Taboon bread

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Taboon bread
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Taboon bread, main component of musakhan
TypeFlatbread wrap
 
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Taboon bread
Lch (20).JPEG
Taboon bread, main component of musakhan
TypeFlatbread wrap

Taboon bread (Arabic: خبز طابون‎: bread of the taboon, Hebrew: לאפה‎: la-fah, Hebrew: פיתה עירקית‎: Iraqi pita, in Jerusalem: Hebrew: אַשתנוּרash-tanur) ) is a flatbread wrap used in many cuisines. It is traditionally baked in a taboon oven and eaten with different fillings.[1]

Taboon bread is sold as street food, stuffed with hummus, falafel or shaved meat.[2] Taboon bread is a staple of Middle Eastern cuisine worldwide.[3] In Jerusalem and the northern West bank, taboon bread is the main component of musakhan, a dish of roasted chicken baked with onions, sumac, allspice, and saffron atop taboon bread.[citation needed]

Iraqi and Druze pita are made without commercial yeast; they are "soured" or fermented using wild yeast. Iraqi pita is similar in thickness to flour tortillas. Druze pita (also called sagg pita) is very thin and large. Both Iraqi and Druze pita are baked on a convex pan called a taboon, resembling an overturned wok.[4]

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