Friday, October 19, 2012

Easy Flat bread

I'm co-ordinating a medieval Islamic feast next month, so I am experimenting with some recipes before hand. Some of my previous experiments can be seen here. The kitchen we are using has two pizza ovens, so I'm interested to see if we can bake our own flat bread. I looked around the web at a number of recipes, and decided to base mine on this one, which uses the dough recipe here. It really is one of the easiest bread recipes I've ever made, and pretty fast, too. It took me 22 minutes to bake 8 rounds, with four in the oven at a time. The dough takes a total of 20 minutes to produce.

Easy Flat bread

2 cups warm water
1 pkg. yeast
4 tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. salt
5 cups flour
1/4 cup canola oil

In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix water, yeast, sugar, salt, and 2 cups flour. Cover with a warm, damp cloth and let stand ten minutes.

Pre-heat oven to 550 degrees.

Add 3 cups of flour, and oil to bowl. Place on mixer with a dough hook. Let dough hook work dough on medium speed for ten minutes.

Turn dough onto lightly floured surface. Dough will be soft and a little sticky. Work in just enough flour to make dough handleable. Divide into eight balls. Roll out balls one at a time to 1/8 inch thick.
Place  flat bread on lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake until lightly brown on top, about 6 to 8 minutes. Let cool on a cooling rack.

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