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  • Writer's pictureThe Messy Cheffy

Flat breads

Updated: May 12, 2020

Pillowly fluffy flat breads yummmm. I make these at least once a week . They are perfect just with some dips, or gyros, wraps and also great with a curry the options and endless.


1.5 table spoons yeast

1 teaspoon sugar

1.5 cups water

3 cups plain flour

1 tea spoon salt

1 tablespoon crushed garlic.

2 tablespoons olive oil

3 tablespoon coconut yogurt ( or whatever plain yogurt you have)


1. Gather 2 bowls 1 medium size and one large.

In the first bowl place the yeast and sugar. Pour in 1.5 cups up Luke warm water to the yeast and sugar. If the water is too hot it will kill the yeast so Luke warm water is key. If the water is hot enough to wash the dishes in it too hot!

Set aside for about 10 mins and allow the yeast too form a bubbly foam.

3. In a separate larger bowl place the flour and salt. Mix it around ensuring the salt in dispersed evenly throughout the flour. Create a well in the centre of the flour and salt mixture.When the yeast mixture in foamy pour the yeast mixture into the well created in the flour mixture, add the crushed garlic, olive oil an yogurt. Using your hands bind the mixture together.

4.Once the mixture is bound together tip the dough onto a clean floured flat work surface. kneading the dough for one to two minutes ensure the dough is all brought is all together.

5.Clean the large bowl and make sure it is dry. Rub the large bowl with oil. Place the dough into the large bowl and cover with a damp tea towel and allow it to prove (double in-size). Somewhere warm works bests. My house is pretty cold so I turn the oven on and allow the dough to sit above the oven on the hob.

6. When the dough has doubled in size removed it from the bowl and place again on a flat floured work surface.

The dough should be a bit sticky and full of air. knead the dough again and cut the dough into 4-6 balls depending on the size of flat bread you would like.

Using a floured rolling roll the each ball out to whatever shape you desire but ensuring its not to big to fit in your pan. Each rolled flat bread should be 1cm thick

7.Rub a large frying pan with oil. Heat the frying pan to medium heat. Once the pan is hot gently place the flat bread into the pan. Bubbles will appear this is a good sign. Cook on both sides for 1-2 minutes using a tongs to turn the bread. Repeat the same process with each piece of dough.

Perfect for breakfast lunch and dinner


Ali xx



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