“Okay, Robyn, I gave it (Dorothy’s bread recipe – Arabkirsee Gagulth Hatz) a try, and while the bread was wonderful, it wasn’t bokon. 🙁 The top was quite close to bokon, but the inside wasn’t. I think it needs to be a little closer to the crumb of foccacia, without its olive oiliness.
Matnakash was mentioned… does anyone have a wonderful recipe for that I might try to see if that’s closer?”
OK, Devyn, let’s see what we can do.
To help stir up visual assistance, here’s some background information on Matnakash, a bread that rivals lavash, and a photo.
According to Irina Petrossian’s book, “Armenian Food: Fact Fiction and Folklore”, matnakash is an oval-shaped bread that is characterized by an imprint on the surface created by the baker’s fingers which represents a plowed field. This creates a thick loaf with a fluffy interior.
Readers, if any of you can locate a recipe for Matnakash -or Bokon- that you are willing to share, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always, thank you!