When I make bread, it normally big fat seeded loaves, occasionally Foccacia studded with garlic and rosemary, or that beautifully open textured Ciabatta – all delicious
I love flat breads, but don’t make them – so today I am going to give them a go.
I make my dough in the Thermomix, it takes about 3 minutes – yes really – plus time to rise of course. For the first rise, I leave it in the Thermomix jug for an hour or so, then twist off the bottom and the dough falls out with the blade attached, just pull the blade away from the dough, I use a plastic dough scraper to scrape any remaining dough from the jug and blade. Knock the dough back, and in this case roll into a fat sausage shape, divide into 4 equal parts and leave them to rise again for a half hour. I rub my hand with cooking oil whilst handling dough, saves it sticking to me 😬
After the second rise, lightly dust your work surface with flour and roll out or pull the dough into rough tear drop shapes – before this step, I put a lightly oiled pan on to come to a medium/high heat, when the flat breads are ready, put them into the pan, one at a time, a few minutes on each side, they will puff up and have a deep golden mottled look, I like to keep them warm in a clean damp tea towel in a warm oven. Very cheap, taste wonderful, and easy to make.
To join these golden beauties, I have marinaded boned chicken thighs in olive oil, lemon juice, salt pepper and dried oregano, cooked on the griddle and served with a mint and cucumber with Aldi thick Greek yoghurt and green salad and a drizzle of homemade chilli sauce – my version of a chicken gyros, or kebab 😇