Fellow Fussy Foodie Claire and I made these amazing gluten free flat breads just before Christmas (as part of ourJamie Oliver Inspired Roast Lamb) and I have been making them ever since. With the taste and feel of a pitta bread they are amazingly versatile and I love them!
Gluten Free Flat Bread Ingredients:
- 300g gram flour
- 300g gluten and wheat free bread flour
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 2 heaped tsps gluten free baking powder
- Herbs / spices for seasoning – we used 1 tsp fennel seeds. Alternatives: 1 tsp dried herbs or even cinnamon
- 6 tbsps olive oil
- Warm water
Flat Breads Recipe:
Mix the flour, salt, baking powder and herbs / spices in a bowl. Pour in the olive oil and approx. 150ml warm water. Use a fork to bring the ingredients together. Add a splash of water if the mixture feels too dry. Once the ingredients start to combine, wet your hands and use them to bring the dough together into a ball.
Dust your hands and a clean flat surface with flour.Knead the dough with your hands until it is smooth and elastic. Using gluten free flour, you may find the dough will need extra water to prevent it from crumbling, if so, gradually add splashes of water until you achieve a smooth elastic dough, stick at it, it will get there! Place the dough back in the bowl, cover and leave to relax.
When you’re ready to cook your flat breads, divide the dough into equal sized balls, dust your hands with flour and squeeze each ball between your palms to flatten them. Pat and slap the dough from one palm to another, turning and twisting the dough about in a circular movement until each flat bread is approximately 1cm thick (mine seem to end up thinner than this which still works).
Heat a dry frying pan on a medium high heat and cook the flat breads in batches for a few minutes on each side, turning regularly to prevent them from burning. They will begin to puff up and turn a golden colour when they are ready. Serve warm.
If you make a batch keep some aside to cool then pop in the freezer, easy to pop in the toast to warm up again.
Some examples of how I have used my Gluten Free Flat Bread so far: spread with some Sugar Free Fruit Spread, use with a curry a bit like a naan, with special Sugar Free Baked Beans or simply just spread with some dairy free spread and enjoy!