Bread is life. It’s very healing for my soul, and brings me a lot of joy and happiness. 🙏
Plus, it’s just gosh darn delicious and I could eat it for/with every meal! 😺 That’s why I’ve decided to try to make it myself sometimes. I want to unlock the secret to this life fortifying food.
This flatbread is a quick starter recipe because it’s like a cheating way to make bread. There’s not too much kneading involved, it only needs to prove for one hour (+ only once), and it takes a matter of minutes in a skillet. You don’t even have to turn on the oven!
I flavored my flatbread with crushed garlic and dried rosemary. This combination is nice and earthy, and makes it more interesting than if it were plain flatbread. What’s life without a little flavor anyway? You could use other dried herbs if you preferred, but don’t forget a drizzle of olive oil before serving!
Recipe adapted from Minimalist Baker.
1 packet active dry yeast
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp dried rosemary
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar
2 cups flour
1 Tbsp olive oil
In a large mixing bowl, mix together yeast, garlic, rosemary, salt, sugar, flour. To the center of the dry ingredients, add olive oil and 1/2 cup of warm water. Mix with a wooden spoon until a dough forms. Add more water if necessary. Knead dough for 2 minutes on a well-floured surface, or until smooth and elastic. Lightly coat the bottom and sides of a large mixing bowl with olive oil and place dough inside, covered with plastic wrap. Leave in a warm place to rise for 1 hour. After it has doubled in size, cut dough into 6 even pieces. Cover with a damp towel. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Roll each piece of dough into a large circle that’s fairly thin. Place one piece into the preheated skillet. Cook for 2 minutes on each side. Repeat for all six pieces. Enjoy immediately drizzled with olive oil.