Brick-Oven Bread


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Delights from the Garden of Eden

By Nawal Nasrallah

Published 2019

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Sammoun is brick-oven bread, usually bought from the neighborhood commercial bakeries in the cities. It is white bread, traditionally shaped into diamonds, a little bit bigger than the palm of the hand, puffy and wide in the middle, and tapered into two rounded crisp ends. Some brick-oven breads took other shapes later on but it is all sammoun to us. When making sandwiches, the inside is usually scraped out. Flatbread by contrast is rolled around the filling, and nothing is wa