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Markook shrek

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Markook bread, also known as shrak, khubz rqeeq,[1] mashrooh or saj bread (Arabic: مرقوق ، شراك ،مشروح ،خبز الصاج, خبز رقيق ) is a type of unleavened flatbread common in the countries of the Levant. It is baked on a domed or convex metal griddle, known as saj. It is usually large, about 60 cm in diameter, and thin, almost translucent. The dough is unleavened and usually made with only flour, water, and salt, and after being rested and divided into round portions, flattened and spread across a round cushion until it is paper thin then flipped onto the saj[2]. It is often folded and put in bags before being sold. It is commonly compared to pita bread, which is known in Mediterranean cuisine, although it is much larger and thinner.

Markook shrek
Alternative namesShrek
Place of originMiddle East
Region or stateIraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Saudi Arabia and Syria


See alsoEdit


  • ""A Fork on the Road" - Miami Herald online". Retrieved February 21, 2008.[dead link]
  • ""Saj Femmes" - Blog: Land and People". Retrieved February 21, 2008.
  1. ^ "طريقة عمل خبز رقاق - موضوع". موضوع (in Arabic). Retrieved 2018-11-27.
  2. ^ Elamine, Anthony Morano and Leila. "Rima's Saj Bread Film |The Recipe Hunters in Lebanon". The Recipe Hunters. Retrieved 2018-11-27.