Simple Flatbreads

Aim: Quick homemade carbs!

 

Title: Simple Flatbreads (Serves 4)

 

Per Serving:

Based on average nutritional values of ingredients. Actual values will vary.

Protein: 5g

Fat: 5g

Carbs: 35g

Kcal: 203

 

Introduction:

There is something so nice about freshly cooked breads! The smell of the dough, and as they cook. Super handy when you realise you have run out of bread, as they take less than 10 minutes to cook. And they taste good stuffed with sweet or savoury fillings! A lovely wrap for lunch, or a pile-it-in fajita dinner. And on the sweet side, how about a big dollop of jam, or stuffed with fruit and cream!! Enjoy :). 

 

Cooking time:

  • 8 mins prep

  • 2 mins cooking time

 

Ingredients:

  • 200g plain flour

  • Large pinch salt

  • 100ml warm water

  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil

 

Method:

  • Mix the flour and salt in a bowl, and gradually add the water – mixing with your hands as you go – until a dryish dough forms (it should still be a little crumbly).

  • Add the oil and continue to mix to form a soft dough.

  • Knead for 5 mins until the dough is smooth and elastic. Split into balls and roll each out to form a thin flatbread.

  • To cook, heat a frying pan over a high heat and dry fry each tortilla for 30 seconds to 1 minute on each side until it puffs a little and starts to colour in places.

  • Stuff and serve as you like!! 

  • The dough will keep in the fridge uncooked for up to 7 days, and the dough and cooked flatbreads freeze well (defrost the cooked flatbreads in the microwave so they stay soft).

Variations to consider:​

  • Use any flour! Works with wholemeal, ground oats, polenta, gram flour ... you name it!

  • Increase the olive oil for a richer stretchier dough and higher fat flatbread.

  • Add herbs and spices for some flavour. Tastes really good with a pinch of ground cardamom and pepper!

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