Mishtah bread is a traditional Lebanese flatbread that is so rich in flavor. With mahlep as one of it’s key ingredients, it is so aromatic, garanteed to make your kitchen smell so amazing!
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 tablespoon instant yeast
- 1/2 teaspoon ground mahlep
- egg wash: egg yolk, tablespoon water, and a 1/4 teaspoon vinegar
- sesame seeds and black seeds for garnish
- Add all dry ingredients, butter and oil into a bowl, stir everything together. Slowly stir with a wooden spoon while adding water, until it forms a dough.
- Turn the bread out onto a floured surface and knead for five-ten minutes, until smooth and elastic. Wipe out the bowl and grease with oil. Place dough in bowl, turning to coat with oil, cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise for about 1 hour, until doubled in volume.
- Turn out dough and divide into small or large pieces. Flatten each piece into a circle about 1/2 inch thick, place on a greased or lined baking sheet. Using a knife, draw a diamond pattern on the dough. Brush on the egg-wash, and sprinkle the sesame seeds and black seeds. Let rest 20 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 500F. Bake 10-12 minutes, until lightly golden. Do not over bake or they will loose their suppleness. Serve warm.