Flatbread is a type of bread that is made from flour, water and salt. It is then rolled out into a thin sheet and can be cooked on a hot surface such as a griddle.
Flatbreads were one of the first processed foods, and their manufacture has been discovered at archaeological sites in Mesopotamia, ancient Egypt, and the Indus civilization where they were cooked on an open fire or in the sun.
Over the centuries, different cultures have developed their own variations of flatbread. In India, for example, naan is made from wheat flour, milk, sugar, yeast and baking powder. And in Mexico, tortillas are made from maize (corn) flour. Flatbreads can be plain or topped with ingredients such as cheese, herbs, seeds or vegetables. They make a delicious and nutritious snack or meal and can be served with dips or sauces.
If you’re looking for a quick and easy flatbread recipe, follow our simple instructions below.
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Blackstone Grill Flatbread
- 250 g Stong Wholemeal Flour
- 250 g Strong White Flour
- 2 - 7 g Sachets easy-blend yeast
- 1 tsp Sugar
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- In a mixing bowl, combine the flour and the yeast. Stir in the sugar and 1tbsp salt. Then add in the 350ml warm water and oil, and process until smooth. Mix for 1 minute before setting aside to rise for an hour or more.
- With a large sharp knife, carefully cut the dough into eight 10cm squares or rectangles. Place one layer of bread rectangles on a tray or two baking sheets, then repeat with the other half of the dough. Let it sit in a warm location for around 30 minutes until the dough has just begun to rise.
- Place the bread slices directly over the Blackstone grill and cook for a couple of minutes until they puff up, then turn them over and continue to cook on the other side. Serve with any of your favorite condiment combinations.