Recipes from Egypt: Eeish Baladi (Egyptian Bread)

Recipes from Egypt

Eeish Baladi (Egyptian Bread)

Country: Egypt
Course: Bread
Makes: 6 pieces


  • 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 tsp active dry yeast


  1. Dissolve the yeast in a little bit of the water and let stand until frothy. Meanwhile, mix the flour and salt together in a large bowl. Add the yeast mixture and and the rest of the water.
  2. Knead until you get a smooth dough, then separate into six pieces. On a floured surface, roll the pieces into balls, then flatten with the palm of your hand. Let rise in a warm place until doubled (one to two hours).
  3. Bake on a greased baking sheet at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until brown.