Hello everybody! We are glad that you are with us again and present to your attention the skelps. This is one of the types of flat cakes that are well known to us all, which nevertheless have their own characteristic differences and we will talk in more detail about them in the history section. In the meantime, let's take a closer look at what it is customary to call this not too familiar word for us. First of all, we would like to note that shelpeks and their recipe are considered traditional for the Central Asian peoples. Nevertheless, it is shelpek that is the Kazakh version of the flatbread. In the national cuisines of other countries, it can also be found under the name chalpak or zhit, which, in principle, will mean the same dish. Shelpeks are often prepared in milk, but more on that later, but for now a little history.
Here I would like to repeat right away that the name Shelpek most likely means the Kazakh flatbread and not simple, but ritual. It should also be noted that such cakes can be yeast-free and yeast-free, as well as soft and crunchy, and these characteristics can be inherent in cakes both together and separately. These cakes have many varieties and it makes sense to dwell on each only within the framework of a separate recipe.
And today we are talking about a thin Kazakh shelpek, the recipe for which involves frying in a pan. In addition to their authentic taste, shelpeks also have a great ritual meaning. They seem to be telling their descendants about the hardships of the ancient Kazakh tribes in the distant steppe. So by baking such products, every Kazakh pays tribute to the memory of his ancestors. And besides that, skins with milk are amazingly tasty and you can see this right now.
Such cakes are perfect for any meal and can be both a substitute for bread and an excellent hot snack. We do not undertake to advise and insist on the benefits of this dish, but we guarantee the absence of harm and enjoyment of the taste. And to make the recipe and the shelps themselves more useful, they were prepared not with milk, but with whey or water. This is perfectly acceptable. What types of cakes are known to you? How about cooking together? Ready to share your experience? We are looking forward to meeting new friends. Your host!