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Easy Flatbread

Categories: Cooking with Kids, Kids' Favorites, Lunchbox Favorites, Snacks
Type: Desserts and Baked Goods

A simple yeast bread cooked in a frying pan

Prep Time: prep 10 mins, plus rising

Cooking Time: cook 40 mins

Serves: makes 8 flatbreads


  • 3 2 / 3 cups bread flour
  • one 1 / 4 oz ( 7g) envelope instant yeast
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 1 / 4 cups tepid water
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
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  1. Mix the flour, yeast, and salt in a bowl. Make a well in the center and add the water and oil. Stir to make a soft dough. Knead on a lightly floured work surface 8-10 minutes. Place in a lightly oiled bowl, turn to coat the dough with oil, and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Let stand in a warm place for 45 minutes, until doubled.
  2. Briefly knead the dough on a lightly floured work surface. Cut into 8 equal pieces. Flatten each into a round about 1/2in (1cm). Use a rolling pin to make them a little thinner. Place on lightly floured baking sheets, cover with plastic wrap, and let stand about 10 minutes, until puffy.
  3. Heat a large frying pan over medium heat. One at a time, add a flatbread. Cook about 3 minutes, until the underside is browned. Turn and cook about 2 minutes to brown the other side. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Serve warm.
  • prep 10 mins, plus rising; cook 40 mins

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Excerpted from The Illustrated Kitchen Bible.
Copyright © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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