Saturday, April 21, 2012

Basic Flatbread

No need to go without bread when the lights go out. As long as you have a cooking surface ( even the BBQ will do) you can always make flat bread.

There are many different types of flat bread. This particular recipe is fat and salt free.

baking powder
hot water
Take 1 tablespoon of baking powder per 2 cups flour, mix dry ingredients completely.

Add hot water slowly until a thick, sticky ball is formed.

Stir by hand with a sturdy wooden spoon or even your fingers.

Hand knead dough, being careful not to over knead. Knead only briefly.

Unlike a yeasted bread, you're not trying to build gluten, just blend the dough to a smooth consistency.

Use dry flour on hands, counter, and rolling pin to keep it from sticking.

Form dough balls a little larger than a golf ball.

Roll dough into a circle about 1/8 inch thick.

Cook immediately over medium heat or slightly less, flipping once after bubbles rise in dough.


A round cast iron griddle works best

Cover cooked fried bread with a towel until it's ready to eat.

Enjoy as you would tortillas, or deep fry with butter, sprinkle on some cinnamon and sugar and enjoy as dessert.

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