If you’ve been reading this blog, you know that my family loves to eat any type of bread. I don’t know what it is, but something about fresh homemade bread gets them excited. The only problem with making fresh bread is that it can be a long process when making it with yeast…you know the first rise and second rise thing. Well, sometimes I just don’t have the time and my family doesn’t have the patience for me to make a yeast bread. So, I make a No Yeast Flat Bread as an alternative.
The best part of this recipe is that it’s super easy. This No Yeast Flat Bread recipe is a great basic recipe that you can build onto. You can add cheeses, fresh or dried herbs, spices, and more to add your own zing to it. Just play around until you get just the right taste that your family likes. For example, if you have herb butter, substitute that in place of the shortening or maybe use the herb butter to cook the flat bread. It’s really hard to mess this recipe up, so have fun with it.
No Yeast Flat Bread
After mixing the dry and wet ingredients together, divide your dough into 16 equal round balls. On a lightly floured surface, roll and flatten each ball into approximately 5-6 inches wide circles.
*I added in California garlic powder seasoning with about 1/2 tsp. fresh garlic in this batch. I don’t measure when I add additional items. I just add a little of what ever the family feels like eating.*
If you have a large griddle, you can use it to cook multiple flat breads at one time. I just used my pan and cooked the flat breads one at a time using just enough butter to coat the bottom of the pan. Cook on each side until you start to see the bread brown or bubble.
See, super simple, quick, and easy…my kind of recipe. It’ll take you no more than 45 minutes from beginning to end to make this No Yeast Flat Bread recipe. I hope you try it. What would you add in your No Yeast Flat Bread recipe?
No Yeast Flat Bread
|Prep time||10 minutes|
|Cook time||35 minutes|
|Total time||45 minutes|
|Meal type||Appetizer, Bread, Breakfast, Lunch, Side Dish, Snack|
- 3 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 cup cold water
- 3 tablespoons shortening (optional)
- 1 - 1 1/4 teaspoon salt (I use 1 tsp. if adding in cheese)
|Put all dry ingredients in the bowl and mix together. *If adding cheese or other fresh/dry ingredients, add it here*|
|Add shortening and cut into dry ingredients. You should get pea sized or smaller bits of shortening in the mix.|
|Add cold water and mix until a dough forms. If the dough is still too sticky, add a bit more flour till the dough pulls away from the bowl. Knead for 3-5 minutes.|
|Break dough into 16 equal balls. On a lightly floured surface, roll out into thin circles. I make mines approximately 5-6 inches wide. The thinner you make these the better.|
|Place a pan on medium heat and add a thin coat of butter or olive oil. Place bread circles in pan and cook until browned on each side.|