Garlic & Herb Flatbreads

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Bread that requires no kneading, no waiting to rise and takes just minutes to cook? Oh yes! And the garlic and herb butter is uber simple and tastes amazing. This bread goes so well with so many dishes. Bubbly, charred, light and fluffy bread covered with garlicky, buttery yumminess. No need to thank me.

Makes 6

Ingredients:

For the flatbreads:

  • 350g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
  • sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 350g natural yoghurt

For the garlic and herb butter:

  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • a bunch of fresh soft herbs, such as flat-leaf parsley, tarragon, basil, dill
  • 40g unsalted butter
  • A pinch of salt

Method:

  1. Add all the flatbread ingredients to a mixing bowl and mix together with a spoon and then use clean hands to pat and bring everything together.
    2. Dust a clean work surface with flour and then tip out the dough.
    3. Knead for a minute or so to bring it all together (this isn’t a traditional bread recipe, so you don’t need to knead it for long – just enough time to bring everything together).
    4. Put the dough into a floured-dusted bowl and cover with a plate, then leave aside.
    5. For the garlic butter, peel the garlic cloves and grate them finely.
    6. Pick the herb leaves onto a chopping board and finely chop them, discarding the stalks.
    7. Melt the butter in a small pan over a medium heat, then stir through the garlic and chopped herbs and set aside.
    8. Dust a clean work surface and rolling pin with flour, then divide the dough in half and then divide each half into 6 equal-sized pieces (roughly the size of a golf ball).
    9. With your hands, pat and flatten the dough, then use a rolling pin to roll each piece into 12cm rounds, roughly 2mm to 3mm thick.
    10. Use a knife to cut 6 lines into the centre of each round, leaving about 3cm at each end.
    11. Place a griddle pan on a high heat, then once hot, cook each one for 1 to 2 minutes on each side, or until bar-marked and puffed up, turning with tongs.
    12. Brush the flatbreads all over with herby garlic butter as they come off the griddle, then pile onto a serving board so everyone can dig in and help themselves.

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Tip: If you don’t need so many breads or you need even more, the great thing about this recipe is you use half the yogurt to half the flour so adjust the weight accordingly. 100g each of yoghurt and flour will give you 2 flatbreads as a side to a meal.

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