Tuesday, September 30, 2014

homemade flatbreads + recipe


This post starts with how most thrown-together recipes start: my mum making dinner and me wanting to bake something. She was making her ever-so-perfect chicken tagine the other week and I was in the mood for carbs, those on diets know the cravings come quickly and without warning.  
A quick google later, we settled on Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's flatbreads, following this recipe on the wonderfully named blog, Mean Mothercooker. They were best eaten hot, straight from the pan, with a bowl of tzatiki and a spoonful of houmous as accompaniment.
YOU'LL NEED:
- 250g plain flour
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 150ml warm water.

STEPS:
1. In a bowl, combine flour and salt. Add the oil and water until it forms a dough.
2. Knead on a floured surface for 5 minutes until the dough feels elastic and smooth.
3. Return to the bowl, cover, leave to rest.
4. When you're about to eat them, roll dough into a sausage and divide into 8 rounded balls of dough.
5. On a floured surface, roll the balls into circles around 3mm thick.
6. Heat a heavy-based, non stick frying pan (we used a griddle pan) until it is very hot.
7. Turn the heat down, and place the flatbreads carefully in pan. Let the first side cook for about 2-3 minutes, until the dough no-longer sticks to the pan. Flip, and repeat but for 1-2 minutes on this side. Eat immediately.
It's really very simple, and they're so great eaten hot. 

9 comments:

  1. Wow, these look amazing and such a simple recipe, I may need to give these a try at the weekend

    Grace
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  2. these look yummy! they remind me of flour tortillas!


    Jessica
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  3. These sound ridiculously easy! I'm always craving carbs so I'll keep this recipe in mind.

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  4. They are so easy, and the perfect carb-craving solver!

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  5. yeah I think they're like a bit of a fatter version of tortillas! a bit like pitta breads maybe?

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  6. Let me know if you do! They taste really yummy piled with curry or tagine or something! x

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  7. These look so tasty! I love recipes with a very small list of ingredients ;)

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  8. Thanks for the recipe ^___^ I always wanted
    to make my own flatbreads!
    Xx http://icepandora.blogspot.com

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  9. dammit, now i crave flatbread, these look mouthwatering!

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