Sesame flatbreads

Sesame flatbreads

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 6 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Perfect with houmous, these tasty flatbreads upstage pitta - and they're yeast-free too

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal231
  • fat5g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs40g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre2g
  • protein8g
  • salt0.79g
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Ingredients

  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • a pinch of salt
  • a grind of black pepper
    Peppers

    Pepper

    pep-iz

    Also known as capsicums, bell peppers, sweet peppers or by their colours, for example red and…

  • 150g pot natural yogurt
  • 1 tbsp milk or water

    Milk

    mill-k

    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • a little olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

Method

  1. Heat grill to high and dust a non-stick baking sheet with a little flour. Mix the self-raising flour, sesame seeds, a pinch of salt and a grind of black pepper in a large bowl. Stir in the natural yogurt and milk or water, then mix well to form a soft dough.

  2. Divide the dough into 4 and press each piece into an oval approx 5mm thick. Place on the sheet and grill for 3 mins on each side until puffed and golden. Brush with a little olive oil before serving, if you like.

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Mog31
3rd May, 2015
5.05
Recipe is magical - have never made bread that quickly! Followed it to the letter and it came out perfectly even though the grill wasn't as its hottest yet. Perfect panic recipe for when you realise someone has eaten all the bread...
sharx2u
14th Mar, 2013
Great recipe, so quick and easy to make! Just be careful not to add too much milk/water (I only needed a little splash to bring the dough together). They also make great sandwiches - press them out to about 10mm, grill as above, then slice in half when cool. Yummy!
aucklar
5th Sep, 2012
4.05
Followed the recipe ingredients then rolled out very thinly. Tried both the frying method suggested and grilling. Personally preferred the grilled approach although both seemed to work fine. Will try splitting the mixture into 8 next time to make smaller flatbreads.
babe9305
23rd Apr, 2012
Just made these for a healthy lunch option with soup tomorrow- experimented by using a packet of mixed seeds, and on two of them I decided to give it a sweet finish and glazed in honey which works really well because of the yoghurt used to make them! Just remember to roll them really thinly!
mikecrone
22nd Nov, 2011
4.05
Lovely, quick and good for my yeast-free lady, thanks a million
suebhart
3rd Jul, 2011
4.05
I made these yesterday and they were lovely - so quick and easy to make. I put in extra sesame seeds, lots of black pepper and left out the milk as the dough was soft enough with the yoghurt. I used fat free greek style yoghurt for a lower calorie version. Also, I dry fried them (well, I used an oil spray!) in a non-stick pan on both sides instead of grilling as it's so much easier than grilling especially when the dough is soft - absolutely gorgeous - the family loved them. I served them with chicken skewers and salsa.
a_blurvert
10th Jun, 2010
3.05
I made a gluten-free version of this - using Doves' gluten free plain flour (didn't have self-raising), baking powder and bicarbonate of soda, and a gluten substitute. Tried it under the grill but they came out really dense and stodgy. Tried again the 'chapatti' way by rolling them thinner and cooking on a lightly oiled flat frying pan, delish! Took on the consistency of a paratha. Very easy, making them again for sure!
sugarplumfaerie
6th Sep, 2008
4.05
I added more sesame seeds - probably 4 tbsp ish - and didn't add water/milk to the mixture as was just right with just the yogurt (used greek). Very easy. Friends were impressed I had made home made bread for a quick mid-week meet up! Served with warm lentil and halloumi salad: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/6177/warm-puy-lentil-cherry-tomato-and-halloumi-salad
eleanormayo
5th May, 2008
3.05
the mixture was very wet and hard to flatten out so I grilled on both sides, but the taste was good and they are dead easy & quick to make for "homemade bread".
Ella Whelan
24th Jan, 2017
Could you use gluten-free self-raising flour instead?
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goodfoodteam
30th Jan, 2017
Thanks for your question. We'd suggest using a gluten-free recipe for best results. The following one contains cumin but you can leave that out if you prefer: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/10504/toasted-cumin-flatbreads
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