Ancient Mesopotamian Bread Recipe

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Ancient Mesopotamian Bread

Lauren Conforti


This bread was prepared by the Sumerians in Mesopotamia as early as 2,300 BC! I've read that it was probably the first recipe ever written down. Cool, huh? ^_^

When we were homeschooling the kids, we were learning about other countries. We let them pick a country and my husband would make a breakfast, lunch, dinner & a snack from that country... which led to some really, shall we say, unexpected meals. LOL! This is when we found this bread. My son especially loves it. It makes a sort of pita-type bread.

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makes 2 round flat breads


14 oz
1 c
1/2 tsp


1Mix the water, flour, and salt together slowly.
2Knead the dough and form it into flat round patties.
3Cover the dough with a cloth and let it sit overnight.
4The next day, bake it in an oven at 350°F for 30 minutes.
5*OPTIONAL: You could add pieces of dried fruit, like raisins or dates, or chopped nuts. You could also add various spices. The Mesopotamians did not have sugar, so if you want it sweeter, add some honey.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Flatbreads, Other Breads
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #pita, #flat