Here is a soft flatbread made with a simple and easy dough. The dough needs minimal kneading. Made with a mix of whole wheat and all purpose flours it stays soft longer making it perfect for lunch box wraps or picnic lunches. The dough keeps well for up to 3 days
Keyword Easy Flatbread, flat bread
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 10minutes
Inactive Time 30minutes
Total Time 50minutes
2CUnbleached AP flournotes
1TbspMelted butter/ Ghee
3TbspYogurtOptional but recommended
1CWaterMore/less as needed
Flour For dusting
Make the dough by hand
On a work surface or large bowl combine the flours, butter/ghee, salt together. Knead everything together adding the yogurt (if using) first followed by as much of the water as required. Knead for just until it is non sticky and feels lump free and smooth - 3 to 4 minutes. Form into a smooth ball.
Cover the dough ball with a moist kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let rest for half an hour. If planning to use later in the day (4 or more hours later ) store in a the fridge in an airtight container.
Dust the work surface with flour. Divide the dough into 6 to 8 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a smooth ball. Dust the balls in four and roll out into 1/8 “ thick circles.
Heat a heavy bottomed skillet (cast iron if you have) until it is hot. Brush the pan lightly with oil as it heats up. Lower the heat to medium. Place the flat bread on the pan and brush the top lightly with oil and flip as soon as it turns opaque. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes as it bubbles up . Flip and cook for further 30 seconds to 1 minutes. There should be light golden spots on the top. Getly press down on the flat bread if it puffs up. This traps helps it to cook evenly and traps some moisture in the bread making it soft.
Repeat with the remaining pieces.
Stack the cooked bread and keep wrapped with a tea towel. This helps to retain the moisture and prevents the bread from drying out. (Notes)
Use unbleached and non bromated flour, preferably organic.
Use finely ground whole wheat flour similar to the Indian Atta or white whole wheat flour.
This bread has just enough fat content and moisture in it to keep it soft as long as it is wrapped properly. If it is tool lean for your needs, brush the top with melted butter (or oil) as soon as it is takes off the heat.
For detailed instructions go to https://oventales.com/easy-anytime-flatbread/ .