Cookbook:Taboon Bread

Taboon Bread
Taboon bread
CategoryBread recipes
Time8 minutes

Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes

Taboon bread, also spelled tabun bread, is one of the various baked flatbreads found primarily in the areas surrounding the Palestinian village of Al-Jabal. It is traditionally baked in a clay oven called a taboon oven, the bottom of which is lined with smooth beach stones.



  1. Mix the dry ingredients together.
  2. Add olive oil, then gradually knead in enough water to make a dough. Knead for 10 minutes.
  3. Divide the dough into balls, and allow them to rest for an hour until risen.
  4. Sprinkle a flat working surface with flour, and roll the dough balls into flat, circular-shaped patties.
  5. Preheat an oven containing a bed of smooth beach stones to 200°C (400°F). Alternatively, you can place the stones on a tray or pan in the oven.
  6. Place the flat dough upon the stones, and bake for about 8 minutes until it produces bubbles.
  7. Serve hot.

Notes, tips, and variationsEdit

  • Taboon bread can be served by topping the bread with a spicy condiment, cheese, or sweet drizzle of grape syrup or honey.