This past weekend, I decided I wanted to try to make some flat bread for sandwiches similar to Subway's flat bread. I had actually looked at this recipe before but was too lazy to attempt it at the time. I had to wait for the mood to strike, I guess.
These could be used for just about anything. One didn't survive the night -- consumed completely by two other members of our household within a few minutes of cooking them.
The next day, Hubby and Dude were off on a Scout thing and I ran to the local store deli to grab some turkey, ham, and swiss (plus a bag of shredded lettuce) so we could make Subway style sandwiches with them. Hubby and Dude both thought that sounded good so we ended up having them again that night (halved) with some taco soup.
Honestly, if you don't have the desire to wait out traditional loaves of bread yet would like to make your own bread, flat bread is the way to go. The longest you have to let it alone is a 5 minute rest. I think I had these done in about a half hour.
It's very simple; enough so that even a beginner can do it. In fact, I would think this might be fun to do with kids. And it's pretty good too. Give it a try.
Note: When you brush on the butter, feel free to get creative and sprinkle on some spices too.
Quick and Easy Flat Bread
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 cup warm water
1 Tablespoons active dry yeast
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons milk
approx. 6 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup butter
Add the water, yeast, and sugar to a bowl. Allow it to sit until it becomes frothy. Add milk and salt. Stir in half of the flour so that the mixture becomes creamy. Add more flour, enough for the mixture to create a soft dough. Knead the dough on a floured surface for three to five minutes. Allow the dough to rest for about five minutes.
Divide the dough into six to eight pieces. Flatten each piece of dough with your hands and then use a floured rolling pin to roll out each piece. You want the dough to be about 1/4-inch thick. Heat a grill pan (I just used a griddle) over high heat. Turn the heat down to low and melt 1/4 cup of butter. Brush the melted butter over the dough.
Lay the dough face down in the grill pan and cook for about two to three minutes or until golden brown.
Flip over and repeat.