Balep is an easy to make flat bread eaten in central Tibet. The term for a single piece of this bread is Pao Belap.
2 cups of all purpose flour - or any flour you like.
1 tablespoon of baking powder
1 cup of water.
pour the flour and baking powder in to a bowl mix then start adding water a little at a time
mix with your hands until you can make a smooth ball of dough.
now knead the ball of dough until it is flexible.
divide into 4 equal parts , roll into balls put in bowl and cover with a lid or a damp towel.
let sit 15 - 20 minutes
then place a ball of dough on a flat surface then using a rolling pin roll make round pieces of dough half an inch thick . Do this to they other 3 balls of dough.
A heated skillet with a lid is then used to cook the flat bread add oil or butter if needed to prevent sticking.
Cook on medium for 15 minutes turning ever 4-5 minutes so both sides get cooked well.
A person can add butter or apple sauce to the flour to add other flavors , infact many things are added to
prevent what we call "taste deprivation" caused by eating the same thing over and over for long periods of time.
A picture I borrowed
The simplest bread can be made with only flour and water then cooked , even on a hot rock.
Edited by Heirloom Spores, 19 August 2016 - 01:56 PM.