I was itching to make flat-bread for ages, so I was really excited when I finally got round to it.
I added chives to mine as chives are strong in flavour, and would work perfectly with the garlic oil I topped them off with.
You will be surprised at how simple they are to make, all you need for the basic flat-bread is four everyday ingredients which are:
- 250g of plain flour
- 1 tsp of salt
- 1 tbsp of olive oil
- 150ml of warm water
- A bunch of chives, very finely chopped
So the first thing to do is to sieve the flour into a bowl then add the salt and give a little mix. Then add the chives, oil and water and mix until a dough is formed.
Put this onto a floured surface and kneed for about five minutes until the dough is smooth. Then cover with the bowl, upturned, for about 15 minutes.
Then cut the dough into 8 even pieces, and roll out on a floured surface, and leave for a further 5 minutes.
Then heat a frying pan, with no oil, on a high heat, then turn down a little and add one of the flat-breads Cook for about two minutes on one side, bubbles may appear, then you know it needs turning. Just cook for a further 30 seconds on the other side.
To keep them soft while you cook the rest wrap in a clean towel.
To make a garlic oil just fry some finely chopped garlic in some oil, then spoon onto the flat-breads.