A round loaf of bread that is extremely popular in both Tajikstan and Uzbekistan.
Cuisine Tajikistan, Uzbekistan
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Resting or Rising times 3hours
Author Darlene at International Cuisine
1/2cupwhole wheat flour
1eggbeaten with 1 Tbsp milk
1Tbspblack sesame seeds for decoration
Heat up some water until very hot. Then mix with the cold yogurt. Mixing the two should result in a warm mixture. Stir in the sugar, yeast, and whole wheat flour. Let it rest for about an hour.
Next stir in the flour and salt. Knead the dough together until a smooth ball forms. Add a tad bit more flour or water as needed. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in size, about 2 hours.
Preheat the oven to 500F. Prepare the egg and milk wash. Then, divide the dough into 8 pieces and press flat. Make the indentation in the middle with the bottom of a glass or I used my cookie cutter with out cutting it all the way through. If you use a glass, you can make your design with a fork. Dust with flour as needed.
Brush the top with egg wash, then sprinkle a few black sesame seeds in the middle,