Eid Bread (aka Wooden Mold Bread)Sep 06, 2018Posted by guestchefPrint
Thank you to home chef, Ahmad Zeabi, for sharing this special holiday bread recipe with us! In this recipe, we are traveling to the Middle East.
In Horan (Daraa), in the far south of Syria, folks used to make this special bread in the Fitr and Adha Eids; the biggest annual celebrations in the local culture, hence the name. Families would customize their wooden molds. Originally, they looked at this bread as a type of flatbread, similar to a pizza with no toppings, but later, began pairing it with a wide range of cold toppings, such as sour cream, concentrated yogurt, cheese, jam, etc.
In the photo, I used typical Syrian cold toppings, from the bottom left clockwise: concentrated yogurt, Shinglish (cheese and yogurt blend,) and Zatar (oregano blend.) It can be eaten without toppings as well. Match it with a cup of tea, for a beautiful breakfast/supper dish.
|6 loaves (8" each)||30 - 45 min|
|Cook Time||Passive Time|
|2 - 5 Minutes||1.5 Hrs|
A special Middle Eastern holiday flatbread formed on traditional wooden molds. You can top it with many different toppings from savory to sweet!
Finding the wooden molds can be a little tricky. Sometimes, they are available online in wood or plastic versions. They are also sold at Middle Eastern markets. The original molds were hand carved and passed down through the family. Tradition says that the circular patterns represent raindrops that mark a good growing season. However, the mold is not only for aesthetics; the raised marks also help hug the fresh toppings as they are applied. You can use a wide range of toppings from savory to sweet — anything from cheese, yogurt, and olives, to eggs, salami, mortadella, or even jams and butter.