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Type Flatbread
Cookbook: Khubz  Media: Khubz

Khubz, khoubz or khobz (Arabic: خبز‎), the Arabic word for bread, is usually used by non-Arabic speakers to refer to the flatbread also known as pita that forms a staple of the local diet from the Arabian Peninsula to Morocco and also in Israel.

Khubz was traditionally baked in a tannuur, and six recipes for khubz made in this way are included in Ibn Sayyar al-Warraq's 10th century Kitab al-Tabikh cookery book.[1]

In Iraq, khubz is produced as a round flatbread. As a result of the economic sanctions imposed on Iraq in the 1990s there was an increase in the making of khubz in the traditional way in a clay oven.[2]


  1. ^ "Welcome To Arabic Bread Website". Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Doug Smith (1 December 2007). "Iraqi bakeries make dough while they can". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 15 March 2011.