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Homemade Bread

Bar Yankalov Z"L

Bar Yankalov Z"L

Bar was a beautiful and beloved young man with a huge heart. His friends said they admired him, his determination and values. Love for the Land of Israel and defense of the State of Israel were at the forefront of his mind. Since his childhood he dreamed of a military career to be a fighter with the best in the army. 

Bar served in the 101st Paratroopers Battalion. On 07.10.23, he was called from the commanders' course to the Gaza envelope, fought bravely and courageously against hundreds of terrorists. Bar was killed while rushing to save his best friend.

Bar and his friends saved hundreds of civilians from Kibbutz Kissufim. Bar was killed in Kibbutz Kissufim on the Black Shabbat, 7th October, 2023. He was 19 years old at the time of his death.

When Bar would come home, there would be hot bread waiting for him and spicy matbucha as he liked.

Bar liked to start a meal with the bread and the matbucha as a first course.

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1 kg plain flour/yeast flour

1 tablespoon of sugar

2 tablespoons of yeast, if using regular flour

1/4 cup of oil

2.5 to 3 cups of lukewarm water

A spoonful of salt


1. In a mixing bowl with a kneading hook, lightly mix the flour, add a tablespoon of sugar and continue mixing. Gradually add the water and oil. Mix for about eight minutes at medium speed, add the salt and continue kneading for another 2-3 minutes until you get a soft dough.

2. Oil the dough on all sides, place in a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, leave to rise for an hour.

3. After about an hour, when the dough has risen, punch down the dough, cover and let rise a second time.

4. Transfer the dough to a well-floured work surface, divide the dough into 6 balls, cover and let rise for about half an hour.

5. Dip each ball in a bowl of tap water, lift and stretch both sides of the dough and place on a baking sheet greased with olive oil.

Sprinkle a little coarse salt and drizzle a little olive oil.

6. Bake in a preheated oven at 180-190 degrees until brown.

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