Arabic Bread

Khubz Kmaj

Preparation info
  • Makes approximately


    rounds of bread
    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey

By Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt

Published 2021

  • About

The standard Palestinian bread—eaten with almost every meal—is related to the bread called “pita” in the United States, but it is a far cry from the wan rounds you’ll find at the supermarket. These round loaves have more texture and more flavor, and are slightly thicker than their Lebanese cousins.

Traditionally, bread in Gaza, especially in the farming interior, was made with a mixture of barley and wheat. Part of the naturally fermented dough was always reserved for the next batch