Simple five-ingredient, no-yeast flatbreads
Difficulty Rating: 2/10
Time Taken: 20 mins (10 mins prep, 10 mins cook)
Bread is the staple of any good diet, and these flatbreads are a great accompaniment to chilis, soups, curries, meat dishes, and practically anything else you like. With just five simple ingredients required, it’s as easy as you can get, so why not serve them with your next chicken curry or chili con carne? I like to throw these over hot coals and serve with whatever I’ve got going on the grill.
- 250g/8oz plain flour
- 150ml/5fl oz warm water
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Pinch of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
Combine all five ingredients into a large bowl. Mix with a wooden spoon to combine into a dough. Tip out onto a floured surface, flour your hands lightly, and then knead for five to seven minutes until smooth and elastic.
After this, divide up your dough into pieces of your liking, and then roll out of press into bread shapes with your hand.
Throw the breads into a dry, hot pan (there’s oil in the dough, remember), and cook on one side. Once you start to see air bubbles, 30 seconds or so, it’s time to flip. 30 seconds later, and they’ll be done. This can also be done over a charcoal grill if you’ve already been cooking something else, and you’ll get some really nice char marks on your flatbreads.
Wrap them in a towel and throw them in a low oven to stay warm while you do the rest, and serve.