As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, possibly in our last post,
today is National Homemade Bread Day. So, I decided to do a flatbread video,
demonstrating what was probably the world’s first wheat-based bread.
It never ceases to amaze me how a little flour and water can
be transformed into such delicious, gorgeous bread, and in just a matter of
minutes at that. Inspired by the thought of these earliest flatbreads, I went with
about half wheat flour and half all-purpose, as well as a little spoon of corn
meal for some extra texture.
I’ll be giving no ingredient amounts below. Flatbread’s not
like that. Combine water, flour and a pinch or two of salt; and mix together
as shown until you have a soft, sticky dough. That’s it. The other key is to
use a very hot cast iron pan or griddle. You can wipe the surface with a tiny
bit of vegetable oil, but basically a dry pan works the best.
If you’re not in a hurry, wrap your dough and let it sit on
the counter top for an hour or two. This
will give the flour time to hydrate, which will provide a little nicer
texture. Having said that, I didn’t wait
at all, and mine came out fine.
So, if you’re interested in making flatbread like they did
when people thought the earth was flat, then I hope you get this easy and delicious technique a try