Rustic Taboon Treasure: Traditional Oven-Baked Flatbread


Discover the rustic charm of Rustic Taboon Treasure, a traditional Middle Eastern oven-baked flatbread. Taboon bread, named after the taboon oven in which it's traditionally baked, boasts a slightly chewy texture with a delectably crispy crust. This bread forms an integral part of many Middle Eastern dishes, serving as a versatile base for various toppings or a delightful accompaniment to dips and stews.

Rustic Taboon Treasure: Traditional Oven-Baked Flatbread

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 1 hour 30 minutes (including dough rising)
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 6 people
  • Serving Size: 1 flatbread

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 190 kcal
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 38 g
  • Fat: 2 g
  • Sodium: 200 mg
  • Fiber: 2 g


  • All-purpose flour: 500 grams (17.6 ounces / 1.1 pounds)
  • Warm water: 300 ml (10.6 ounces / 0.66 pounds)
  • Dry yeast: 10 grams (0.35 ounces / 0.022 pounds)
  • Sugar: 10 grams (0.35 ounces / 0.022 pounds)
  • Olive oil: 30 ml (1 ounce / 0.066 pounds)
  • Salt: 5 grams (0.18 ounces / 0.01 pounds)

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Dough Preparation: Dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Let stand until frothy. In a large bowl, mix flour and salt. Add yeast mixture and olive oil. Knead to form a soft dough.
  2. Dough Rising: Cover the dough and let it rise in a warm place until doubled in size (about 1 hour).
  3. Shaping Bread: Divide the dough into 6 portions. Roll each into a thin circle.
  4. Baking: Preheat the oven with a baking stone or inverted baking sheet. Place the rolled-out dough on the hot stone and bake until puffed and lightly golden (about 10 minutes).

Tips for Culinary Success

  • The key to perfect Taboon bread is a very hot oven, which helps to create its distinctive texture.
  • You can add herbs or sesame seeds to the dough for extra flavor.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can Taboon bread be made without a baking stone?

Yes, an inverted baking sheet can be a good substitute.

How can I store Taboon bread?

Keep it in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.

Can I freeze Taboon bread?

Yes, it freezes well. Thaw and reheat in the oven before serving.