|Flatbread making and sharing culture: Lavash, Katyrma, Jupka, Yufka|
|Country||Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey|
|Region||Europe and North America|
|Inscription||2016 (11th session)|
Yufka is a thin, round, and unleavened flat bread in Turkish cuisine. It is similar to lavash, and about 18 inches (40–50 cm) in diameter. It is usually made from wheat flour, water and salt. After kneading, the dough is allowed to rest for 30 min. Dough pieces (ca. 5-6 oz/150-200 g) are formed into balls and then rolled out into a circular sheet. The sheets of yufka dough are baked on a heated iron plate called a sac for about 2–3 minutes. During baking, the bread is turned over once to brown the other side. After baking, yufka bread has a low moisture content, and depending on how low the moisture is, a long shelf life. Before consumption, dry yufka bread is sprayed with warm water. The moistened bread is covered with a cotton cloth and is rested for 10 to 12 minutes before serving.