They sure puff up heaps for a flat bread.
For a recipe with bugger all in it, they taste scrummy.
I have to say that dipped in Olive oil and lightly salted would be sublime.
Mmmm and it is a fabulous, fabulous base recipe to make many other weird and wonderful flat bread/ stuffed bread recipes.
Plus you would be SO SO SO proud as I slipped in the WHOLEMEAL again!!!
I made this gorgeous chilli con carne but wanted a little something with it, that complimented it, but not overwhelmed the chilli.
Jamie Oliver had a nice Navajo flatbread recipe but I felt it was missing something….
Sorry that sounds arsey but you know what I mean…It wasn’t quite what I wanted.
Then I found this and tweaked it a little to reflect using wholemeal flour, hence a little more butter, yeast and liquid.
What do you need?
2.5 cups of strong bakers flour
1.5 cups of wholemeal flour
15 g dried yeast
50 g melted butter
320 mls warm water
1 tsp sugar.
What to do, what to do ?????
Combine flours and salt.
Warm water and mix in sugar and then dried yeast, allow to stand 10 minutes until frothy.
Melt butter and cool a little.
Pour butter into dry ingredients with yeasty mix.
Combine well and knead until smooth and elastic for 5-8 minutes.
Place in oiled bowl and cover, I left this for 2 hours as once again wholemeal can require more time:)
Place dough on lightly floured board/ bench and cut dough into 15-20 pieces.
Roll into balls and then roll out into flatbread shapes.
Heat frypan/ skillet/ bbq to quite a high heat.
I used our big electric frypan this time and had it on 6-7 (goes to ten) and then turned it up to 8-9 later on.
Grease well, but not dripping as it’s NOT fry bread.
I had to do 4-5 at a time but if you have a big BBQ, then it will all fit:)
But if you use a smaller pan like me, turn on the oven as below to put the done ones in while you cook the rest.
Turn oven onto 150 celsius and get baking tray ready
Toss bread into frypan (watch it puff up) and( allow 3-5 minutes each side) then turn over and cook until browned.
If you need to, put cooked ones in the oven to stay hot….
Continue until all cooked.
These were gone seriously, in 10 minutes…Greedyboys LOVED them…
definitely yummy yum yum…
You could use these to accompany anything you liked.
You can as Nigel Slater suggests in his recipe, stuff them before hand.
You could also use it to make mini Calzones as my son suggested, stuffed with sausage and cheese…….
You could use them to scoop up stewed fruits, perhaps adding a little more sugar and then spices in the recipe…
Roll them up with spiced meats and salad…
But you can use it for chilli, stew, mince, soup, goulash and much much more…
They are ALMOST too good !!
It’s like they say, SIMPLE, SIMPLE, SIMPLE!!