Tabrizi Ginger Bread

Today I baked a kind of  muffin bread made with ginger, sugar and sesame seeds which comes originally from Tabriz a beautiful city in Iran. Might be baked like flat bread or muffin.



4 cups plain flour
1 whole egg
1 egg yolk
¼ cup oil
1 Tbsp ginger powder
100g sugar
1 Tbsp dried yeast
1 Tsp salt
¼ cup warm milk
1 cup cream yogurt
1 Tbsp Saffron water
Sesame seeds for garnish



In a bowl with warm milk add dried yeast powder, mix together. Cover the bowl with a lid for 10 minutes. Mix oil, ginger powder, salt , egg and yogurt together. Add yeast mixture to above mentioned ingredients and blend together. In a large bowl with flour, add mixture and combine well. Using hand, knead the dough for 10minutes.
Cover the dough with a kitchen towel for 2 hours until the dough is full of air bubbles in a warm location.

Afterwards, Place the dough on the floured work surface. Punching the dough down.
Preheat the oven at 180 C.
Divide the dough into several medium size dough (120g) each one. Or larger ones. Give circle shape or square shape to the dough. Place on the baking tray. Make your favourite design or decoration on top of the dough. Cover dough with a towel for 15 minutes and let to rest.


After 15 minutes, mix egg yolk with saffron water and brushing surface of the dough. Spread sesame seeds over the dough. Bake it for 20 minutes.




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