Easy Soft Flatbread Recipe (No Yeast)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups / 300g plain flour (all purpose flour) (level cups, unsifted, not packed), + keep 1/4 cup extra for dusting & adjusting dough
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 1/2 tbsp / 50g butter (1.75 oz)
  • 3/4 cup / 185 ml milk
  • 1/2 tbsp oil (for cooking)

Instructions

  • Combine butter and milk and heat until butter is just melted – on stove or in microwave.
  • Combine 2 cups flour, salt, butter and milk.
  • Sprinkle work surface with flour then knead for a few minutes until it is smooth – it doesn’t need much kneading. Add extra flour if the dough is too sticky.
  • Wrap with cling wrap and rest at room temperature for 30 minutes or so.
  • Dust bench top with flour, cut dough into 4 pieces, roll into balls, then roll out into about 1/8″ / 0.3cm thick rounds.
  • Heat 1/2 tbsp olive oil in a non stick pan over medium heat – or lower if you have a heavy based skillet. (Note 1)
  • Place one flatbread in the pan, cook for around 1- 1 1/2 minutes – it should bubble up (see photo in post)- then flip and cook the other side, pressing down if it puffs up. There should be a smallish golden brown spots on both sides.
  • Stack the cooked bread and keep wrapped with a tea towel – the moisture helps soften the surface, making them even more pliable.
  • Continue to cook with remaining pieces.
  • Optional: Brush or spray bread with olive oil or melted butter, for a more luxurious finish. Or even with melted butter mixed with minced garlic for a garlic butter version!

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