Delicious Iranian-Persian Traditional Ginger Bread from Tabriz. Authentic Recipe of Naan Zanjafel.

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Things to know about Naan Zanjafel Recipe

The Iranian version of Gingerbread is called ‘Naan Zanjafel’. In Persian ‘Zanjafel’ means ‘ginger’ and ‘Naan is a type of flatbread’. It is associated with the beautiful and historic city of Tabriz. Which is known for its ancient mosques, fortresses, and citadels. Tabrizi gingerbread is fluffy, soft, and aromatic. Saffron mixed with egg yolk is applied on the surface for a beautiful golden yellow color and the sprinkled sesame seeds added to the beauty of the bread. This simple bread is easy to cook and it makes a perfect snack for tea time.


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Delicious Iranian Traditional Ginger Bread from Tabriz. Authentic Recipe of Naan Zanjafel.

Local Recipe Name with Local Characters: نان زنجفیل
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— General Atributes of This Recipe:

Prep Time 2 hrs
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 30 mins

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Servings 6 Pieces
Calories / Serving 487 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 4 cups Flour
  • 1 pc Egg
  • 1 pc Egg Yolk
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1 cup Plain Yogurt
  • 100 grams (3.53 oz) White Sugar – Regular Sugar – Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Ground Ginger Powder
  • 1 tbsp Dry Yeast
  • 1 tbsp Saffron
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Sesame Seed
  • 1/4 cup Sunflower Oil

Instructions
 

Dough

  • Mix dried yeast and milk in a bowl, cover, and leave for 10 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, mix oil, ginger, salt, whole egg, and yogurt.
  • Blend in a mixer or thoroughly mix with a whisk.
  • Add the yeast mixture to it.
  • Add in the flour. Knead the dough for 10 minutes.
  • Cover the dough and let it rest for 2 hours.

Baking

  • Preheat the oven to 180C / 356 F.
  • Grease baking tray with melted butter or oil.
  • Place the dough on a floured surface and divide into 5-6 parts.
  • Press with your hands and shape it into a square or circle.
  • Transfer into a baking tray.
  • Decorate the dough with different cuts or strips.
  • Cover with a kitchen towel and let it rest for 15minutes.
  • Beat the egg yolk with the saffron.
  • Brush the dough with the yolk mixture and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Bake it for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
SERVE WITH:

You can eat it as it is or serve it with green tea and butter.

— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:

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Nutrition

Calories: 487kcalCarbohydrates: 84gProtein: 11gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 413mgPotassium: 193mgFiber: 3gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 62IUVitamin C: 0.5mgCalcium: 80mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Iranian Traditional Ginger Bread, Naan Zanjafel Recipe, نان زنجفیل
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