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  1. --DOUGH--

  2. 1/2 teaspoon honey

  3. 1 cup warm water

  4. 1 teaspoon active dry yeast

  5. 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour or Bread Flour

  6. 1 teaspoon salt

  7. 1 tablespoon olive oil

  8. 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, up to

  9. --TOPPING--

  10. 1 teaspoon olive oil

  11. 1/4 cup shallots or onion, chopped fine

  12. 3 each garlic cloves, chopped fine

  13. 1/4 pound lamb, lean, ground fine

  14. 14 oz plum tomatoes (can), drained and chopped

  15. 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, ground

  16. 1/4 teaspoon allspice

  17. 1/2 teaspoon salt (to taste)

  18. 1/2 teaspoon pepper, ground fresh

  19. 1 1/2 tablespoon pine nuts, toasted

  20. 5 minutes. Stir in unbleached flour, followed by salt, oil and 1/2 cup of the whole wheat flour. Stir

  21. 100 times in the same direction to properly develop the gluten. Gradually stir in additional flour until the dough becomes too stiff to stir. Turn out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead until smooth and elastic,

  22. 8 to 10 minutes. (It will still be somewhat sticky.) Transfer the dough to a large, lightly oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let rise until more than doubled in volume,

  23. 1 1/2 to 2 hours. To prepare topping: Meanwhile, heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add shallots and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft,

  24. 2 to 3 minutes. Add lamb and cook until the meat changes color,

  25. 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and simmer over medium-low heat until slightly thickened

  26. 3 to 4 minutes; drain off any excess liquid. The filling should be moist but not watery. Stir in cinnamon, allspice, salt and pepper. Transfer to a bowl, cover and refrigerate until baking time. To assemble and bake breads: Once the dough has risen, lightly punch it down and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. With a sharp knife, cut into 12 pieces. Cover and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes. Preheat oven to

  27. 450 degrees F. Lightly oil

  28. 2 baking sheets or coat them with nonstick cooking spray. Lightly flour your palm. Flatten one piece at a time, keeping the rest of the dough covered. With a rolling pin, roll out each piece (or with your hands, stretch it out) to a 4-inch circle. Transfer to a prepared baking sheet. In the center of each circle, spoon about 1 1/2 tablespoons of the topping, spreading it almost to the edge. Sprinkle each with a few pine nuts. Bake the breads, one sheet at a time, in the lower third of the oven until lightly browned,

  29. 7 to 12 minutes. Serve hot.


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