Take three ingredients, take one more if you want, and then — maybe — take just one more. It’s as simple as that. These very straightforward recipes can be made with minimum effort and ingredients, but the more things you add, the better they get. The only ingredient I’m going to assume you have already is salt and pepper, everything else gets added to the total. However, feel free to use these ideas as starting points for your own experimenting based on what you have to hand.
Sometimes a bowl of something — soup, stew, salad — just doesn’t feel like quite enough, and that’s where these wonderfully simple flatbreads can come in. With just coconut yoghurt and self-raising flour forming the dough, which is then quickly cooked in a hot pan, your meal is suddenly a feast. Add a few more ingredients and you’re really in for a good time. I went for sliced green onions and sesame seeds, but you could also consider kneading in chopped mint, thyme leaves, basil or coriander, or adding spices like cumin, sumac, or turmeric.
This recipe is very forgiving, and these flatbreads are truly delicious with a tender crumb and deliciously crisp crust.
Coconut yogurt + self-raising flour + olive oil
Stir together one cup of unflavoured coconut yogurt, one cup self raising flour, and a pinch of salt. Add another half-cup of self-raising flour and use your hands to briefly knead the mixture until it forms a soft dough. Divide the dough into four pieces, or more if you want smaller flatbreads. Roll each piece out to about half a centimetre thick.
I made these ones in the photos a little too thick because my haste to eat them overrode my patience, but they still turned out absolutely fine. Heat a splash of olive oil in a heavy-based frying pan or griddle and cook the flatbreads for a few minutes on each side until deep golden. I like the plain version with a little extra olive oil drizzled over.
+ Green onions + sesame seeds
Finely slice a green onion and knead it, along with about a tablespoon of sesame seeds, into the dough before dividing and rolling it out and cooking it.