Egyptian Escape - Fabulous Flatbreads
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
This is the sort of bread Ancient Egyptians made before they discovered how to use yeast to make loaves.
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Ingredients you'll need
  • A 150g pot of plain white flour
From your kitchen
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3-5 tbsp water
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Scoop out 2 tbsp flour, for dusting later on. Mix the flour and salt in a bowl. Add 2 tbsp oil and 3 tbsp water, little by little, stirring till it comes together to form a ball. Add 1-2 tbsp more water, if needed.

  • 2.

    Knead till glossy and smooth, about 2 mins. Add a little oil as you knead, if needed. Set aside to rest 10 mins.

  • 3.

    Divide into 6 pieces. Dust the reserved flour on a chopping board. Roll one of the pieces of dough out into a rough circle shape, as thin as a pound coin.

  • 4.

    Set a large frying pan over high heat. Cooking the flat bread, placing it in the pan (no oil needed) and till lightly coloured on each side.

  • 5.

    Wrap in a clean tea towel to keep it warm and soft. Brush with a little olive oil, if you like.

  • 6.

    Repeat with the remaining dough, rolling and cooking as you go. Serve straight away.

  • 7.

    DID YOU KNOW The Egyptians were the first people to make bread with yeast. Flatbread is what they made before they discovered it. In the British Museum's Egyptian galleries you can see actual loaves which were made and baked over 5,000 years ago.

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