Flatbread

Flatbread

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(56 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins - 7 hrs, 10 mins Cook: 15 mins Plus 1 hour 10 minutes proving. cook in batches

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Makes 8 breads
Authentic Indian flatbreads (naan) can be shallow fried or baked - they cook in just 15 mins

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition:

  • kcal255
  • fat5g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs48g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre2g
  • protein7g
  • salt1.3g
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Ingredients

  • 500g strong white flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 7g sachet fast-action yeast
    Yeast

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  • 3 tbsp olive oil
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  • 300ml water

Method

  1. Mix the flour, salt, yeast and oil in a large bowl and add enough water to make a soft, but not sloppy, dough. Knead well. Put into a lightly oiled bowl to rise for 1 hr until doubled in size.

  2. Divide the dough into 8 pieces, about 250g each, and use a rolling pin to flatten each one into a circle, 15cm in diameter, about 1cm thick. Then leave the pieces on a lightly floured baking tray to prove for 5 mins. Heat a large frying pan to a medium heat and dry-fry each piece until browned on both sides, about 5 mins in total. Set aside to cool slightly before serving.

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bowdenei
23rd Feb, 2017
5.05
Worked out perfect! Followed Sarahu63 by using garlic butter then in oven for a minute to keep it tasting nice and garlicky!
Sarahu63
4th Sep, 2016
5.05
Very easy, as suggested added garlic to ingredients and used bread oven & added fresh coriander at the rolling our stage - it made four large ones, dry fried them, then brushed them with some garlic butter & put in oven- delish - will definitely be making these again!
dohajane
28th May, 2016
5.05
I have used this recipe for years ( I believe it was first posted around 2007? ) ...... It's brilliant. But the people at BBC Good Food should have amended the recipe by now !!!!!! 8 pieces, 250g each? No way. For people reading this recipe for the first time it's very confusing.
mellkur
25th Apr, 2016
I found these to be too salty, so will make with just 1tsp next time. I did the first couple about 1cm thick, which made them far too heavy. The rest I rolled out as thin as possible and they were fine.
patriciaf
23rd Apr, 2016
5.05
I made half the recipe and I made it on the pizza setting on the bread machine. I added 2 cloves of crushed garlic at the start of the cycle and some chopped fresh coriander when it came out of the bread maker. I found you needed to roll out thinner than suggested but other than that they were amazing. I served with lamb kebabs and Tabbouleh.
batalhasue
23rd Apr, 2016
Did you really mean 1cm thick - mine were so thick they were like bricks!! And I did measure them
chicajules
17th Feb, 2016
5.05
I made these for the first time yesterday. I didn't have strong white flour so i used plain flour. They came out better than I expected and everyone enjoyed them. Next time I will use the flour suggested so they should be even better. Great with root veg curry .
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africanqueen
18th May, 2015
5.05
Easy to prep and make, but dividing them into 250g pieces is a no,no - it must be a typo! I managed to divided them into 8 aprox 103g pieces; that aside they were utterly delicious and I shall never be buying shop made ones again :-)
lindseymartin
10th Feb, 2015
Excellent and much more satisfying to produce than warming up shop-bought. I had lots of other things to prepare so, after a quick knead, put all the ingredients in my bread maker on pizza setting, and thereafter followed the recipe to the letter.
emvicoo
5th Mar, 2014
Quick, easy, cheap and tasty. Copied the recipe to the letter. I won't bother buying them from the shop again.

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