Wonderfully soft and chewy flatbread

Once you make this recipe, you will never buy flatbread again. It’s so easy and produces an amazing flatbread that will keep you going back for more! Flatbreads are so versatile, you can have them on their own, with a dip, a stew, curry, whatever you like! This flatbread recipe makes a bread that’s soft and wonderfully chewy, to make it I used my all time favourite dough recipe, which you can find by clicking here.

I love making dough at the beginning of the week and keeping it in the fridge to age, and use it as I need! Dough is one of those things that definitely gets better with age! For this recipe I used 3 day old dough, still young but it gave me a super yummy result. You must try this homemade flatbread this week.

Recipe

Dough Prep Time: 20 minutesDough Resting time Time (Depending on you): 1 hour to 4 days Cooking time: 20 minutes

undefined Course: Side
undefined Cuisine: Asian, African, Middle Eastern
undefinedKey words: Flatbread, side, accompaniment, bread
undefined Makes: 8
undefined Author: Sheneece

Ingredients:

The dough:

  • 1.75 Cups & 1 Tbsp / 235g Bread flour
  • 1/2 Cup & 2 Tbsp / 150 ml Water
  • 3/4 Tsp Instant Dried Yeast
  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1/2 Tsp Honey
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt

To fry:

  • 4 Tbsp Softened Butter
  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Parsley
Preparation:
  1. To make the dough, pour the warm water into a bowl and add the honey and yeast, mix that to combine everthing,
  2. To that add the oil, flour and salt, and bring that together with your hands in the bowl, if you have a stand mixer with a dough hook attachment you can let that go for up to 8 minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  3. If you are hand kneading turn the dough out onto a surface with any flour left on the bottom of the bowl. Flour your surface if you need to.
  4. Knead until the dough is smooth and elastic for up to 10 minutes! To see my dough pictorial and kneading technique. Click here!
  5. To age the dough put it in the fridge for 24 hours to 4 days.(you don’t have to age the dough, but it really does give a fantastic flavour)
  6. Alternatively you can allow the dough to rise in a warm place for 30 minutes, knock it back by punching it dough and allow to rise for a further 30 minutes.
  7. I aged my dough for 3 days and took it out of the fridge when I was ready to use it.
  8. When the dough is out of the fridge it has to rest out of the fridge in a warm place to come up to room temp.
  9. When the dough is ready, mix the butter, oil and parsely in a small bowl
  10. Divide the dough into ~ equal portions, roll out each portion thinly ~ 3 mm.
  11. When the dough is rolled out add a teaspoon full of the butter mixture to a pan and heat up until melted, place the flat bread in and cover with a lid for 1-2 minutes until golden underneath.
  12. Use a spatula to lift the flatbread and add another spoonfull of the butter mixture to the pan and flip the flat bread over to cook and brown on the other side with the lid on.
  13. While that side browns you can begin rolling out your next flat bread. Find a rythm, so that as one comes out the next goes in!
  14. Cook all your dough portions and serve them up. It’s that easy, try it!

Ready to work this aged dough

Dough: rounded and portioned

Roll out as thin as you can because it will spring back a bit in the pan

I love this texture!

Adding butter to fry the other side of the flatbread

If I hadn’t convinced you to try these with words, this picture will do just that.

Close up!!

Enjoy!!

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