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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Qashqari patir

I baked "Qashqari patir" today and I admit that it is truly amazing and tasty bread! There was a little tear of mine as onions turned out to be very bitter:) But the result worth it. Try not to use blending or chopping devises for onions and chop them by hand. Use juicy onions. For four smaller "Patir" s you will need following
350 gr of peeled and chopped onions
350 ml of water
1 tbsp of salt
1.5 tbsp of dried yeast
Plain flour as needed
1 egg yolk
2 tbsp of yogurt
First of all, chop up your onions well and pour all of the water on them. Mix and then mash them with your hands. Just try to squeeze out all the juice from onions. Leave for 30 min. After drain all the water.

Set aside drained onions and add in salt and yeast to the "onion" water. Mix well. Add in flour to form medium hard dough. It mustn't be sticky, but it mustn't be hard. Knead for about 5 min and cover. Leave the dough in warm place for 2 hours.
Take 3 tbsp of drained onions and mix them with yogurt and egg yolk.

After your dough is ready to bake, divide into 4 equal pieces and form balls. Flatten them by hand and cut the edges with sharp knife. Make sure that middle is a little thiner then the edges. Punch the middle with "chakich" or a fork.

Now spread the onion-yogurt and egg yolk mixture to the surface.

Bake in preheated oven until bread is golden. Take from the oven and just enjoy this wonderful bread that smells heavenly!!!
Yoqimli ishtaha!!!

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