Apart from the lack of sand and small stones, it might be similar to some bread from the reign of Mentuhotep.
- 350g strong brown bread flour
- 190ml cold water
- 20 dates, stoned and cut in half
- Put the flour in a large mixing bowl and add the cold water.
- Mix a bit with the blade of a knife, but only enough so that there's no visibly dry flour left but it's a bit lumpy.
- Add the dates and mix more with the knife.
- Use your hands to kneed the dough for 5 minutes.
- Cover the bowl with cling film and leave overnight.
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
- Oil a baking tray with a bit of olive oil.
- Divide the dough into eighths.
- Use your palms to roll each eighth into a ball.
- Press the ball flat so that it's less than a centimetre tall and then use your finger tips to form it into a triangular shape. You want the edges to be slightly thicker than the center, but this should happen naturally as you work it into a triangular shape.
- Place on the baking tray with at least half a centimetre between each one.
- Bake for 30 minutes.
- Serve hot or cold.
Makes 8 small bread triangles.