Texture is similar to that of pizza dough, or bread sticks, but with many fragrant spices.
- 1 tbl active dry yeast
- 1/4 cup Warm water
- 2 tbl Ground coriander
- 1 tsp Ground cardamom
- 1/2 tsp white pepper
- 1 tsp Ground fenugreek
- 2 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 1/4 cup Lukewarm water
- 5 cup unbleached flour
- Dissolve the yeast in warm water for 10 minutes. Add the coriander, cinnamon, white pepper, fenugreek, salt, oil and lukewarm water, and stir well. Slowly add the flour until a mass forms. On a floured board, knead the dough for 10 minutes or until it is smooth and tiny bubbles form.
- (note: this recipe makes a stickier dough than usual)
- Reserve a 1-inch piece of dough. With floured hands spread the dough out on an ungreased pizza pan. Using a sharp knife, score the dough in a design similar to the spokes of a bicycle wheel. Place the reserved ball of dough in the center of the scored dough. Cover and let rise one hour.
- Bake at 350F for an hour or until golden brown. Combine the topping ingredients (cayenne, oil, ground ginger, ground cloves, cinnamon) in a small bowl. While still warm brush the bread with topping.
- Yield: 1 16-inch loaf.
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