Sankagk is one of the tastiest Persian bread (Naan) which is made with wholemeal wheat and plain flour on the hot pebble stones. Yes hot pebble stones. Isn’t that amazing !!. Sangak was baked in Iran since 1500 years ago.
Sangak is a kind of triangular flat bread. Length of a naan Sangak is about 60 cm ( See the original photo from Sangak). Sang iد Persian language means stone and Sangak means little stone or pebble stones.
2 ½ cups warm water
3 cups whole meal flour
1 cup plain flour
1tbsp. dried yeast
4tbsp. sesame seeds
1 ½ tsp. salt
Pebble stone (fish tank stones) as much as cover surface of your baking tray
In a bowl, mix dried yeast with ¼ cup of warm water. Cover the bowl with a lid and Let it set for 5 minutes.
Dissolve salt in ½ cup of warm water and add it to yeast mixture. Let to rest for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, slowly add remains of water (3/4 cup) and two types of flours to the above mentioned liquid. Combine well. Now, you have smooth and soft dough.
In a large bowl with 2tbsp vegetable oil, place the dough in. Let to rest for over the night ( 7-8 hours).
Heat the oven at 260C. Spread all pebble stones in the baking tray. Place the tray in the oven and let it be hot for 30 minutes.
Grease surface of working board. Place the dough and divide it into smaller doughs ( 150g) each one.
The key for preparing the dough at this stage is: to keep your hands and the tray very wet.
Place the one of small dough on the tray and make it flat. Sprinkle sesame seeds all over the dough.
Then, take out stone tray from the oven and gently place the dough on the stones. Because dough is wet, it will slip on the stones.
Bake it for 15-20 minutes.
Once it’s ready, upper side of bread is crispy and other side of bread is baked by hot stones and after taking out of the oven, let it cool and then make separate stones from the bread.
It is such beautiful, delicious and healthy bread. Rub the butter and jam or place some Fetta cheese on the bread and try it with a cuppa tea. You would love it. It goes wonderfully well with kebab or omelette as well.