I like pitas; I adore naan; I’ve often drooled over pizza and I’m no stranger to the chapatti; but, my favourite flatbread of all time is the cottage cheese and dill stuffed concoction my Baba used to make. We called it (bear with my phonetic spelling, please!) plah-chee-nitz. Although she was a Ukrainian cook, Baba said this bread recipe was Romanian. Regardless, I’ve never been able to duplicate her recipe and my efforts to track down a substitute have failed me – that is, until now!
Pictured above is an Egyptian bread that I picked up from the Al Madina Restaurant in Waterloo; the owner there calls it muhajaba bread but that hasn’t helped me to track down the recipe. Sigh. It’s so good! Flaky, tender, delicious on its own as a snack as well as for a light lunch, (pictured above) topped with some of Al Madina’s baba ganouj.
Have you ever made bread like this one? If so, can you share the recipe?