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Saj Bread with Garlic and Herbs Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
- 1 teaspoon fresh oregano, chopped
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped

Special Equipment Needed:
- Large mixing bowl
- Rolling pin
- Saj griddle or large skillet

Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.
2. Add the olive oil and warm water, and mix until a soft dough forms.
3. Knead the dough for 5 minutes, then cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
4. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into a thin circle.
5. Sprinkle the minced garlic, parsley, oregano, and thyme over the dough.
6. Roll up the dough like a jelly roll, then cut into 8 equal pieces.
7. Roll each piece into a thin circle and place on a lightly greased saj griddle or large skillet.
8. Cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes per side, or until lightly browned and cooked through.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Temperature: Medium heat
Serving Size: 8 pieces

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 120
Fat: 4g
Carbohydrates: 18g
Protein: 3g

Substitutions for Ingredients
- Olive oil can be substituted with melted butter or vegetable oil.
- Fresh herbs can be substituted with dried herbs.

- Add other herbs and spices such as cumin, coriander, or chili powder.
- Add grated cheese or chopped olives to the dough.

Tips and Tricks:
- Make sure the dough is rolled out as thin as possible for the best results.
- The dough can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Storage Instructions:
- Leftover saj bread can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating Instructions:
- Reheat in a skillet over medium heat for 1-2 minutes per side.

Presentation Ideas:
- Serve with a side of hummus or tzatziki.

- Sprinkle with fresh parsley or chopped olives.

- Serve with a side salad or soup.

Suggested Side Dishes:
- Roasted vegetables
- Greek salad
- Tabbouleh

Troubleshooting Advice:
- If the dough is too sticky, add more flour.
- If the dough is too dry, add a little more water.

Food Safety Advice:
- Make sure all ingredients are fresh and not expired.
- Wash hands thoroughly before and after handling food.

Food History:
Saj bread is a traditional Middle Eastern flatbread that is cooked on a saj griddle. It is typically served with hummus or tzatziki.

Flavor Profiles:
This saj bread has a savory flavor with hints of garlic and herbs.

Serving Suggestions:
- Serve as an appetizer or snack.
- Serve with a side of hummus or tzatziki.

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Region: Lebanese

Taste: Savory, Garlicky, Herbal, Crispy, Nutty