Making bread at home does not have to be difficult or require hours of anyone’s time and this easy flatbread recipe is proof of that. Consisting of only two ingredients, this dough can be used for just about anything. You can use it for savoury dishes such as pizza, buns, and flatbread and for sweet applications such as koeksisters, doughnuts and cinnamon rolls.
The use of yoghurt adds flavour in the form of acidity and tenderises the dough. It also adds fat which tenderises the crumb and thus has an effect on the texture of the bread. So, it is important to always use full-fat yoghurt. The unfermented milk sugars will add some sweetness which gives this easy flatbread its subtle and distinctive flavour. If you do not have yoghurt, use buttermilk instead.
The oldest style of bread known to mankind is flatbread. You do not require an oven and these can be cooked over hot coals as part of a braai. They are an ideal way to enjoy any freshly grilled meat or boerewors. Or add some roasted veggies and pesto or fish and salsa.
Easy FlatbreadsCourse: Bread, RecipesCuisine: InternationalDifficulty: Easy
Flatbread is the world’s oldest style of bread and this version requires only two ingredients. It is therefore very easy to make and requires no proofing.
4 cups self-raising flour
1 1/2 cups plain greek yoghurt
- Sift the flour into a large bowl. Add the yoghurt and mix with a spatula or wooden spoon until it forms a ball.
- Knead the dough for 8 to 10 minutes on a floured service. Add a little flour if the dough is too wet and sticky. Continue until the dough is a smooth elastic ball.
- Divide the dough into 6 to 8 balls equal in size. Roll each ball on a floured surface until about 1/2 cm thick.
- Heat a heavy pan over medium heat. Wait a few minutes for the pan to come up to temperature, then add one flat bread to the pan. Cook for about 2-3 minutes per side until the dough is slightly puffed and lightly charred. Continue cooking until all the flatbreads are cooked.
- To turn the flatbread into Naan add some crushed garlic to melted butter and brush it over the cooked flatbreads whilst they are still warm. Then garnish the bread with finely chopped fresh coriander and serve with your favourite curry.