Caucasian bread and its variants

bread - the main food of any of the people that inhabit our planet.In every national cuisine has its own recipes for his baking, own subtleties in preparation technology.We gained particular popularity in recent decades food Caucasian peoples.In particular, meat, vegetables and dough.

matnakash, shoti, pita and other

What is a traditional Caucasian bread?His original name: matnakash - Armenians and their nearest neighbors mchadi;shoti and pita bread - Georgians and Azeris;tunukcha - Tajiks and other inhabitants of the Caucasus.Of course, for our Russian ear the words of this unusual.But the taste of each of these products just fine.Besides Caucasian bread is eaten not only in itself but also as part of the new dishes.It is wrapped in pita various fillings, getting Shawarma, for example.Or a piece of cheese suluguni sauce, butter, powdered with sugar.So it may well replace our Russian pies.

Prepare Caucasian bread on sourdough and without, with wheat and corn flour.Often added to the dough almonds

, ginger and other ingredients, making it sharp or spicy and sometimes sweet.Then bake cakes with honey, raisins and other dried fruits.What's interesting: Caucasian bread - special, because many of its varieties no crust or crumb.This is such an unusual work of highland cooking!

Hospitable Armenia

With bread and salt made welcome distinguished guests not only the Slavic peoples.Armenia has long been famous for its hospitality.In every home, no matter where you looked, you should definitely try matnakash offer - bread Caucasian whose name you already know.He's just an exception to the rule and is a rather plump cake with golden crispy crust and airy crumb.

to him to bake your own, require 2 types of flour: 300 g of wheat and about 150 g of corn, fine grinding, 1 teaspoon dry yeast, salt, 2 teaspoons of sugar, a little malt and a tablespoon of vegetable oil.Plus a small amount of water.As matnakash ready?First, connect the yeast and sugar, malt, water, stir and let the mixture stand up about 10-12 minutes.Then add the flour, salt, butter, knead thoroughly and place in a warm - rise.In the process of proofing has twice obmyat coming up will need to test, and only then you can work with him.From the bulk of the small pieces to be cut, stretch their hands in round cake 1 cm thick. Baking sprinkle with flour, put on a workpiece and bake in preheated oven for about half an hour.

Georgian mchadi

Mchadi - a Caucasian-bread tortilla that is not baked and fried.Probably why it is so loved by all connoisseurs of good food.And prepare mchadi a snap.Especially if you use our recipe.

Need a pound of corn flour, 200 grams of water, vegetable oil, salt and sugar to taste.So, sprinkle in the flour salt (about half a teaspoon for a specified amount of flour would be enough), sugar, and pour a little hot water, kneading the dough.It must be elastic.Divide the resulting mass into small portions, roll or stretch hands in cakes and fry them in a pan with oil on both sides until cooked.

cakes in Tajik

also easy preparing another kind of delicious bread, cakes - Tajik tunukcha.It is equally good with both the first and second courses, as well as tea, jam or honey.And all the products needed anything.

Each cup flour 1 egg is taken over, a little salt and oil for frying.Knead the dough on the water.It must be quite steep.When you manage, roll it into a layer and divide by an equal number of parts.Every part of the roll out thinly, giving a circular or oval shape.In the pot, heat the oil and cook it in the prepared cake.Ready bread, sprinkle with water, so as not to dry up, and wrap for 15 minutes in a napkin - to remove excess fat.All you can try!