I love to cook, I love everything about it. The preparation, the cooking, trying different recipes, the different cuisines. I love all of it. I tell a lie. I don’t like every aspect of it, i.e. the decisions of what to actually cook, that part, I hate. On a daily basis come dinner time, by lunch time actually, I start thinking “What are we going to have for dinner?” What are we going to have? Pasta?, Rice? Potatoes? Steak? Salmon?... Oh my goodness the process drives my crazy. I don’t know if any of you go through the same thing. Thinking of what to cook everyday, boy it can be tedious.
I created a menu board which is placed in the kitchen in order for me to keep track of meals for the week, so we don’t eat the same thing too often, and also so I can ‘sometimes’ plan ahead.
Lunch time is easy as it’s just the kids, potatoes, nuggets, chips etc they’re happy. But dinner time is where it becomes tricky. When it comes to thinking about what to make for dinner, my brain gets so tired, like I spent the day working on quantum theory. So yes i like cooking, but no I do not like the decision process. Now when the decision has been made, that’s when the fun starts.
All that to say that I have decided to introduce recipes into the blog mix. If like me you get stuck sometimes on what to make, I thought I could throw in some recipes for you to try, or even to just give you some inspiration.
We’ll be starting off simple today with My ‘3 ingredients’ tasty flatbread recipe, which should come in handy during this lockdown and even beyond.
My Flatbread Recipe makes a delicious flatbread with only 3 ingredients! No yeast, no eggs, and no difficult techniques. In fact it’s a simple one bowl technique.
This flatbread is made with a base of yogurt and flour and that’s it! Cooked in a skillet or frying pan, this bread takes just a few minutes to crisp.
I brush my flatbread with melted butter and chopped or minced garlic. which helps the bread to toast up and gives it a delicious garlic bread flavour. After my flatbreads are cooked, I like to either eat it as is or add some grated cheese on top and grill it for a few minutes and voila you have tasty cheesy garlic bread. Imagine this homemade flatbread dipped into your favorite curries and stews or wrapped around fresh veggies and chicken.
- 1 pot (125g) full fat natural plain yogurt (or greek yogurt)
- 1 cup (5oz/142g) all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 pinch salt to taste
I make my own yogurt, that may sound a bit fancy, but believe me it’s not. It’s so easy. You just get a yogurt maker. I use ‘Duronic yogurt maker’ cos it is really nice, it’s electronic and it comes with some cute ceramic pots. All you do is get yogurt powder from the store, a litre of milk mix that up with a whisk or a fork, pour it into the yogurt pots, set timer for 10 hours (or whatever you prefer) and when the timer dings ‘you’ve got yogurt!’ Each pot makes 125ml of yogurt so it works out perfectly.
Garlic butter topping
1/2 cup (4oz/115g) butter 2-3 cloves garlic chopped or minced 1 pinch salt to taste
So, let’s begin. You get yourself a bowl, you put in a cup of flour, then you add the baking powder (at this point you can add a pinch of salt) and finally the yogurt. Add the yoghurt bit by bit as you mix the mixture with your hands. You keep adding the yogurt and mixing it in till you get the right consistency. The right consistency will be firm and not sticky. How do you know when you have the right consistency/ that the dough is ready? It’s simple, as you mix and gather the dough together, if the bowl is dry and relatively clean then your dough is ready (see image above).
Next you get a rolling pin and flour a surface. Place your dough ball on the surface. Then divide it into 6 equal parts.
Next you melt the butter in the microwave for about 30 seconds, then add the chopped or minced garlic and a pinch of salt. Your garlic butter is good to go.
Back to the dough balls. You're going to take the first one and roll it out on the floured surface. Flatten it out as wide as you can, try and make a circle, if you can’t it’s fine. Once it’s nice and flat you take a brush and brush on the garlic butter (if you don’t have a brush use a spoon)
Now you're going to get your skillet/frying pan, place it on the hob and turn it on to a low/medium heat (about 6/7). When it warms up you place the flatbread on the pan butter side down.
As that's cooking you can add some more garlic butter to the exposed surface of the flatbread you have in the pan (so now you have garlic butter on both sides).
That cooks for a minute and a half, then flip it over and cook the other side for a minute and a half. Repeat this process till all the dough balls are cooked.
Et Voila! You have garlic flatbread. Now you don’t have to use the garlic butter, but if you don't, lightly butter the pan or spray on some oil so the bread doesn't burn.
Try adding some grated cheese to your flatbread, put it in the oven till it’s melted and you have ‘Cheesy garlic flatbread’. Trust me it’s delicious… very addictive.
Or fill it with whatever you want, fry up some meats and veggies, place it in the center, wrap it up and you've got yourself a nice wrap.
Hope you enjoyed it! Pls leave a comment telling us what you decided to do with your flatbread.