Homemade Shrak Bread / Markook


Markook, also known as Shrak (Arabic: مرقوق، شراك) is a type of flatbread common in the countries of the Levant. It is baked on a domed or convex metal griddle, known as "saj" that’s shaped like an inverted wok. It is usually large, about 2 feet in diameter, and thin, almost translucent. Similar to the procedures for making some other flatbreads, the dough of markook is flattened and kept very thin.


Today I am are visiting Jordan. Markook/Shrak , is a traditional Bedouin bread that is popular in Jordan and the region as a whole.

Ingredients:
2 Cups Wheat flour
2 Cups All purpose flour
2 Teaspoons Instant yeast
2 Table spoons sugar
1 Teaspoon Salt
1/4 Cup Olive oil
1 to 1.1/2 Cups warm water (or as needed)

Method


Mix the yeast and sugar in, add 1/2 cup warm water. Mix and leave for 10 minutes until yeast is bubbly.


In a large bowl add all the remaining ingredients except the water. Then add the yeast and only 1/2 cup water. Knead the dough, if you notice that it is too dry and difficult to form into a smooth ball, then it needs more water. Add a little of water gradually and knead until you have a smooth and soft dough. Knead the dough for 10 minutes.

Cover the bowl and leave for an hour until the dough doubles in size.


Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces. Form the pieces into balls and place them on a clean kitchen towel. Cover them with a towel and leave to rise for half an hour.


Sprinkle flour on the surface on which you will roll the dough.


Put the Wok (upside-down) on the oven top and open the fire on high.


Roll the dough ball on the floured surface until you have a very thin round sheet of dough.



Place the dough sheet on the hot wok and bake on one side only. Once shrak bread is ready remove and cover with a kitchen towel immediately so as not to dry. Repeat the process with the remaining balls of dough.




Home-made Shrak bread; the ancient and traditional bread of the Middle East. Bon appetite.


Sending this also to Mena's Cooking Club


Labels : Breads, Continental Cuisine, Mena Cooking Club, Blogging Marathon, Jordan

sneha datar
sneha datar

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.

20 comments:

  1. There are so many different types of bread. This one looks perfectly made.

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  2. Yay, someone else made this one other than me. I am so happy to see how you made and wow they look just perfect and round. They were so good right?

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  3. bread,soup and dessert you went all the way Sneha ,Great job on completing the challenge!!

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  4. what an interesting cooking method

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  5. Oh wow..I was aware of the bread but didn't know its name..now this is on my to do list. .loved it . absolutely my kind.

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  6. Absolutely perfect! You are so good at making this round and crispy. :)

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  7. Wow you cooked you a storm, 3 of the recipes :-) gorgeous Shrak Bread!

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  8. Looks so interesting and inviting...Nice one.

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  9. Interesting cooking method! Looks very well made.

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  10. Very nicely done and nice reading about the bread!

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  11. I have made them for last April BM, absolutely gorgeous bread, for the method of cooking and for the softness it retains.

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  12. So perfectly and love how traditionally you have made them.

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  13. Wat a fantastic bread,you nailed them prefectly.

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  14. Interesting way to cook the flat bread.

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  15. A very new bread to me..You have done it beautifully. Love to try it

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  16. Beautifully explained! The bread looks so good....

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  17. That is a very interesting and perfectly made flatbread.

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  18. Wow this is awesomely made bread. I must try these soon.

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