I have a friend who is a cab driver. A long time ago, when taking me to work one morning, he introduced me to Babari bread. I fell in love. Barbari bread is a fluffy, flat Iranian bread with sesame seeds on top. It is wonderful with butter and honey in the morning, or a quick lunch of Barbari bread and cheese. The loaf is flat and long, and often the checker at the store will fold it in half to fit in your grocery bag – it doesn’t hurt it. Barbari bread, because it has no preservatives will dry out rather quickly. If it does, cut it up and use if for croûtons, bread crumbs or stuffing.
This morning, as I was looking for something to make for breakfast and not wanting to heat up my kitchen, I thought it was be very good stuffed. It was, Spane had four pieces!
You really need a good electric knife to slice the bread cross wise. I have a wonderful electric knife that never gets used to meat. It gets used for slicing breads and cakes. Trust me on this one – you want to get one of these knives.
Recipe: Stuffed Barbari Bread
- 1/2 Barbari Bread
- 1/2 container Alta Dena or other good whipped cream cheese
- 2 tablespoons Blackberry Preserves
- Mix the cream cheese and preserves together.
- Slice the bread cross wise, being careful to do it as evenly as possible.
- Spread the cream cheese mixture on one side of the bread, then top with the other.
- Slice into pieces about an inch wide, and serve on a nice plate.
You could use other preserves or marmalade if you wish.
Preparation time: 3 minute(s)
Cooking time: 3 minute(s)
Diet type: Vegetarian
Number of servings (yield): 4
Culinary tradition: Persian
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Recipe by Adrienne Boswell.
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