basic flat bread recipe
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August 30th, 2007, 07:40 PM
2 cups all purpose flour (you may need more flour)
1 cup warm water
1 package yeast
2 tablespoons oil (I use olive)
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
Bloom the yeast in the water, add the sugar, and salt, and oil. mix in flour and knead the dough till smooth and elastic, place in an oiled bowl, and cover with a towel, let it raise till doubled in bulk, punch the dough down and knead one more time (5-10 minutes maybe ). heat your oven to as high as it will go place a baking stone in the oven, or use an inverted baking sheet. Take the dough and divide into golf ball sized pieces, roll each dough ball out into very flat circles, immediately place on baking stone in the extremely hot oven, or on inverted baking sheet, baking time is only 30-35 seconds or until the bread Puffs up like a balloon....Immediately remove from the oven, and set aside to cool (yes this takes asbestos fingers).
Anyway this is how we make our version of flat bread/ pita bread
I played with this recipe. It was easy to play with. I added flax seeds, replaced some of the flour for ground oats and whole wheat flour, and added gluten.
Another yummy variation is to add some garlic powder, onion powder, and basil at the time of the flour addition. Then you have garlic flat bread. yum. That might be good for pizzas too... hmmmmmmmmmm...
I used the original recipe for making flat bread pizzas (so far!). YUM O.