Barbari Bread A Persian Bread

January 28, 2017Deanna
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Barbari Bread is a Persian bread that is super easy to make and is wonderful to eat with a big bowl of soup!

Barbari Bread from Seduction in the Kitchen

  • What is Seduction in the Kitchen?

Obviously, it is a food blog. For me, it is much more than just a food blog. Seduction in the Kitchen is me and my changing and improving myself.

Seduction in the Kitchen started in 2013, I was in a cast and on bed rest. I had just started talking to a guy who happened to be Iranian. To keep myself from being bored, I got back into food blogging. My thought was hey, I will entertain myself and maybe I can impress him with my cooking skills via the internet.

That relationship has gone up and down through the years. That guy and I have broken up many times. Even now I recently started talking to him again, as I mentioned in Apple Cider Cake Mix Donuts. We always seem to gravitate to each other, but in the end, I think he gets scared. Plus distance doesn’t help. We are star-crossed lovers, never destined to meet.

Anyway, why bring this up? As you know I been going through the old posts, either updating them or adding and fixing SEO. As I gone through over 400 posts, I have seen how Seduction in the Kitchen has evolved.

My writing has definitely improved along with the style and photos. As Seduction in the Kitchen grew, so did I. I mean I have my moments on here where I will rant and rave about the drama, mostly due to the circus atmosphere my day job has. Trust me, Greys Anatomy should have some those drama queens on that show, but I won’t start on that.

What is Seduction in the Kitchen? My motto is Everyone Has An Affair With Food. This blog is basically how life and food go hand in hand. It also has some great recipes.

My thoughts, Seduction in the Kitchen is a hidden gem. Am I traditional food blog? Kind of, but not really. I get way too personal and talk about life and improving you than the actual recipe. Yet, I try to balance the recipe with life.  The best phrase about what my blogs is: It is a recipe blog with heart. That is Seduction in the Kitchen.

Barbari Bread from Seduction in the Kitchen

  • Barbari Bread

In a way, this Barbari bread is full circle for me. I have a few other Persian recipes like

Persian Kebabs with Saffron Butter, a twist on a popular Persian dish. It is full of flavor and wonderful to make. A recipe from Seduction in the Kitchen. Persian Kebabs with Saffron Butter.

This one is special to me. I did what I did in the past, made a recipe in hopes of impressing the Persian man I can’t seem to quit. Something else happened with this recipe. It showed me I can bake bread without using a bread maker.

I always used my bread maker dough cycle for making yeast bread. One it so much quicker and it poofs dough nicely. This time, maybe because I wanted to turn out so good because I knew I would be shipping it to the guy, everything came together for this bread.

What I discovered was this spongy bread is wonderful. I had been sick so I been eating lots of chicken soup, this bread soaked up the broth no nicely. Simply put, I love this bread. I think you will too.

Barbari Bread from Seduction in the Kitchen

Preparation 2 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Yields 2     adjust servings

Barbari Bread is a Persian bread that is super easy to make and is wonderful to eat with a big bowl of soup! A recipe from Seduction in the Kitchen.


  • 3 1/4 cups bread flour
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • cornmeal
  • poppy seeds or sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2/3 cup water


  1. Dissolve the yeast with the sugar in 1/2 c water, let sit a few minutes to proof (foam).
  2. Mix bread flour, baking powder and salt together. Make a well in the flour, and slowly incorporate the yeast mixture, and then the remaining 1 cup of water.
  3. Knead 15 minutes on a lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic.
  4. Divide dough into 2 round pieces.
  5. Sprinkle a large baking sheet with cornmeal, transfer the dough to it. Lightly cover and place in a warm place until doubled in bulk (~1.5 hours).
  6. Meanwhile, combine the flour, water, and baking soda together. Bring to a boil, let cool.  This is a glaze and brush lightly over the dough. 

  7. Dip your fingers into the remaining glaze, and punch the dough down with the edges of your hands to form several long parallel ridges along the dough.

  8. Brush the dough with the glaze again, sprinkle with sesame seeds or poppy seeds. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  9. Carefully stretch the dough lengthwise until it is about 1/4-1/2" thick.

  10. Bake 25-30 minutes, or until golden. Take out the oven, let it cool and ENJOY!


13 reviews
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 841kcal Calories from fat 36
% Daily Value
Total Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 1149mg48%
Carbohydrate 169g56%
Dietary Fiber 7g28%
Sugars 5g
Protein 29g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

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Barbari Bread is a Persian bread that is super easy to make and is wonderful to eat with a big bowl of soup!


  • Carlee

    January 31, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    What a pretty loaf of bread! I always love to make bread by hand, I find it soothing, but I can see the draw of the breadmaker for sure!

    1. Deanna Samaan

      January 31, 2017 at 8:57 pm

      Thank you! I did find it very therapeutic doing this by hand 🙂

  • Liz @ I Heart Vegetables

    February 7, 2017 at 7:51 am

    I’ve never had Barbari Bread but it looks delicious! This would be perfect with a big bowl of soup!

    1. Deanna Samaan

      February 7, 2017 at 5:51 pm

      It is so easy and so good 🙂

  • Annie @ Annie’s Noms

    February 7, 2017 at 8:32 am

    I have never heard of Babari bread before, but I’m the bread queen in my house, so I just know I’d love it!! I must make it soon! I was also going through old posts recently and it’s amazing how much of a journey blogging has been for me too. I had mixed feelings reading back over things as I’ve written about good and bad… I guess at least by writing it down we will always be able to look back on things!

    1. Deanna Samaan

      February 7, 2017 at 5:52 pm

      Sometimes it is good to look back and remember of your beginnings 🙂

  • Karen @ Seasonal Cravings

    February 7, 2017 at 8:56 am

    I love that you blog from the heart. It’s hard to write about that personal stuff but I think it helps people connect with you. I need to take a page from your book. This makes me so want a bread maker! Which one do you like?

    1. Deanna Samaan

      February 7, 2017 at 6:29 pm

      My bread maker is old, it makes butter. it is called corner bakery. I love it

  • Julia @ HappyFoods Tube

    February 7, 2017 at 9:03 am

    What a beautiful looking loaf of bread! I have never tried Persian anything so this is definitely a way to start! 🙂

    1. Deanna Samaan

      February 7, 2017 at 6:30 pm

      This is the perfect Persian food to start out with 🙂

  • Cliona Keane

    February 7, 2017 at 9:13 am

    Mmm this looks delish! I’ll have to make this next time I’m on a bread making mission!

    1. Deanna Samaan

      February 7, 2017 at 6:31 pm

      Thank you!!!!!!

  • Chef Mireille

    February 7, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    bread looks awesome – Bread baking is not as difficult as people make it out to be once you get the hang of it – I actually find it therapeutic -= I love to knead!

    1. Deanna Samaan

      February 7, 2017 at 6:32 pm

      IIt is soooo therapeutic 🙂

  • Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine

    February 7, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    There is nothing better than the smell of home baked bread! This is a beautiful recipe.

  • Sarah

    February 7, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    I’ve never made a Persian recipe before, this might be a good way to test the water!

  • Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious

    February 7, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    I am a lover of all bread. Why have I never tried Barbari Bread??

  • Tiffany

    February 7, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    That’s definitely a delicious looking bread loaf! I also find bread very therapeutic and baking in general 🙂

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