On today’s ‘Do it Yourself’ segment is a flatbread, a simple bread made with flour, water and salt. As the name implies, this bread is flat. It can be used as a wrap. It can be eaten in place of regular bread and it can be used as a base for pizza. Some flatbread recipes call for yeast but this recipe calls for baking powder. Also, this Flatbread was made on the stovetop and it was ready in about thirty minutes. Easy right? Well, I think so too and that’s why I can tell those who have not made it before to fear not.
This recipe is pretty straightforward; so, you’ve got nothing to worry about. Best part? It requires little kneading. Thus, even the lazy cook can make this one.
2 cups of All-Purpose Flour
A Teaspoon of Salt
1 & 1/2 Teaspoons of Baking Powder
A Teaspoon of Sugar
4 Tablespoons of Vegetable Oil (half will be added to the wet ingredients while the other half will be used to grease the pan)
3/4 Cup of Cold Water
Method of Preparation
Sift the dry ingredients into a sizeable bowl. Whisk to combine. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients. Add the vegetable oil and most of the water to the dry ingredients. It’s best to save a few tablespoons of water as you may need to add it to the dough later.
Now, gradually mix the wet ingredients and the dry ingredients until a dough is formed. If the dough seems too dry, add the remaining water then mix till it comes together. Transfer the dough to a floured work surface and knead until it’s smooth. This should take about five minutes. Cover the bowl with a clean towel and allow the dough to rest for at least ten minutes.
When the allotted time is up, divide the dough into six equal portions. Dust each one in flour and roll it into a flat disc. Now, here’s the thing, the flattened dough should neither be too thin nor too thick. Place a clean skillet on medium heat. Add one or two tablespoons of vegetable oil to it. When it heats up, put a flattened dough into the skillet and cook on both sides till it’s golden brown. This should take one or two minutes on each side. Transfer the cooked bread to a plate. Cover the plate with a clean towel to keep the bread warm while you cook the others. When you’ve finished cooking the last bread, take one and make a grilled chicken wrap or a suya wrap then sit back and enjoy.
The remaining flatbread can be wrapped in foil and stored in an airtight container for two to three days. Alternatively, you can freeze them after wrapping and reheat them before use. Frozen Flatbread will keep for one or two months.
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