Soft Wrap Bread

Here it is, the recipe I promised you on Monday.  I promise it was worth waiting for.

It is another winning recipe from Melanie over at My Kitchen Cafe.

Not only is this bread the perfect thing for the Chicken Gyro meat but it delicious plain – all by itself, nice and warm.  Or maybe with a little honey butter or homemade jam?

Melanie used leftover bread to make mini pizzas – great idea!

I think it would also be great used for soft tacos.

One of my favorite ways to eat bread like this is with some yummy homemade hummus.

Not only is this bread yummy but it is fun to make.  If you are scared of yeast bread/dough don’t be.  I think you would have a hard time ruining this.  It uses a rapid rise yeast so the yeast doesn’t have to be proofed – you just throw it right in with the flour!

After the dough rises and you have divided it, you roll each ball of dough out into a circle.  The dough is then dry fried – no oil needed.  You can use your electric griddle or a large frying pan.

Gyros

It only cooks for a few minutes on each side.  Just until it puffs a little and gets nice golden brown spots on it -  yum!!
Gyros

Just stack them up as they come off the griddle and try not too eat too many of them!!SOFT WRAP BREAD - Page 425

Soft Wrap Bread

Ingredients

  • 3 to 3 1/4 C unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 C boiling water
  • 1/4 C potato flour OR 1/2 C potato buds or flakes (I used potato flakes)
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp instant yeast*

Instructions

  • Makes 8
  • Place 2 cups of the flour into a bowl
  • Pour the boiling water over the flour, and stir till smooth
  • Cover the bowl and set the mixture aside for 30 minutes
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the potato flour (or flakes or buds) and 1 cup of the remaining flour with the salt, oil and yeast
  • Add this to the cooled flour/water mixture, stir, then knead for several minutes (by hand, mixer or bread machine) to form a soft dough - I did mine in my Kitchen-Aid
  • Note:
  • You can allow the dough to go through the entire kneading cycle(s) in the bread machine, but it's not necessary; about a 5-minute knead in the machine, once it gets up to full kneading speed, is fine.
  • The dough should form a ball, but will remain somewhat sticky (the dough is fairly stiff, so don't be worried - just be careful not to overflour the dough).
  • Add additional flour only if necessary; if kneading by hand, keep your hands and work surface lightly oiled.
  • Let the dough rise, covered, for 1 hour (I let mine rise up to 2 hours).
  • Divide the dough into 8 even pieces, cover, and let rest for 15 to 30 minutes
  • Roll each piece into a 7- to 8-inch circle, and dry-fry them (fry without oil) on a griddle or frying pan over medium heat for about 1 minute per side (I cooked mine about 2-3 minutes per side and they didn't dry out), until they're puffed and flecked with brown spots.
  • Adjust the heat if they seem to be cooking either too quickly, or too slowly; cooking too quickly means they may be raw in the center, while too slowly will dry them out
  • Transfer the cooked breads to a wire rack, stacking them to keep them soft
  • Serve immediately, or cool slightly before storing in a plastic bag
  • *This recipe works best with instant yeast because it dissolves during the kneading process, so you don't have to knead liquid into the dough.
  • If you really prefer to use active dry yeast, use only 1 cup boiling water for the initial dough, dissolve the yeast in 1/4 cup warm water, and add this mixture to the dough along with the potato flour mixture.
  • It'll be somewhat "slippery" at first, but will knead in and eventually become smooth.

Comments

  1. says

    This looks and sounds great. I’ll be trying this. It reminds me of the naan I made once and loved but haven’t made again. Thanks for sharing all your good stuff. Happy New Year from sunny AZ.

  2. Tamara says

    What a great recipe! Thanks for sharing! I was back on the list, but have been kicked off again. Had to get the posts by signing in again. Just don’t ever want to miss any posts. THANKS!

  3. says

    I made this tonight along with your Gyro recipe for dinner for my husband, who loves Greek food and my kids who are just finishing up a homeschool unit on Greece. Super yummy! Thanks.

  4. Tiffany says

    I’m planning on making this tonight. Thought it might go well with homemade green chili instead of tortillas! Yum! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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