Barbari Bread A Persian Bread

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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!

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  • 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.

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  • Barbari Bread

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

Kebabs - Barbari Bread A Persian Bread 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 - Barbari Bread A Persian Bread

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Barbari Bread A Persian Bread
Yield: 2 Loaves

Barbari Bread

Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

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!

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 125
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  • Carlee
    January 31, 2017

    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!

    • Deanna Samaan
      January 31, 2017

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

  • Liz @ I Heart Vegetables
    February 7, 2017

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

    • Deanna Samaan
      February 7, 2017

      It is so easy and so good 🙂

  • Annie @ Annie's Noms
    February 7, 2017

    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!

    • Deanna Samaan
      February 7, 2017

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

  • Karen @ Seasonal Cravings
    February 7, 2017

    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?

    • Deanna Samaan
      February 7, 2017

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

  • Julia @ HappyFoods Tube
    February 7, 2017

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

    • Deanna Samaan
      February 7, 2017

      This is the perfect Persian food to start out with 🙂

  • Cliona Keane
    February 7, 2017

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

    • Deanna Samaan
      February 7, 2017

      Thank you!!!!!!

  • Chef Mireille
    February 7, 2017

    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!

    • Deanna Samaan
      February 7, 2017

      IIt is soooo therapeutic 🙂

  • Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine
    February 7, 2017

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

  • Sarah
    February 7, 2017

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

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

  • Tiffany
    February 7, 2017

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

  • raaj
    December 8, 2017

    Hi, please share more bread recipes

    • Deanna
      December 9, 2017

      Your right, I d need more yeast bread recipes on here. I will be doing that soon

  • Ramona
    February 9, 2018

    Oh this bread looks fantastic. For me making bread is therapy is reward is an overall such a joyful experience every single time with no fail.
    I’ve never heard of Barbari bread before but I will definitely give it a go as truthfully I’m rarely buying bread and for the past few years I’m just making my own almost 100% of the time.
    It’s a wonderful recipe and thank you so much for sharing it Deanna ??

    • Deanna
      February 9, 2018

      I love making my own bread myself. You are right it is so therapeutic! Thank you!

  • Lisa | Tiny Kitchen Capers
    February 9, 2018

    There’s nothing like home baked bread! I bet it smelled heavenly!

    • Deanna
      February 9, 2018

      Home-baked bread is the best 🙂 Thank you!

  • Amanda
    February 9, 2018

    This bread looks lovely Deanna. I love the idea of glazing it too as it looks gorgeous too!

  • Kay Hughes
    September 20, 2018

    Tremendously! The amazing recipe, Me and my family really enjoyed this recipe, and now I am making the different recipes from your site at weekend. Thank you, guys.