Quick and easy flat bread recipe

Quick and Easy Flat Bread

We have soup in our meal plan on a weekly basis and recently took to making my own bread to have with it. I used to have a bread maker, but it ended up collecting dust in our under stairs cupboard so I gave it to charity, then out of the blue, I decided that I wanted to make bread again! (typical!) So I set about finding recipes and styles that are nice and easy because I have six cats, a boyfriend, a love of walking 4 miles every day and run a business from home so I needed breads that could be made and baked quickly and easily.

One of my go-to breads that I had actually forgotten about until this weekend when I was trawling through our meal plans from back in 2014, is my quick and easy flat bread.  Not only does it not need yeast, you can change the flavour of it with simple tweaks in the herbs.  For this one I used Indian style spices as we were having to accompany a black eyed bean soup, but I have done it with sundried tomatoes and basil, oregano and simply with garlic and they are all delicious.

The world really is your oyster with these flat breads and they are super cheap too!!

 

Quick and easy flat bread recipe

Quick and easy flat bread recipe

The best bit about these is that you will have the ingredients ready and waiting in your store cupboard so they are easy to get started and taste delicious too.

This recipe makes 4 medium-sized flat breads.

Ingredients:

250 g self-raising flour

150 ml cold water

herbs and spices of your choice – I used 1 tsp cumin, 1/3 tsp garlic granules which I ground in a pestle and mortar before adding.

Method:

Weight the flour into a medium-sized bowl,

Add herbs and mix through,

Make a well in the flour and pour in the water,

Mix together and knead until mixed and you have a smooth stretchy dough (about 2-5 minutes)

Divide into four balls and leave to the side while you prep for cooking.

Heat a table-spoon of olive oil in a large frying pan until steaming,

Press out one of the balls of dough with your fingers making a rough circular shape,

Add it to the pan and cook until it is puffed up a bit and there are dark spots on the underside, turn over and cook on the other side until the spots appear there too,

Repeat with the other three balls,

Serve immediately or pop into a warm oven until you are ready to serve.

 

I am sure that as I add more recipes to the blog, these will b coming up time and time again and I can guarantee, once you have made your first batch, you’ll be as hooked as me!

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quick and easy flat bread

Quick and Easy Flat Bread
Recipe Type: Bread
Author: Sarah Irving
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Serves: 4
The perfect go to when you need bread in a hurry and the flavour is easily changed to whatever meal you are having by swapping and changing the herbs and spices. Get creative!
Ingredients
  • 250 g self raising flour
  • 150 ml cold water
  • herbs and spices of your choice – I used 1 tsp cumin, 1/3 tsp garlic granules which I ground in a pestle and mortar before adding.
Instructions
  1. Weight the flour into a medium sized bowl,
  2. Add herbs and mix through,
  3. Make a well in the flour and pour in the water,
  4. Mix together and knead until mixed and you have a smooth stretchy dough (about 2-5 minutes)
  5. Divide into four balls and leave to the side while you prep for cooking.
  6. Heat a table spoon of olive oil in a large frying pan until steaming,
  7. Press out one of the balls of dough with your fingers making a rough circular shape,
  8. Add it to the pan and cook until it is puffed up a bit and there are dark spots on the underside, turn over and cook on the other side until the spots appear there too,
  9. Repeat with the other three balls,
  10. Serve immediately or pop into a warm oven until you are ready to serve.

 

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