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Afghan bread

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  1. Mix ½ cup of warm water, yeast, and sugar together and let it proof for 10 minutes.
  2. When froth appears, sprinkle ½ tsp flour on top and let it continue to proof for 5 minutes more.
  3. The froth will rise quickly.
  4. Put flour in a large mixing bowl and sprinkle salt over it.
  5. Make a well in middle of flour and add oil and yeast mixture.
  6. Stir this in and add small amounts of water until you have produced a soft, moist dough that can be handled.
  7. Knead well for 5 minutes.
  8. Put dough ball back in bowl, cover with towel, and let rise for 1½ hours.
  9. Punch down dough.
  10. Divide dough into 8 equal parts and roll each part into a ball.
  11. Roll each ball into a oval shape (noni) 6 to 7 inches long and ½ inch thick.
  12. Draw tines of a fork in 3 lines along length of each noni for a decorative design.
  13. Paint each noni with egg mixture and sprinkle over all ½ tsp black cumin seeds.
  14. Put noni on an un-greased cookie sheet and bake in a preheated 350 °F oven for 20 to 25 minutes.
  15. The brown top will glisten.