Ra-gagg~ paper-thin traditional bread
The word ra-gagg comes from ragga meaning thin and delicate. This is one
of the most traditional breads known in the UAE and has many uses. Once
the art of making this bread is mastered, it becomes very simple to do
and up to 50 pieces can be made in an hour. You have to practice to a
avoid burning your hand each time you fashion the dough around the hot
4 cups whole-wheat flour
Put flour and salt in a large bowl, slowly start adding the water and
make a thick dough. Knead well. When the dough has lost much of its
elasticity, work in around 1 cup more water at the end to make the dough
slightly soft, yet pliable. Cover with a wet cloth and leave for 12 hours.
From the book "The Complete United Arab Emirates Cookbook"
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