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Barbari Bread {A Easy Persian Bread To Make}

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[intro]Barbari Bread is a Persian bread that is easy to make. This Iranian bread is wonderful to eat with a big bowl of soup! If you are new to bread making then barbari bread is perfect for you.[/intro]


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Beginner bread recipe

Making homemade bread can be intimidating. Why? Because a typical bread recipe has many steps, with kneading the dough to rising and punching down the bread dough. Is there an easy beginner bread recipe out there?


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Iranian bread

I had mentioned to this Persian man, that I wish I could make bread. He suggested I look into an Iranian bread recipe because they were much more simpler to make.  As I researched, I found one iranian bread that stood out: barbari bread.


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Easy homemade bread

I have always used my bread maker dough cycle for making yeast bread. One it so much quicker and it poofs dough nicely. This time I wanted to make an easy homemade bread without my bread maker. This Persian bread really is a great easy homemade bread. I did not have to use the breadmaker for it!


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Barbari bread

When this Persian bread was done baking, I discovered it is wonderful spongy bread. Barbari bread soaks up the broth in soup no nicely. This Iranian bread is great to serve with soup because of that! Simply put, I love this barbari bread recipe and I think you will too.

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Barbari Bread from Seduction in the Kitchen


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Yield: 2 Loaves

Barbari Bread

Barbari Bread

Barbari Bread is a Persian bread that is easy to make. This Iranian bread is wonderful to eat with a big bowl of soup! If you are new to bread making then barbari bread is perfect for you.

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


  • 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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Thursday 20th of September 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.


Friday 9th of February 2018

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


Friday 9th of February 2018

Thank you so much!!!

Lisa | Tiny Kitchen Capers

Friday 9th of February 2018

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


Friday 9th of February 2018

Home-baked bread is the best :) Thank you!


Friday 9th of February 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 ??


Friday 9th of February 2018

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


Friday 8th of December 2017

Hi, please share more bread recipes


Saturday 9th of December 2017

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

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