Unleavened Bread; Souvenir of Different Cities
Unleavened or Fatir -in Farsi- is a kind of bread that the dough of which isn’t risen. This must-to-eat bread can be found in different cities of Iran and also other religions.
What Is Unleavened Bread Made of?
The main ingredients of Unleavened bread are wheat, sugar and egg.
What to Eat with Unleavened Bread?
Due to the sweet taste of Unleavened bread, people eat jam, butter, honey and cream with it as their breakfast or even snacks.
Unleavened Bread in Gonabad
In Gonabad city, located in Razavi Khorasan province, Unleavened bread has two types that the taste of them is like each other.
Unleavened Bread in Arak
In Arak, which is the central city of Markazi province, bakers make Unleavened bread with turmeric and they don`t add any other thing to its dough. Having made the bread, they usually add syrup of grapes and powder of sugar to make it tasty and sweet. Unleavened bread is mostly eaten in winter and the beginning of each year, mostly known as Nowruz.
Unleavened Bread in Mehraban
In the city of Mehraban, placed in East Azerbaijan province, people bake circular Unleavened breads in oven.
Unleavened Bread in Zanjan Province
In different regions of Zanjan province, Unleavened bread is baked. People eat it as their snack. They use cheese and vegetables to make the dough of it. Sometime, the Turks, residents of Zanjan province, make almond-filled Unleavened breads.
Unleavened Bread in Judaism
Jewish people usually eat Matzo in Passover holiday. They believe that when the sons of Israel wanted to leave Egypt, they didn`t have enough time to make bread; therefore, they baked Unleavened bread. Today, the Jewish eat this kind of bread in the Passover holiday.
Unleavened Bread in Christianity
According to the beliefs of Catholics and some other branches of Christianity, in the last days of life of Jesus Christ, he ordered his followers to eat Unleavened bread in the day of Easter.
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