Sunday, September 9, 2007

Flat Bread

I wanted to try making my own flat bread. A simple search online turned up dozens of recipes and I decided to try this one. If you don't want to go clicking back and forth, here it is as it appears on the site:

This is a great, easy flat bread recipe that makes a delicious side dish to any meal. These can be used for making pita sandwiches, pizza or pretty much anything.

3 cups flour
1 cup ice water
3 tablespoons shortening
1 tablespoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
pinch of baking soda

Combine all ingredients and form into a dough. Cut into 4 or 5 equal pieces. Roll out to a thin 8 inch circle. Prick the surface of the dough with a fork and cook on an oiled hot griddle. Turn with a spatula. Watch these flat bread disks closely because they cook fast. Serve warm.

I've had the recipe laying around for a couple of weeks intending to make them when I got the time. I had my griddle out this morning to make pancakes with my homemade baking mix and I figured it would be a great time to try the flat bread out.

Here is the dough:
It literally only took a couple of minutes to assemble the simple ingredients and make the dough.

The recipe suggests dividing the dough into 4 to 5 equal pieces, but I divided mine into about 6 to make slightly smaller portions.

I set my griddle to about 375 degrees and placed the doughs on one at a time. They cooked up fairly quickly- about 1 minute each.
I enjoyed the taste and got great reviews from Mike and Matthew as well. We just ate it plain to start with, but there are so many possibilities for serving this wonderfully easy bread. My first plan is to make flat bread pizzas with them. What would you use them for?


Stephanie said...

mmmm toasted and dipped in hummus!

tegdirb92 said...

ooh, that not only looks delicious but fun!! Thanks so much for sharing.

Anonymous said...

mmmm toasted and dipped in onion dip!!
It's the best!!