G-ress ~ Fried Crushed Bread
Once a popular bread, it is today only found in some Bedouin villages and
remote areas of the Emirates. Making this bead is very time consuming but
the end result is delicious. Usually it is served in the evenings but it
can also be made and served for a morning or afternoon visit as part of
the fou-alla ceremony. Traditionally, it is eaten with the right
hand, using the fingertips.
4 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
Mix all ingredients well. Cover and leave for 10 minutes. Take a large
handful of dough and form it into a ball, the size of a small apple. Roll
out into a circle 8" x 10" (20cm x 25cm) on floured board. Make six 1" (2
1/2cm) holes in bread. Lift and shake off excessive flour. Deep fry in
hot oil and keep in a warm place draining on paper towel.
From the book "The Complete United Arab Emirates Cookbook"
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