My kids and I discovered making flat bread during our studies of ancient civilizations, two years ago. It started out as just something fun to try, a taste of the past. However, we really liked it and have continued to make it from time to time.
It is rather simple to make and uses only 4 ingredients. No yeast required! So with grocery stores having a shortage of supplies, I think it’s a great recipe to have on hand right now. It goes great with tuna or chicken salad.
Your children can even help you make it. Mine love to roll out the dough. The bread does not have to be pretty, perfect rounds, so let them have fun trying. Even my 4 year old rolls out the dough. They have gotten better at it over time. Today I didn’t even have to roll back over any of them🙂.
Makes 8 pieces
1 ½ Cups of Milk (we use almond)
7 TBSP of butter
4 cups of flour (I like 2 cups white + 2 cups whole wheat, but whichever you prefer)
1 teaspoon salt (we use pink salt)
Oil for pan (we use olive)
- Heat milk and butter together until the butter has melted ( I microwave them in a glass measuring cup).
- Stir flour and salt together. Add in the warm milk butter. As you stir it will form a large ball.
- Take the ball out to knead on a floured surface just a few times. *If the dough is too sticky add more flour in. Let it sit for 20 – 30 minutes. (Use this time to make your favorite tuna salad or chicken salad)
- Heat a little oil on a no-stick pan at a medium heat. While you wait for it to get warm, break the dough into 8 pieces about the same size. Next roll them out thin (less than ¼ of an inch).
- When the pan is hot put one piece on for about 90 seconds. The dough will start to bubble at this point and you can flip it. Heat this side for 90 seconds or until it bubbles. Then remove it and put a new piece in it’s place. Repeat for all. *To keep the bread warm while the others are heated, stack them on a plate and cover with a cloth napkin or towel.
Now you can lay/spread your choice of sandwich fillings (tuna salad, chicken salad…) on one side of the bread. Then fold in half. Or enjoy it plain!