Middle Eastern Flatbread


(Makes 8)

  • 1 cup (250ml) warm water

  • 1 ½ teaspoons dry yeast

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 2 cups (300g) plain flour, plus extra for dusting

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon salt


STEP 1.    

Combine the water, yeast and sugar in a small bowl. Stand for 5 minutes or until bubbles form on the surface.

STEP 2.    

Place 1 cup of the flour in to a medium bowl and gently mix in the yeast mixture with a spoon.

STEP 3.    

Add the oil and salt and gently knead in the remaining flour until a soft, smooth dough forms. Place in to an oiled bowl. Cover and rest for about 45 minutes, or until the dough has doubled in size.

STEP 4.    

Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into 8 balls. Cover with a tea towel.

STEP 5.    

Heat a medium frying pan over medium heat. One at a time, roll each ball in to a thin round and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.



  • The dough is easier to handle when it is rolled out one by one rather than all in one go. This helps those at home who are space-poor as well