Shelpek

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Shelpek
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Shelpek (Turkmen: çelpek; Kazakh: шелпек; Kyrgyz: май токоч, челпек; Uzbek: chalpak/чалпак; Uyghur: chalpyaq/чалпак‎) is a traditional Kazakh flatbread commonly consumed all over the country. The main ingredients of shelpek are flour, milk, sugar, butter, sour cream, baking soda, salt and vegetable oil.

The dough is shaped into balls and fried in hot vegetable oil until reaching a golden color. Shelpek can also be prepared with yeast, thus the dough stays soft for a longer period of time. The recipe to prepare the dough in the given case is similar to the one used for baursaks.

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