This is such a simple, easy and basic recipe the initial dough has only 2 ingredients which can be added to as you wish, your favourite flavours, savoury or sweet.
1 cup self-raising flour
¹⁄3 to ½ cup plain yogurt
pinch of salt (optional)
also optional – your own favourite flavour ( I added basil and garlic for a Mediterranean twist)
- put flour and salt into a medium sized mixing bowl add 1/3 cup of yogurt and stir it gently together with your hand until it combines together as a dough. If it is too dry, use a little more yogurt.
- If you are adding herbs, small or wet ingredients then add them with the flour; larger things such as raisins or cheese should be added at stage 4.
- tip the dough onto a floured board and knead gently for a minute. divide the dough up equally – 4 small bread, 3 medium balls or 2 large ones.
- gently tease the balls out to a nice looking flat bread – you can use a rolling pin however, i prefer doing it by hand as you get lots of little crannies and lumps which are great when using them to mop up sauce with!
- heat up a large griddle pan or heavy based frying pan and grease lightly. When it is smoking hot pop on the breads and turn the heat to medium. Cook for around 3 minutes then flip them over to cook the other side for a minute or 2.
- Enjoy with your favourite dish – i had mine for lunch with some houmous, taramasalata and a tub of mixed deli delights from the Tesco pick and mix counter!
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Tips Don’t panic if you put in too much yogurt as you can always add a handful more flour, this dough should be neither wet and sticky nor crumbly dry. Sometime i like to add an extra pinch of baking powder if i want to make them a little more fluffy.
I was very lucky to have inherited Granny Helens (Farmer Tim’s mothers) cast iron griddle plate. It was in the pantry for around 3 years until i had the bright idea of using it to cook crumpets on; it took around an hour to clean then season the pan (with high heat and vegetable oil) but ever since it has been moved to pride of place in the kitchen as i use it just as often as my normal pans. I use it to heat and cook pancakes, Derbyshire oatcakes, crumpets, flat breads, burger buns, fried egg and bread. Its even been used to warm up large cookies!
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