“My name is Bassa Abed Al Daiem Abdallah and I work as a baker at Green Valley restaurant.
Our specialty is called taboon, a traditional Arabic flat bread with a round shape. It’s a staple in Jordanian cuisine.
We prepare the dough with flour, yeast, salt, and water. When the dough is ready we cut it, roll it into tiny balls and leave it in wooden cases to rise. When the dough has doubled in volume, we roll it out into thin round shapes and put them in the oven.
We use clay ovens powered by gas. The floor of the oven is covered with stones that heat up and give the taboon its unique shape. The bread can also be prepared with the addition of poppy seeds.
Taboon bread is the main ingredient of one of the most important Jordanian dishes: the musakhan. The dish consists of roasted chicken baked with onions and spices and served on top of taboon bread”.