Ancient Egyptian Bread Recipe

Ancient Egyptian Bread Recipe

This bread is round, 15-20 cms in diameter and 1-2 cms thick, and is backed with whole wheat.
There are two types of ‘Eesh baladi’ – Egyptial Local Bread:
machine-made and hand-made.

Hand-made bread is enriched with a thin layer of bran sprinkled on the lower layer.

A Recipe for Egyptian Bread

Make the dough and bake the bread in one to two hours.

Ingredient for Ancient Egyptian Bread Recipe

1) 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour.
2) 7 oz. water.
3) 1/2 tsp. salt.
4) 1/4 oz. Dry Yeast.

Bake Like an Egyptian

1) Put flour and salt in an oversized bowl.
2) Mix Dry Yeast with the water.
3) Slowly add water.
4) Take turns kneading the dough.
5) Spread flour on a clean, flat surface.
6) Roll dough into small balls.
7) Form balls into flat round shapes or triangles.
8) Cover with a cloth for one to two hours only.

In one to two hours:
Bake bread on a greased sheet for 30 minutes at 350 Degree heat.

That’s the traditional ancient Egyptian Bread Recipe.


40 Responses to Ancient Egyptian Bread Recipe

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  4. Sandy Wall

    Hi — thanks for this recipe. Do you know if there a way to convert it to do it in the bread machine?

  5. James

    The bread didnt turn out like the one in the picture, it still tasted really good. I need to know how long ago it was made. I need to know for a school project

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  9. Amai

    Wrong, you shouldn’t use yeast in old ancient egyptian recipe.

    • Dane

      Actually yeast has been in use for a long time, including in Ancient Egypt.

  10. admin

    Dear Amai, thank you for your information, if you have a modification/version of the recipe please share it with us.

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  12. Drew McFarlane

    Hi, Thank you for your recipe.

    Will you please confirm that the ancient Egyptians used yeast in their bread.

    Thank you.

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  14. brandon

    Commercial yeast was not in use until the early 1800′s…. a form of sour dough was used or beer. There were no other options

  15. Ashley

    Hi, I need this for a project and I was wondering how much servings would this make?

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  18. Yamanu

    The most ancient breads we believe were made using some native beer, the beer provided the service yest is used for.

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    is it this recipe they used in ancient Egypt for the rich or poor?
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    I would like to make Aish Baladi can I use my food processor for kneading Thanks


    I would like to make Egyptian Aish Baladi can I use my food processor for kneading

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  31. christian

    living in egypt I personally love the egyptian eesh and buy it almost every 2-3 days fresh from my favorite “forn” around the corner, but I believe that they use fresh yeast, eventhough it is not available for the public in any supermarket .. I would like to get fresh yeast for making my delisious pizza …

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