Flatbread

CATEGORIES: Bread Loaves, Kate

So…life is hectic in my corner of the world. We are closing on a house in *5 DAYS* and with that comes all the stresses of property virgindom and moving. With two kids who are THIS CLOSE to sharing the monkey cage at the zoo.

So…in times of stress, I need two things: carbs and easy recipes. I got this recipe from our friend Leigh Ann last year and I think both she and I have seen it on How to be a Domestic Godess. The original recipe comes from Epicurious. It’s everything I’m looking for in comfort food–warm and yeasty, food that keeps my hands busy. I love the snacky factor, and it’s also a nice break from French bread.


Due to the sheer amount of yeast, this is a great dough for beginners. Plus, it’s fun to add dough dimples…


It’s surprisingly therapeutic.


Flat Bread
Recipe adapted from Epicurious

1 c. warm (105-115 F) water
2 packets or 1 Tbsp. + 2 tsp. active dry yeast
1 tsp. sugar
2 1/4-2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp. Kosher salt, divided
In a small bowl, combine water, yeast, and sugar and allow to stand for 10 minutes or until bubbly.
In the bowl of a heavy-duty electric mixer, combine 2 c. flour, olive oil, and 1 1/2 tsp. salt. Add in yeast mixture and mix until combined. Add in another 1/4-1/2 c. of flour or until a very soft dough is formed. Cover with a clean towel and allow to stand about 1 hour or until doubled in bulk.
Spray a baking sheet and then your hands with cooking spray. Punch dough down and then remove the dough from the bowl and shape into a ball. Place on prepared baking sheet and spread into a circle about 1/2″ thick and 11-12″-ish inches in diameter. Cover and allow to rise another 30 minutes.
While dough is rising, preheat oven to 400. When dough has risen, use your fingers to make indentations in the dough. Lightly brush with olive oil and sprinkle with remaining Kosher salt. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden. Allow to cool slightly and then just tear pieces off instead of cutting it–it just tastes better that way… 🙂

35 comments

  1. In a small bowl, combine water, yeast, and sugar and allow to stand for 10 minutes or until bubbly.
    In the bowl of a heavy-duty electric mixer, combine flour, olive oil, and 1 1/2 tsp. salt. Add in 2 c. flour and mix until combined. Add in another 1/4-1/2 c. or until a very soft dough is formed.

    For a total newbie who was inspired to try something new….when do you add the yeast to the flour? Do I use a dough hook in my kitchen aid?

    Thanks!

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