Middle Eastern Style Flatbreads

Quick and simple

Paddy Guest
Better Food and Drink

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I make the dough in a bread maker because it’s easier, but you can just as well make it by hand: mixing, kneading and then proving for an hour.

This makes quite a lot of dough. If you don’t need it all, then you can freeze what’s left — it keeps for a few weeks in the freezer if wrapped tightly in cling film. If not, then it can tend to dry out and it won’t be much good.

Ingredients:

  • 375ml water
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 500g bread flour
  • 125g plain flour
  • 4 tsp dried yeast
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt

Method:

Add all the ingredients to your bread maker, following the instructions for your particular machine. For mine, all the liquid ingredients are added before the dry ones. Select the “dough” programme and leave until finished. Mine takes 90 minutes, but the last 60 minutes of that is just keeping warm for the dough to rise, so sometimes I take it out earlier if I am in a rush.

If making by hand, mix the dry ingredients first. Then add the water and mix until fully combined. Then add the oil and mix thoroughly with your hands until a smooth dough is formed.

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Paddy Guest
Better Food and Drink

I am a software developer, business manager, amateur mixologist and cooking enthusiast.