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Making Markouk Bread

My little village of Ain El Delb does try hard, you know. Today, they invited a prestigious army band over to commemorate the feast of the disciples of St Maroun, the patron of the local church. They organised a village style dinner: a simple spread of labneh (strained, salted yoghurt drizzled with olive oil), zaatar and fresh markouk bread. Markouk is our most traditional and loved bread. I’ve uploaded a video of the bread being made. Notice how thin it is. This thinness allows the sheets of bread to cook super quickly and since the bread has very little moisture, it lasts very well compared to bread loaves and the like. Check out the skill these ladies have, how they turn the dough to something seriously thin and evenly round. I thought it’s best to keep the church prayer in the background, just to give you a sense of the place.

4 Responses to “Making Markouk Bread”

  1. How delicious…Loved the video Fouad!
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  2. Sandra says:

    Habibi….. it looks amazing…. I miss our village and I miss our childhood, we had some amazing experiences xxxxxx

  3. Ed Habib says:

    I enjoyed the video, wish I was there. It has also been so long since I heard the Lords Prayer in Arabic. Brought back a lot of memories.

  4. maine says:

    It may look easily done with the experienced hand but I bet it is quite difficult to do for the beginners..What would be the taste of the Markouh bread?
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