recipe for flat bread



I had a good flatbread recipe, briefly. My sister Naomi emailed it, I made it, it rocked, lost the recipe. Goneski. 

While procrastinating asking for the recipe again, I started making this one. 

It's a cobbled together recipe from about three sources, I think it's close to Naomi's 'cept hers uses wholewheat flour. And I can't remember about the yeast.

This one works well served with soup (we've found), or toasted with dips, or topped with fresh tomato or tomato sauce and melted cheese for a pizza-like dinner which actually got a cheer from the smallies. A cheer. I'd go a long way for a cheer from the diners. 




2 teaspoons (instant) yeast

1 tsp sugar

half cup warm water

3 cups flour

1 tsp salt

1 cup tepid water



Stir the sugar into the warm water until it dissolves then sprinkle the yeast and leave (5 mins or so) till it bubbles. 

Then add this to a big bowl containing the flour and salt. Mix well then add the tepid water.

Take out and knead on a floured board, keep adding flour until it's not too sticky to handle and is smooth and elastic. 

Sit it, covered, until it doubles (about an hour or so). Then break it up into 12 balls, knead each one a bit and leave them, covered, for another 10 minutes.



Roll out each ball as thin as you can (about 1cm) and put onto lined baking tray.




Bake on 230 degrees C for 5 mins or until puffed up, turn over and bake about 3 mins second side. 

If you want a pita-like pocket, leave at ball stage for longer before rolling out (thicker 'skin'). 

For a thinner wrap, press down firmly with a spatula after rising. 




Cover them immediately with a cloth as you make them to keep them soft. They store well in ziplock bags. 

Yummy with pesto and tomato.

I'm cheering that!


6 Comments on “recipe for flat bread

green ink
April 15, 2011 at 12:22 am

Yum yum yum yum 🙂

April 15, 2011 at 7:02 am

mmmmmmm, another recipe to try out this weekend

April 15, 2011 at 9:29 am

They look really good! Might have to give them a go for the kids.

Is there such a thing as gluten free ones? I imagine they wouldn’t puff up as well…hmm, might need to experiment.

one lentil croquette short of a picnic
April 15, 2011 at 9:35 pm

Wow, these look like just the thing to serve with our spinach and potato curry, maybe add some cumin seeds and crushed garlic… Thank you so much for sharing this.

April 17, 2011 at 8:16 pm

This looks amazing! And I LOVE that plate! 🙂

May 31, 2011 at 10:19 pm

These look great…I have been thinking of making something like this for my boys…Filling two teenage boys isn’t always easy…..I am another Illawarra blogger, found you through Darrens blog at Green Change…..I love your blog, but am having trouble subscribing…My computer doesn’t like you Subscribe button up the top…..Keep up the good work…would love to meet up some time in the future.


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