This simple homemade flatbread is so easy to make and so delicious! This flatbread recipe requires no yeast, no yogurt and no rest time. It really is easy and the final result is pure deliciousness.
About this Homemade Flatbread
This homemade flatbread recipe makes 5 good sized flatbreads. It is really easy to make and requires no rest time or special steps.
The flatbread gets it lift from baking powder and tastes so delicious. You can use these flatbread in place of bread or these flatbread can become the base for pizza or delicious toppings.
Ingredients Needed For the Flatbread:
- Unbleached all purpose flour.
- Vegetable oil (a little for the dough and the rest for the pan).
- Baking Powder
- Warm Water
- Kosher salt
Notes about the ingredients:
- The ingredients are very simple and you probably already have all of this in your kitchen. Make sure you use kosher salt in the recipe if possible.
- If you do not have kosher salt, you can use regular table salt but make sure you half the amount called for in the recipe.
- The sugar helps balance out the flavor of the dough and it actually adds to the structure so do not leave that out.
- You can use whatever vegetable oil you have on hand. I used canola oil for the recipe but any vegetable oil will work fine.
How to make the Flatbread:
When kneading the dough, you want to make sure you knead it until smooth. You may have to add more flour to your work surface.
You will know when it is smooth when it looks like the picture above and when it stops sticking to your hands. This part only takes a few minutes.
After you make you flatbread, you will want to place them in a towel or something else to keep the warm and soft. I just use a kitchen towel.
To make these flatbread even more delicious, I sometimes brush on melted butter after they are done cooking. It tastes amazing this way!
Homemade flatbread is meant to be eaten right away and does not store really well. Try to keep this in mind when you making them.
If you do want to make these ahead of time, store them in an air tight container, like a resealable bag.
More Dough Recipes You May Like:
- Italian Biga
- Homemade Ciabatta
- Best Essential Pie Crust
- Easy Vanilla Cream Scones
- Fluffy Homemade Yogurt Biscuits
Simple Homemade Flatbread (No Yeast)
- large heavy bottom pan or non stick pan
- 1 cup All Purpose Flour
- 1 teaspoon Vegetable oil plus more for the pan
- 1 cup warm water divided
- 1 tablespoon Baking powder
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- In a large bowl, add your flour, sugar, salt and baking powder and mix well.1 cup All Purpose Flour, 1 tablespoon Baking powder, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- Add one teaspoon of vegetable oil into the flour mix then mix well.1 teaspoon Vegetable oil
- Take ¼ cup of your warm water and add it to the dough.1 cup warm water
- Mix well.
- The dough should be moist and not sticky.
- If the dough is too dry, add a little more water and mix again. Keep doing this until the dough comes together.
- Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface.
- Knead until the dough is smooth, adding more flour to your work surface if necessary.
- Divide the dough into 5 sections.
- Roll out each section as thin a possible without the dough tearing. Make sure the shape you roll fits into your pan!
- Pre-heat your pan to medium heat.
- Add a teaspoon of vegetable oil to your pan and brush it around.
- Once the pan is pre-heated, place one of the rolled out pieces of flatbread on to the pan and cook for about 30 seconds to one minute or until you see bubbles form.
- Once the bubbles have formed, flip your flatbread and cook the other side for another 30 seconds.
- Remove the flatbread on to a plate and cover with a kitchen towel.
- Repeat until all of the flatbread is cooked.
- Serve immediately and enjoy.
Tips:To add brushed butter to your flatbread after cooking just melt 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter in the microwave for about 30 seconds or until melted. Once you have cooked the flatbreads, lightly brush the tops with some of the melted butter. Store under a kitchen towel when done.
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