The origin of bread and donuts?
Trip Start Jan 30, 2007
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Across most of China you will find Muslims, often traders. In the far West, the Uyghurs, make an excellent bread called nan or nang.
It is a flat bread with lots of variations. Yes, it is similar to the Indian naan, or Turkish pita bread. The bread, made with yeast, is cooked in a clay oven.
Beside my local 'tandoor' is a kitchen where they make the dough, leaving it to rise before they throw it inside the tonnir.
As well as a flat bread with rised edges, they also make bagel-like breads, using baking powder as the raising agent. Spring onions are also added to the flat bread, along with flecks of chilli.
Other breads are filled with stuffings - sweet or savory.