Sesame flatbreads

Sesame flatbreads

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(17 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 6 mins


Serves 4

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

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

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


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



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



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  • a little olive oil
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  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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5th Apr, 2020
Very delicious and quick and easy to make. It's a great option to bread if you want something fresh and warm for a change. I used spelt flour instead of regular white one for a healthier option and turned out really tasty. I'll surely make it again. And yes, roll them out as thin as you can as the rising for will make it thick. We loved this recipe so much.
4th Apr, 2020
These are delicious and so easy to make. I cooked them in a dry frying pan instead of under the grill and it worked just as well. Also rolled out a bit thinner than the recipe says but any size should work fine. Definitely a recipe to remember
3rd May, 2015
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...
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!
5th Sep, 2012
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.
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!
22nd Nov, 2011
Lovely, quick and good for my yeast-free lady, thanks a million
3rd Jul, 2011
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.
10th Jun, 2010
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!
6th Sep, 2008
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:


Ella Whelan
24th Jan, 2017
Could you use gluten-free self-raising flour instead?
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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:
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