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Nan Taftoon Recipe; Make Taftoon Bread at Home

Bread is an inseparable part of Persian diets especially for breakfast. Nan Taftoon, Nan Lavash, Nan Berberi, and Nan Sangak are famous Iranian bread, among which Taftoon bread is prepared simply and in the shortest time. It is widely available in in Iran’s bakeries but you can easily prepare it at home if you live out of Iran. Stay with Cookingcounty to learn how to make Nan Taftoon.

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Nan taftoon recipe

Nan Taftoon ingredients

IngredientQuantity
Flour 3 cups
Water1 cup
Yeast powder1 tablespoon
Lukewarm water⅓ cup
Oil4 tablespoons
Sugar 1 tablespoon
Salt1 teaspoon
taftoon ingredients

How to make Taftoon bread

Step One

First, pour the yeast powder with ⅓ cup of lukewarm water and sugar into a suitable bowl and mix well. Then put the lid on the pot, and put it in a warm place for 10 minutes until it reaches the boiling point.

Step Two

Sift the flour, and pour it into a suitable bowl with oil and salt. Add water slowly and mix with a spoon until the yeast comes together.

Note: The amount of water depends on your flour.

taftoon bread preparation

Step Three

Some types of flour absorb more water, and some need less water; add water slowly, so the dough is not too watery. After the dough is gathered, it should be a little sticky.

Step Four

When the dough is ready, knead it by hand for 10 minutes. The dough should be slightly sticky at the end of kneading. Now grease a suitable bowl that is twice the size of the dough.

taftoon dough

Step Five

Then put it in a bowl, and place a towel on it. Now put the bowl in a warm place for one to one and a half hours to rest.

Step Six

After resting the dough on the work surface, knead it for a few minutes. Now divide the dough into 60-gram wedges; then, cover the wedges with a clean cloth.

Step Seven

Rest them for 10 minutes in this state. Next, put a large non-stick pan on the heat, so it heats up well. Now roll yeast into a round shape with a rolling pin, and make patterns on the dough with your hands. Put it on a hot pan until it bubbles and cooks. You can also sprinkle a small amount of sesame or black seeds on the bread if you want.

making taftoon bread

How to Serve Nan Taftoon?

After the bread is baked, put the Nan Taftoon in a cloth, so they don’t dry out. Enjoy your Taftoon bread on the breakfast table. You can serve this bread with different types of Persian breakfast. It also makes a perfect combination with meals such as Kotlet and Kuku Sabzi.

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FAQs About Nan Taftoon

Nan Taftoon Recipe; Make Taftoon Bread at Home

Recipe by Sara ShademaniCuisine: PersianDifficulty: Medium
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

2

hours 
Cooking time

10

minutes
Calories

100

kcal

Nan Taftoon is a famous Iranian bread that can be prepared simply in a short time.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 tablespoon yeast powder

  • ⅓ cup lukewarm water

  • 4 tablespoons oil

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • First, pour the yeast powder with ⅓ cup of lukewarm water and sugar into a suitable bowl and mix well. Then put the lid on the pot and place it in a warm place for 10 minutes until it reaches the boiling point.
  • Sift the flour and pour it into a suitable bowl with oil and salt. Add water slowly and mix with a spoon until the yeast comes together.
    Note: The amount of water depends on your flour.
  • Some flours absorb more water, and some need less flour; add water slowly, so the dough is not too watery. After the dough is gathered, it should be a little sticky.
  • After the dough is ready, knead it by hand for 10 minutes. The dough should be slightly sticky at the end of kneading. Now we grease a suitable bowl that is twice the size of the dough.
  • Then put it in a bowl, and place a towel on it. Now put the bowl in a warm place for one to one and a half hours to rest.
  • After resting the dough on the work surface, knead it for a few minutes. Now divide the dough into 60-gram wedges; then, cover the wedges with a clean cloth.
  • Rest them for 10 minutes in this state. Next, put a large non-stick pan on the heat, so it heats up well. Now roll yeast into a round shape with a rolling pin, and make patterns on the dough with your hands. Put it on a hot pan until it bubbles and cooks. You can also sprinkle a small amount of sesame or black seeds on the bread if you want.
  • After the bread is baked, put the Nan Taftoon in a cloth, so they don’t dry out. Enjoy your Taftoon bread on the breakfast table.

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