Introduction: Quick Uzbek Flat Bread

Uzbekistan is known for its delicious, various types of bread. Lochira is Tashkent‘s famous enriched flat bread. It is quick and easy to make.

Flour - 1 kg
Melted or clarified butter - 200 grams

Milk or water - 500 ml

Baking powder - 2 teaspoons

Salt - 2 teaspoons
Get the recipe with American measures here

Step 1:

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You can make the dough my hand or use a stand mixer. Sift 1 kg of flour and 2 teaspoons of baking powder. Add 2 teaspoons of salt and mix. Mixing on low speed, add 500 ml of room temperature milk or water, and 200 gramsof melted or clarified butter. Mix until smooth and elastic. Finish kneading the dough by hand.

Step 2:

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Divide the dough into 2 equal parts, shape into a ball, brush with some oil, cover with a towel and let rest for 15 minutes.

Step 3:

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Roll each ball into a 4 mm (1/6 inch) thick round. Transfer to a sheet pan, use your fingers to form a thicker border and pierce the center of the dough using a fork or a special patterned tool.

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Brush with an egg yolk, sprinkle with sesame seeds, sunflower seeds or black cumin seeds.

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Bake at oven preheated to 250°C for about 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool on a rack. Lochira bread is one of many delicious eastern breads. Visit our website for a Middle Eastern pita bread recipe.


hedgesci (author)2016-03-13

I cant wait to try this. I enjoyed many different types of bread while I was in Tashkent.

VideoCulinary (author)hedgesci2016-03-13

Aren't they wonderful?
Please do try an d let us know how it turns out for you!

Mine came out as two very large flat(ish) scones. I didn't have any seed on hand at time of making so they are very yummy with lashings of jam and butter!

Does it make a difference if you make smaller balls?

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