Dissolve yeast in half
cup warm water. Put flour in a large bowl, make a well in center and add
eggs, oil, yeast, salt and bread spices. Mix to combine. Adding water
a little at a time until you have a firm dough. Put dough in an oiled
bowl and cover with a damp cloth. Place dough in a warm place for at least
Chop leeks finely. Put
in a colander and wash carefully until all dirt is removed. Pat dry with
a tea cloth or paper towels. Add leeks to ground meat.
Put ground beef, onion
and salt into a medium saucepan. Cook, stirring, over medium heat until
cooked. Stir in leeks. Set aside until cool.
Mix tahini with vinegar,
a little water, black pepper and salt. When you have a smooth paste add
to leek and meat mixture, mixing thoroughly.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
When dough has risen,
roll out into circular shape of medium thickness, spread the meat mixture
over the dough leaving edge uncovered. Sprinkle with poppy seeds, and
place in preheated 350°F oven for half an hour or until bread is baked.
Recipe adapted from "Saudi
Arabia Magazine" (an official publication of the Information Office
of the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia).
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