Flatbreads can be found in North Africa and throughout the Middle East.  They are so easy to prepare, even if you are no seasoned bread baker!  Practically fuss-free and unlike traditional bread recipes, they are really unleavened bread, although my recipe does give a little rise and I feel makes them feel lighter and less stodgy.  Typically served with hummus, tzatziki or a hot chilli dressing.

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Herb flatbreads
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Less than 90 calories per flat bed and if you choose not to use the enriched dough, they are fat free. Perfect for dipping in hummus, chilli oil etc.
Servings
8
Prep Time
10min+ proving
Cook Time
5-6min
Servings
8
Prep Time
10min+ proving
Cook Time
5-6min
herb flatbreads in a basket
Herb flatbreads
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Rating: 0
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Less than 90 calories per flat bed and if you choose not to use the enriched dough, they are fat free. Perfect for dipping in hummus, chilli oil etc.
Servings
8
Prep Time
10min+ proving
Cook Time
5-6min
Servings
8
Prep Time
10min+ proving
Cook Time
5-6min
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. In a large mixing put the flour, salt and yeast in a bowl. Add 3/4 of the water. If the mixture when stirred looks dry and doesn't bind together, add a little more, until there are no bits in the bottom of the bowl and forms a ball (you want it very slightly sticky).
  2. Flour the board or work surface and gently knead the dough for 2 - 3 minutes. Then fold in the chopped herbs, until even distributed. You can also add a drizzle of olive oil, if you wish the dough to be enriched.
  3. In a floured bowl, put the dough, cover with cling film and leave in a warm area, for 1.5 - 2 hours, or until the dough has doubled in size.
    flat bread dough proving
  4. Heat a large frying pan or griddle. Depending on size of flatbreads, cut the dough in half and then half again. Flatten and shape, then put on the griddle or pan for about 3 minutes each side, until golden brown.
    flat breads on a griddle
  5. Wrap the flat breads in a clean tea-towel until required. This help to absorb the steam from the bread and stops them going soggy.
Recipe Notes

Instead of parsley, why not think about using sun-dried tomatoes or black olives are fillings.

These can be made ahead of time, as they don't have to be served warm (better though).  Keep in a tea-towel to absorb residual heat and prevent from going soggy.  If you are looking for hummus to serve with them, click here.

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Nutrition Information

Amount Per Serving
Calories 82kcal
Fat
Saturated Fat
Sodium
Carbohydrates
Fibre
Sugars
Protein
0.2g
0.04g
100mg
17g
1g
0.1g
3g
0%
0%
4%
6%
4%
6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Nutrition Information

Amount Per Serving
Calories 82kcal
Fat
Saturated Fat
Sodium
Carbohydrates
Fibre
Sugars
Protein
0.2g
0.04g
100mg
17g
1g
0.1g
3g
0%
0%
4%
6%
4%
6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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