So, I freely admit this Grilled Flatbread is not the most original recipe in the world. In fact it is downright basic. But who says basic is boring or a bad thing? Sometimes basic is just perfect.
One of the things that makes this recipe so great is its versatility:
- whole-wheat flour, all-purpose or a combination of both can be used
- make them plain or add spices to the dough
- serve them alongside whatever else you are grilling as a basic bread
- let them puff up than collapse and you have a pocket bread perfect for stuffing
- brush them with some olive oil and spices for a thin grilled focaccia
- use it as a pizza crust for one or two large pizzas or several small ones
- no grill? bake them in the oven (directly on the rack is fine) or even in a griddle on the stove.
The other great thing about the recipe is its simplicity. Some flour, yeast and water with a little salt, sugar and oil. Mix them all together, let it rise and then grill.
The only drawback is the 1 1/2 hour rising time, which means you have to think ahead a little bit to enjoy it. You could add more yeast and speed that up if you want to. I have also made a double batch and put half of the dough in the fridge for another night. Let it come to room temperature for about 20-30 minutes then bake as usual. Pitas one night and individual pizzas another.
I promise once you try it your family will ask you to make it again. And you don’t have to tell them how easy it is.
Until next time, happy eating.
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