The recipe is simple:
3 cups flour
3/4 cup of warm water
2 tsp of active yeast
1 1/4 tsp of salt
2 tsp sugar
2 TBS oil
Place the warm water in the mixing bowl and then add to it your yeast and sugar. Let that set for about 5 min while the yeast dissolves, and starts to bloom (it will look a little bubbly). Next add the flour, and the rest of the ingredients. Mix this with a dough hook until a smooth and somewhat stiff dough forms. I let it knead the dough for about 5 min. Place the dough in an oiled bowl, then cover it. Let it sit and rise for about 30 min and then divide it into 4 equal parts. Roll out each smaller piece of dough like seen in the picture below. I rolled the dough out until it was about a 1/2 inch thick.
|Do not get caught up in trying to make the dough perfectly round, |
this is hand rolled dough and should look that way. At least that is what I am telling myself!
Allow your grill to get to about 400 degrees before you put the flat bread on. As you can see in my picture rather than place the flat bread dough directly on the grill grates, I put an iron skillet on the grill and cooked my flat bread in it. Ideally, I would have liked to cook the flat bread on the grill grates, but my grill is needing some new ones. I was afraid it might stick to the rough spots. The iron skillet worked great, but was one more pan that I had to clean after dinner. Grill the flat bread for 4 min on each side or until it looks golden brown.
The flat bread was delicious dipped in a spice and oil mixture that I made. In the near future I plan to use this same recipe to make some grilled pizzas. This is definitely one of those recipes that can be used in many different creative ways. Try it out and then comment to let us know how your flat bread turned out!