As summer has finally arrived and the BBQ has been out a few times, I wanted to make nice easy flatbread that would be great to eat with summer meals and BBQ’s. My inspiration for this bread came from a local takeaway, who’s Naan bread had a really lovely sweetness to it. The Naan was also really fluffy and had a good chewiness.
What is flatbread?
Flatbread is a type of bread that is made from dough that has been cooked on a hot surface such as an iron griddle, a frying pan, or a flat stone.
The first recorded evidence of flatbreads was found in ancient Egypt. Flatbreads were also used in ancient Greece and Rome. Flatbreads are still popular in many cultures today.
Why is it quick and easy?
This bread does not contain yeast and only requires a quick 10 minute rest. It is very easy to make these flatbreads fresh for a BBQ or summer meal with family or friends. We like to fill then with barbecued kebabs / meat, lots of fresh salad and a nice sauce. Such a great way to eat!
Tell me how you like to eat yours in the comments below. Hope you enjoy making these quick and easy flatbreads.
Quick and Easy Flatbreads with Yoghurt. No Yeast!
- 1 Frying Pan
- 1 Mixing Bowl
- 1 Whisk
- 1 Spatula
- 1 Rolling Pin
- 1 Frying Pan
- 500 g Bread Flour or Strong Flour
- 5 g Baking Powder (1 tsp)
- 10 g Salt
- 200 ml Water
- 100 g Greek Style Yoghurt
- 50 g Sugar
- 25 g Oil
- In a mixing bowl add the sugar, salt, yoghurt and the water, using the whisk give it all a good mix.
- Add the strong flour and baking powder, then mix until large flakes form.
- Next use your hand push all the dough flakes together. Once there is no more dry flour, add the oil and mix it into the dough. Knead for 5 – 10 minutes or until the dough becomes smooth.
- Put the dough on the work surface and gently push it flat and divide into 10 pieces. Next roll each dough piece into a ball. Then cover with wrap and leave them to rest for 10 minutes.
- Scatter some flour on the work surface and put one ball on it and use your hand push it flat, next use rolling pin roll out around 15cm. Repeat for each dough ball.
- Place a frying pan over a medium heat. Gently place the dough in the pan and cook it for 50 – 60 seconds or until it starts to bubble. Then turn it over, using a spatula, push the dough into the pan, so it can cook evenly. This should take around 40 seconds, then turn over again.
- The bread may at some point blow up like a balloon, usually around 20 seconds. Allow it to cook for a few more seconds and then remove from the pan. Don't worry if the bread doesn't inflate, it will still be delicious. Make sure the bread is cooked.
- Enjoy your flatbread, we like to eat them with BBQ meat, vegetables and sauce.