- All Purpose Flour2 CupsPlus about 1/4 cup more for dusting and kneading
- Butter3 1/2 Tablespoons
- Salt1/2 Teaspoons
- Milk3/4 CupsI actually used powdered skimmed milk as i was out of full fat milk and liquid milk. I dissolved 4 leveled tablespoons of powdered milk in 3/4 cup of water. If you have liquid milk, then just use 3/4 cup
- Vegetable Oil1 TablespoonsFor frying
- Non-stick Pan or SkilletFor frying
I made some goat curry over the weekend and didn’t feel like eating it with rice and was out of bread. So I decided to search for a quick and easy flatbread recipe and I found this delicious recipe by Recipe Tin Eats. It is super easy. This recipe makes about 6 medium sized flatbreads. I recommend that you double the recipe if you have more than 3 mouths to feed because this was gone in no time. It was that delicious 🙂 See second picture above for my flatbread and goat curry.
If you are familiar with the Nigerian Gala snack, it tastes a bit like the outer part of the snack but not as hard.
Step 1. In a microwave or using a pan over a burner, add the milk and the butter and heat until the butter has melted. Make sure you heat only until the butter has melted. Don’t let the milk start cooking / bubbling. Bring it down and let it cool.
Step 2. Sift flour into a bowl, add the salt and mix together.
Step 3. Make a hole in the center of the flour bowl and pour in the milk mixture.
Step 4. Mix until all ingredients are combined.
***At this point the dough is soft and very sticky. That’s okay.
Step 5. Transfer as much of the dough as you can to a flat work surface. Make sure your work surface is coated with flour.
Step 6. Knead the dough for about 5 minutes, supplementing with a little flour as you knead until you get an elastic, soft, solid and non sticky dough. See 3rd picture above for what the dough looks like. When you start kneading initially, the dough is soft and sticky but as you knead, it will start to solidify and become non sticky. Be careful with the amount of flour you add when kneading so the bread won’t come out hard.
Step 7. Shape the dough into a ball, wrap the dough in a plastic wrap, coat a bowl with a little oil, place your dough in the bowl and let it sit for about 30 minutes.
Step 8. Take it out of the wrap. Put it back on your work surface. Using a knife, divide the dough into two. Then divide the cut dough into four. You can divide again into as many large pieces as you can.
Step 9. Take one of those pieces and using a rolling pin, completely flatten the dough into a circle. You may not get a perfectly round shape but that’s okay 🙂
Step 10. Add 1 tablespoon of oil to a non stick pan or spray a little oil into a non stick pan, heat up then gently put the flattened round dough into the pan.
Step 11. On medium-low heat, cook the underside of the dough until it is done (this shouldn’t take more than 2 minutes especially for subsequent batches, don’t cook on high heat so it doesn’t burn), then flip to the other side and do the same until it is done. You’ll know it’s done when the surface “hardens” and you see little brown spots on your bread. The dough will puff up and swell as it cooks.
Repeat until you have cooked all the dough.