Gluten Free Flatbreads

Gluten Free Flatbread

There are tons of recipes for gluten free breads & I have now tried loads of them. I find that regular bread usually turns out pretty unsatisfying but flatbreads are easy and they have a good texture & taste. I like flatbreads to be chewy inside with a crispy exterior. These are my top tips for making them followed by the best recipe I have found.
Gluten Free Flatbread

Top Tips for Gluten Free Flatbreads

1.  Grilling

is better than using a frying pan

2.  Grease the tin

they stick much more than wheat bread.

3.  Yoghurt

is the best liquid. Water makes a very bland and unmanageable dough & a brittle texture.

4.  Add salt

many recipes don’t have it. The end result is bland

5.  Flavour

 add spices, nuts, seeds or herbs for flavour

 
Gluten Free Flatbread

Gluten Free Flatbread Recipe

Ingredients (Makes 8):

400g Gluten Free Flour

300ml Natural Yoghurt

2 tsp salt

1 tbsp seeds or chopped herbs (I used  a mixture of cumin & onion seeds for the bread in the photos)

Preparation:

1. Mix the ingredients together & knead for a minute. You should have a soft, pliable dough. Leave it to stand for 10 minutes.

2. Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces.

3. Roll these out using GF flour to stop the dough sticking. They should be 4-5 mm in thickness.

Gluten Free Flatbread

4. Grease a baking sheet really well with butter or oil. Place the dough on the baking sheet and grill on a low to medium heat for 4-5 minutes on either side. Until they are a golden colour.

The first time you make them I recommend that you make a trial one. This is to make sure you have the thickness and the cooking temperature correct. Everyone’s grill is different & if it cooks too fast you will have uncooked dough in the center.
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5. Cool them on a rack as they go soggy underneath on a hard surface. Don’t cut them until they are cold as gluten free bread is still forming its structure while cooling.

Once they have cooled just treat them like pitta. A minute in the toaster will crisp them up if you don’t eat them on the same day. They freeze really well.Gluten Free Flatbread
by Sally

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