Delicious and soft flatbread that is perfect for dipping or making wraps and sandwiches. And this flatbread recipe is so easy, you will wonder why you ever bought it from the store!
The delicious flatbread recipe is one from my friend Melanie at Mel’s Kitchen Cafe. I use it when I make gyros, soft tacos, when I need something to serve with hummus, or sometimes just with a little honey butter or homemade jam! And it is also a fun crust for mini pizzas.
Not only is this flatbread yummy, but it is fun to make. If you are scared of making anything that requires yeast, this is the perfect recipe for you. I don’t think you could ruining this recipe if you tried. It uses a rapid rise yeast, so the yeast doesn’t have to be proofed. You just toss 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. Then, the dough is dry fried. That means you don’t use any oil. You just cook it in a frying pan or even an electric griddle! So easy!
Just stack the flatbread up as they come off the griddle and try not too eat too many of them!
- 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*
- 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
- 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.
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