Homemade Kao Nang @ Uyghur Flat Bread

Guess what ???? I am one of the ten lucky winners of the zinio.com magazine subscription giveaway at Life of Nanchang Lu. Have to thank Fiona for such wonderful giveaway. I am trilled when I saw my name on the list that morning. It was actually one day after I came back from visiting my dad (after the car accident). Phew..... can you imagine the up & down feelings! Can't wait to receive those mag soon. And this homemade Kao Nang @ Uyghur flat bread (west China food) is actually inspired by one of  Fiona's blogpost, The Bakers of Kashgar. I really love & enjoy reading her blog & learning all things around China. And she took really gorgeous photos as well.

Just take a look at this !!! More beautiful pictures on her blogpost, check it out here. I'm sure you're going to love them. And try to take note of the shaping equipment they used on the bread....compare to MINE ! haha..... I used old time grandma hair brush. As picture shown below. :o) Working fine. LOL.

Ingredients :
1-1/2 tspn  yeast
1 TB  sugar
1/2 cup  warm water
(combine all ingredients and let to stand for 10 mins or till bubbling)

5 cups  all purpose flour
1 cup  plain yogurt
1 cup  water
1 TB  salt

Method :
(1) once mixture (A) is ready, combine all ingredients (B) and stir to form soft dough,
(2) cover and let to rest for 2 hours or till double in size.
(3) now, punch and knead dough till air release then place it to a slightly floured working table.
(4) divide dough into 10 portions (for smaller disk) or 8 portions (for bigger disk), set aside to rest for 10 mins.
(5) press dough into round thin disk and fold the side dough inward, to make it look thicker.
(6) place set dough to baking tray and brush with onion oil, then press the center of dough with the shaping brush (haha...!).
(7) again rest dough for 20 mins and then straight to preheated oven & bake at 220'C for 12 mins or till nicely brown.
(8) finally, serve warm with curry.

Now, here's the dough after shaping & stamping. NOT BAD ! haha.... Hey, first timer...what else do you expect huh !!!!

Compare to the traditional Kao Nang (meaning grilled bread) I need to work harder. However, good that I got the chance to taste it myself finally. Kao nang is a savory flat bread and it tastes more like pizza or focaccia. Should fly to Xinjiang to try this bread someday. :o)
I'm sending this to Yeastspotting @ Wild Yeast.


  1. Congrats! What a special flatbread, love the imprint.

  2. Wow those are some fantastic looking flat breads, terrific job!

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  3. Congratulations you lucky winner! I just feel weekness for such home made bread!

  4. I have never heard of that bread before... A wonderful speciality. Well done!



  5. Good for you Kristy to make some Uyghur flatbread at home improvising as you go! I had a good laugh at the grandma's brush!!

  6. Those flatbread look super cool, Kristy. I have to give it a try soon!

  7. WOW! You lucky girl!!! Not only did you WIN, you bake up some lovely bread too.

    Thank you so much for sharing, hope your Dad is still on the mend and doing well:)

  8. I've never seen this type of flat bread before. Hey, not bad for your maiden attempt!

  9. hair brush can also help to make patterns huh? nice prints..!

  10. Actually the pattern made by hair brush look very nice ler..Thanks for introducing a new bread! going to hop over her blog to check out. BY the way, congrats on your win, lucky girl!

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