Small loaves of churek sweetened with honey are eaten filled with cheese or walnuts.
- 1 package of dry active yeast
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 2¼ cups of lukewarm water (110 to 115°F.)
- 6 cups of all-purpose flour
- ¼ pound of unsalted butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon of salt
- 2 tablespoons of white sesame seeds
- Sprinkle the yeast and 1 teaspoon of sugar into ¼ cup of the lukewarm water in a small, shallow bowl. Let it stand 2 or 3 minutes, then stir to dissolve the yeast completely. Set the bowl aside in a warm, draft-free spot (such as unlighted oven) for about 5 to 1 minutes, or until the mixture almost doubles in volume.
- Pour the flour into a large mixing bowl and make a well in the center.
- Pour in the yeast mixture, remaining water, melted butter, honey and salt. With a large spoon, beat the flour into the liquid ingredients, continuing to beat for as long as 10 minutes, or until a soft, spongy dough is formed.
- Cover loosely with a kitchen towel and set aside in a warm draft-free spot until the mixture doubles in volume.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and divide in into 10 equal parts. Roll out each part ad thinly as possible into circles, then place 2 or 3 circles on a cookie sheet.
- Sprinkle lightly with cold water and a few sesame seeds and set the cookie sheet on the floor of the oven.
- Bake about 20 minutes, or until the bread is pale golden brown. Transfer the breads with a wide spatula to a wire rack and bake the remaining rounds similarly.
- The bread will keep several days at room temperature if wrapped securely in foil.