Fluffy Turkish flatbread
With the weather you can almost think about starting to barbeque.
And of course, what should not be missing from a relaxed barbecue evening? Flatbread! This bread is super tasty and great fluffy. Regardless of whether as a side dish for grilling, for kebab & falafel or simply as a snack on a buffet, I can no longer imagine my report without this bread recipe. And the kebabs that can be made from it can also be a size bigger, another plus. :D
Duration: 2.5-3 hours
Makes: 1 large or 2 small flatbreads
340g warm water
21g yeast (1/2 block)
15g olive oil
optional 20g soy milk + 1g baking soda
Sesame and / or black cumin
First of all, you dissolve the yeast in warm, not hot, water and mix it with the sugar. Then add flour, salt & olive oil.
Then you knead the dough until it is really nice and smooth. This should take 10-15 minutes by hand. Then put it in an oiled bowl, cover it and let it risevfor 1-1.5 hours in a warm place.
The volume of your dough should at least double during this time. Then you put it on a floured work surface and bring it into shape. If you would rather have 2 small flatbreads (or 4?), Then simply divide the dough at this point and shape the smaller dough pieces. Try not to force too much air out of the dough during this step.
Then place your flatbreads on a baking sheet, cover them and let them rise again for about 30 minutes.
Many recipes now call for an "eggwash", ie coating with chicken egg white. I just replace that with some soy milk in which I dissolve baking soda to get an alkaline solution similar to that of chicken protein. But the whole thing is optional and your bread should get a nice color without being brushed yourself. If you have brushed it (or not), press holes in the dough with your fingers and then sprinkle it with sesame seeds and / or black caraway seeds.
The bread can now rise again for about 30 minutes. Halfway through the process, you can preheat your oven to 220 ° C. After the time has elapsed, the bread is baked for 11-12 minutes, so that it turns a nice golden brown on the outside.
Then your flatbread is ready and can be enjoyed. It should have got a really nice crumb and be wonderfully fluffy. :)
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