barbari dough. Maybe I can just form into round rolls and flatten them before baking? The flavor to it is on point some crunch with that chewiness. Akin to the Neapolitan pizza which transformed into the New York-style pizza in New York in early 1900s, the proto-barbari likewise underwent a transformational process to reach its present form in Iran. Avoid formation of clumps in the mixture. The pictures were sourced from an Iranian web page that is no longer available. Thus, it is always open to revisions as my understanding of the tradition expands. I would love to master this bread for my family, however do not have the privilege of a wonderful stone oven such as you have! Barbari. My first job after retirement is making a tanoor from khake ros and Horse hair :). could you please explain what you mean sourdough starter (8%)? Nonetheless, they can be distinguished from the Iranian barbari by the recipes, preparatory procedures, geometric configurations, and ovens they employ to prepare them, with the exception that Turks and Iranians generally use the same type of masonry, brick-domed, wood-fired ovens to bake the breads in. Barbari Flat Bread Recipe. I will definitely have to try it. You just used 176gr starter or sourdough fermented 12-16h? Salam! The pictures, which can silently communicate more than what words can convey, are chronologically ordered. You brought up a point worthy of consideration in re pre-shaping leavened dough pieces into a rectangular configuration akin to pre-shaping a French baguette or batard dough. I just love crust! Thank you so much for sharing this with us. 1-1/2 cups warm water. You just used 176gr starter or sourdough fermented 12-16h?”. So, allow me to briefly introduce myself. Dough fermentation takes place strictly at room temperature throughout the process for: As you can see, the left-end of the spectrums are not conducive toward production of quality dough. A lot of creativity there Omid, quite inspiring. olive oil, plus extra for shaping. First, dip deep in the dough (all the way down to the bottom without puncturing it), Second, slide for a short distance to opposite directions to homogenize and seal the groove, and, Third, disengage from the dough. They did ask for you to use a pizza stone and I used cast iron. Keep the salt separate. Omid, I love your Barbaries and I am in love with your Tanoor. Perchance, it was your pre-established knowledge and skills that made the bread easy for you to make. :). Absolutely was! Depending on how much yeast is used to inoculate the preferment, and depending on the ambient room temperature and the chemical properties of the flour, the preferment may take about 12-16 hours to mature at room temperature, whereby it is incorporated in the final dough which, depending on the quantity of the incorporated preferment and if additional baker’s yeast is used in the final dough, takes about 1-3 hours of bulk fermentation followed by about 1-3 hours of ball fermentation, all at room temperature. First try on a 50 Rye:50 AP sandwich bread, Red Miso Furikake (Sesame seeds and Nori) Sourdough, Lucy’s Fruit Stupid - Nutella, Peach, Plum and Plantain Pizza and No Fruit Bagels. If the members are interested, I will provide more details on barbari breads. The oven, always built within wall, is a masonry, brick-domed, wood-fired oven with a circular hearth and relatively flat dome. What slightly intrigues me about this Barbari bread is that the base ingredients are the same as any other bread, flour, water, yeast and salt so what is going to make it taste significantly different? Since mid-1970s until present, a growing number of barbari bakeries of Iran have stopped using sourdough culture and have begun to use baker’s yeast instead. In a small bowl, sprinkle the yeast over 4 tbsp. Just found this post and so glad you shared, Omid. I don't know whether such a customer base exists, in light of worldwide economic conditions and of the effects of sanctions. This bread baked first in Tabriz city , a city one of the Iran . Frankly, I am not even sure what is meant by the term “artisan” as a culinary movement. Beautiful bread! Good day! $3.99. Hi Omid, it was fun last year, it will be nice to see every one again. The earliest archaeological evidence of bread being baked and consumed, goes as far back as 9000 years ago, found in the northern parts of what is now Iran. ; and,When examining the dough after mixing for extensibility and elasticity, are you looking for a moderately, or well-developed dough?Thank you so much for what you've shared regarding this bread! Facebook; Prev Article Next Article . The traditional barbari oven is specialized for baking barbari breads. Before finalizing the dough balls, they need to be sufficiently relaxed and shapable to the point of being easily stretched while upholding their own structural integrity. fresh yeast or 1 tbsp. Nan-e Barbari is a popular Persian flatbread. The work you’ve done here beats everything on the internet. The orthodox bakers construe these socio-economic changes as imminent threats to the traditionalism of barbari and other types of Iranian breads. Community Bake - NY Jewish Bakery/Deli style Rye... Toasted Pumpkin Seed & Goji Berry Sourdough. By Andy Baraghan i. February 14, 2017. I have been to Tehran, and adore this bread! I think I got the taste right and starter does not make any difference, right. You are a fast learner! Dear Don, you asked, “Is there an artisan bread movement in Iran?” I do not know. Make a well in the flour, and slowly incorporate the yeast mixture, and then the remaining 1 cup of water. I would certainly be one to enroll. Then let the dough rest for a few hours, and after that, put some dough on an oily surface. Some millers blend a low percentage of malted barley flour with the star flour. This thread has become far too long with all the pictures, many of which are repeated. As with any other bread dough that I know of, if the shaping and handling is poorly executed, then the aesthetics, texture, and taste of the bread will suffer to a lesser or greater degree. Therefore, the sauce is a major part of the operation and should not be taken lightly. And, baguettes are scored while barbaries are grooved. In each case, the dough hydration typically ranges between 65 and 70% of the weight of flour. “Old dough” refers to a portion of the final dough from the day before, which is set aside and incorporated in a new final dough the next day. Baguettes, on average, are firmer than barbaries. Some of this ended up too salty. It's very lovely, afarin! Perceptive barbari aficionados in Iran can often recognize which bakery in their neighborhood produced which barbari bread—just by looking at it. (I do understand that you did not mean to literally treat the barbari dough exactly like a baguette or batard dough.) The dough preparer may even end up using more flour than the targeted amount before reaching the desired dough consistency and strength. >>recipes make breads no more than sermons make saints! Below are some pictures of the bake session. Dear Bert, good to see you here! The light of fire also enables bakers to see inside the oven. Meanwhile, I made sure that my wood-fired oven, fueled with propane gas, maintained the right temperature, about 250°C  (482°F) on the floor. Open the oven door and turn the parchment and bread half a circle and bake for 5 more minutes. That will take 1 – 1.5 hours. Interesting follow up there and nice to watch those videos. Followed your method with water first then salt then yeast then flour. He's doing it very quickly, making it look effortless, but I believe he is basically folding the dough underneath and producing not a boule but rather a  batard with straighter long sides and rounded ends. Some new generation bakers use the blade of a plastic dough scraper, or a similarly fashioned tool, in order to groove barbari doughs, which end up looking odd after baked, with unusual oven-spring and bloated ribs that often cancel out the deep grooves. Because of the small size of my wood-fired oven, I am unable to make full size barbari breads. I will give it a try, but I will do so right after the conclusion of the initial fermentation so that the dough will have enough time to gain buoyancy. I did not used Setareh Flour, no Iranian Store close by. Bread is an important part of Persian cuisine, as it is in many other foods of the world. Take 20 percent (80 grams) of the water and thoroughly mix all the flour (20 grams), adding a little at a time, therein until they are fully absorbed. But now I think I'll follow your basic recipe. Mix bread flour, baking powder and salt together. As German philosopher Karl Marx eloquently expressed, “As man works on nature outside himself and changes it, he changes at the same time his own nature.”. I also used dry yeast. Such changes are importantly predicated on the rate of production (quantity) as opposed to the quality of the breads. And, akin to a good French baguette, the top crust is crisp in texture without being brittle or flakey. For preparing the barbari sauce (roomāl), please see section §9 above. Per the customary protocol, the amounts of water, salt, and yeast in the target formula should remain the same throughout mixing, during which the flour is added gradually until the desired dough consistency and strength are procured. By the end of this stage of dough fermentation, which took about 10 hours, the dough had slightly risen. The breakfast is known as "noon chaie panir”, meaning, “bread, tea, cheese”. Accordingly, standing in long bakery lines is part of the daily routines of Iranians. I can’t wait to start experimenting on this technique. Rather than extend your excellent post here with more and more photos (which really slows down loading times), I have created my first blog with the photos. Consequently, the dough elasticity and extensibility need to be in the right relation to one another. Slight problem there as the "grooving" of Barbari means it doesn't lend well to slicing horizontally. The bulges are technically known as. He has not posted since 2016. I’m in Glendale and looking to find my way to a good baribari at home. Iran is a bread culture, i.e., bread is culturally considered “necessary nourishment”, besides being a sacred symbol. If interested please reply. Avoid re-grooving the grooves that have already been made. Sometimes the opposite may occur, that is, when the dough is excessively extensible. The crumb should be airy and light, moderately elastic, not doughy or gummy or glossy or translucent, not overly chewy, not bleached in color, subtly sweet and nutty in flavor, moderately or less than moderately sour if sourdough culture is used; not yeasty if baker’s yeast is used, and easily digestible. The two widths of the flatbread are round rather than straight. Before the gravitational force unduly gravitate and overstretch the middle, unsupported section of the dough, lay the middle down on the middle section of the launching peel (which should be situated to your right side) while your left hand places the left portion of the dough on the front section of the peel. Below are three methods: According to the guidelines issued by the Institute of Standards (which is a governmental agency of the Republic of Iran in charge of food safety and quality control) the sauce is made by, first, making a slack dough, using water and flour only. How much or to what extent the mixture of water and flour should be heated, To what extent or consistency the flour should be gelatinized, and. A boule pre-shape lends itself to creating a flat circle or plump batard. I noted also in your method that you shape the main dough mass into a boule before it gets it's 11 hr fermentation. In addition, the ever-increasing demands for bread, which is an indispensable and substantial part of the daily Iranian diet, have effectuated changes in the overall production of barbari breads. Step 2 On a large rimmed baking sheet, stretch and press 1 ball of the dough to a 14-by-5-inch rectangle. Does it aid the prooving? I hope there is enough information here to enable you to successfully prepare barbari breads for your family. I assume that he used the scale to weigh each dough portion before balling them. I think it's very important to learn about history of baking. In a small bowl, whisk the yogurt with the water. By the way, when I torch my oven, I use an aluminum plate to minimize the opening of the oven door in order to minimize heat loss. It is said that Hazara of central Afghanistan are skillful bakers, and bread-making is one of their main occupations. Thank you so much for this. Well since he posted the links to the recipes, let's give the actual dishes a go! For the bake session, I employed the following “target formula” (formul-eh hadaf), aka “provisional formula” (formul-eh movaghat), with the aim to utilize the direct method of dough production followed by a two-phase fermentation for about 10+6 hours at room temperature range of 24-26℃ (75-79℉). According to another hypothesis, the barbari bread of Iran is of Turkic origin. So far my dough is made and is now staring its 11 hour rest. I've scaled down the quantities significantly as I only want to make a couple of these initially using my home oven. 3 products found, displaying products 1 to 3: Quick View. The crisp and its chewiness depend on the type of flour we use. Bread is a good start. I am delighted to see you here. By “improvement”, I assume, they mean more intense “golden-browning” of the top crust in addition to more “luster”. Out of curiosity, are you from Spain (El Panadero)? I did enjoy these greatly but I would like to try it with lamb or goat because you lost the flavor chicken. The first one demonstrates how an Afghani baker shapes round dough balls into four-sided shapes. I've laterly been baking these in small rectangular baking trays so they come out the same size and shape and height and that has worked well. Iran is a bread culture with a long history of bread-making. This bread is best eaten within to days of making it. The former usually bakes for a longer period of time than the latter at more or less the same temperature. Traditional Barbari Bread quantity. (See the picture below.). And, as I mentioned above, the pre-shaping is done not the way a baguette or batard dough is pre-shaped; there is no “letter folding” because it may unduly tighten the gluten matrix and lengthen the dough maturation time. In your method you are pre-shaping your dough portions into small boules which in hindsight now seems a little odd. The appetizer consists of: Basically, some cheese, herb(s), and walnut is stuffed in a piece of barbari, and I believe you can imagine the rest. Let sit for a few minutes to proof (foam). We'll probably want to start a new thread. The resulting dough was fermented for about 10 hours in bulk plus 4 hours in balls at room temperature. Tweet. Bobbi Lin Considered to be one of the thickest flatbreads in the world, the … (datum point), Initial fermentation: About 12 hours at room temperature, Final fermentation: About 5 hours at room temperature. Oralia Primas January 28, 2017. Barbari is a traditional Iranian flatbread. Zahra Shafiei submitted to Doug F an idea for an Iranian burger. This is from Gail Duff's Bread, 150 Traditional breads from around the world. "), the answer is "yes", particularly under precarious circumstances. “One-phase dough” (hereinafter referred to as “direct dough” or “direct method”) is a process of producing barbari dough by mixing all the ingredients—strictly excluding any preferments—in one single session, followed by a “two-phase fermentation” (first in bulk and then in balls) using either baker’s yeast or sourdough culture. More importantly, the sauce enhances the texture, browning, and taste of the top crust. Preparing barbari breads in non-commercial environments naturally imposes many limitations. Characteristics: The two bulges are more inflated than the rest of the top surface in between them. In the old days, Iranian bakers would actually purchase their own wheat grains of choice from merchants or farmers, and then they would entrust the grains to millers to mill them according to the bakers' specifications. Let the sauce cool down at room temperature before use. of my sourdough culture and dissolved it in the water (1518 gr.) I have been looking for some Persian/Assyrian breads to try. Have a great day! On certain days of festivity, brewed saffron is added to the sauce in addition to adding small chunks of fresh rotab dates to the dough before mixing. Make sure that you knead the dough for enough time at least 10-15 mins. Flat Bread . Shortly before baking begins, the sauce is rubbed on the entire top surface of the barbari dough balls so that the dough would not stick to the fingertips when impressing deep grooves in it. So, when I prepared the dough in my initial post above, I took 8% (176 gr.) Although I can't do this bread justice in a wood oven, I 'm certainly going to try it for it looks like a lot of fun! To me, the difference is very distinct, but I do not believe most Iranians would be able to discern that. Kirby Hamdan October 3, 2017. Have a great day! The grooves are equivalent to scoring a baguette dough in order to regulate the amount of oven-spring during baking. Prev Article. Round barbaris are not as uncommon as one might think, although majority of Iranians prefer the traditional configuration. Hi Omid. Because of the small size of my oven (63.5 cm or 25 inches in internal floor diameter), I am unable to use live wood-fire for baking my breads. Of course, if a home baker does not have a wood-fired oven, it does not mean that she or he can’t use a conventional gas/electric oven to bake barbaries. First, by “sourdough culture” (or “sourdough starter”) I mean a mixture of only water and flour in which two classes of fermentative micro-organisms are cultivated: wild yeasts (not baker’s yeast or Saccharomyces cerevisiae) and beneficial bacteria. The texture of these reminded me of eating salmon patties. Hello, Your Barbari breads are beautiful! Mixing the dough ingredients within the context of the direct method. In general, Iranian flours are weaker than their American counterparts; therefore, they have lower “W” factors and, hence, ferment/mature faster. I hope they are helpful. Professional barbari bakers strongly advise against using baking soda in making the barbari sauce. Some bakers would actually take on the task of milling the grains themselves. Omid's explanation is very comprehensive so success lies in my ability to follow it and maintain the right dough consistency. Measure out 4 1/4 cup bread flour into a large bowl. Is there an actual, organized artisan bread movement here in the US? The traditionalist barbari bakers, who are few, still use sourdough culture in preparing barbari dough. Preferment: The preferment, which is equivalent to a poolish in this particular case, is comprised of about 15-30% (or more) of the above flour, 100% hydration (taken from the water above), and a befitting percentage of baker’s yeast (calculated independently as a percentage of the weight of the 15-30% flour). Alternatively, black caraway seeds (Nigella sativa) or both sesame and black caraway seeds can be used, or no seeds at all. I am not able to find the link of that post, can you please advise? When I was a 9th grader in Iran, as part of a school program initiated by the Ministry of Education, I did one year of internship, one day per week, at a barbari bakery in Tehran. Unfortunately, back then I was too impatient to absorb everything. 4-6 hours, 8-10 hours, or up to 12-16 hours when dough is produced by the direct method of dough production, or. Content posted by community members is their own. On this account, barbari bakers have devised certain utilitarian concepts, such as “target formula”, to assist them in the process of making and developing barbari dough. By the way, barbari along with Iranian/feta cheese and watermelon/cantaloupe is considered a snack in Iran. Good day! Here is a link: Lincoln Electric Inferno Propane Torch Kit. Barbari bread or Naan Barbari is one of the popular types of bread in Iran. Characteristics: The bottom crust is lighter in color than the top crust. Healthy persian barbari bread the delicious crescent persian flatbread barbari barbari bread with nigella and white sesame seeds recipe bon appetit hot bread kitchen s nan e barbari persian flatbread king. Cautionary Notes: As the sauce cools down, it gradually becomes thicker and stickier. I have never pre-shaped my barbari dough akin to the way French baguette dough is pre-shaped, that is, by letter-folding the dough. Log in or register to post comments; breadsong. After  your left hand exited toward the front side of the peel, your right hand needs to place the right portion, which is now the back portion, of the dough on the back section of the peel. A method of grooving barbari dough is demonstrated in the beginning of the following Youtube video: After I sauced and grooved the dough balls, I sprinkled raw, not roasted, sesame seeds on the barbari doughs. The picture below depicts three Hazara bakers in Afghanistan. Dissolve the yeast with the sugar in 1/2 cup water. Get full Iranian Barbari Bread Recipe ingredients, how-to directions, calories and nutrition review. Hence, Iranians would tell you: if there are no breads on our tables, we still feel unfulfilled after satiating our appetites with other types of foods. By the time the dough acquired the desired characteristics and mixing concluded thereupon, I had 68 grams of leftover flour. Bread has been of fundamental value in the Persian culinary culture. 16 hrs+ work, gone in less than 1hr. To have a perfect Barbari bread, you should mix wheat flour, a pinch of salt and sugar, yeast, a little bit of oil, and water for the dough. (See the picture below.). My propane torch was purchased for about $50 US dollars at Home Depot. Upon scanning this forum, I noticed that barbari bread has not been discussed in appreciable details here. add to cart. In this sense, the barbari dough is prepared like the Neapolitan pizza dough when employing the direct method of dough production: water (1st) + salt (2nd) + sourdough culture or baker’s yeast (3rd) + flour (4th) which is added gradually until the desired “dough consistency” (i.e., dough density, viscosity, and coherency) and “dough strength” (i.e., dough elasticity in relation to dough extensibility) are reached. Bring the remainder of water (320 grams) to the boiling point and lower the heat to simmer. It's hard to see exactly in the video but it's definitely not a boule. It takes some experimentations to get the sauce right. Your fork mixer looks like it does a wonderful job of developing the dough.Thank you for the formula and illustrative pictures of the process to make this bread. Yes, they have barbari breads in Shiraz… but more sangak breads which are cooked on the pebbles. Some Iranian bakeries produce both round and quadrilateral barbaris. Here is a video demonstrating the process described above: Notice how relaxed, pliable, and formable the dough balls are in the video. This bread is so popular people make long queues for it every morning in Iran! However, they may use wooden dough boxes if there is not enough space on workbenches. 3. I would want to make a more finished and consistent version I think (though I appreciate that wouldn't be as traditional). Based on my observations and judging by what is visible in the video frames, I conclude that the baker formed round, not quadrilateral, dough balls by folding the rough edges under the doughs as he rotated and slammed them on the table, which is a method commonly employed in barbari bakeries. More and more, I keep encountering barbari recipes in online journals and in cookbooks authored by Western bakers. Final fermentation (2nd phase) and dough maturation. I will certainly show pictures of my bread, up until now I've only been asking questions and posting general start-up photos, no bread as of yet… but getting started and knowing your procedure is a process that I'm realizing is a bit more thoughtful than for the breads I've made in the past which had zero flavour and dense crumb. Could you please let me know if the toughness is coming from mixing (or maybe overmixing)?I think more mixing more gluten development I get !! Any Iranian dish feels more authentic with Barbari. It was truly a pleasure to read. At this point, if the dough does not have the right physical constitution (i.e., being more elastic than extensible), it can stubbornly fight back in being stretched. If the latter, i.e., sourdough culture, it should constitute, unlike a preferment, a, “Two-phase dough” (hereinafter referred to as “indirect dough” or “indirect method”) is a process of producing dough by mixing varying number and portions of the ingredients in two separate sessions, which usually involves preparing a preferment (known as. Many barbari beginners go through this frustrating experience, which can negatively impact the texture and, hence, the flavor of the final product. Amid, this is an impressive, well researched piece. there is more to come, not least a similar breakdown of the other 3 principle breads mentioned (sangak, taftan, and lavash) :-). If you see that the bread is getting too dark, reduce the second bake time to 4 minutes. 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