American

Easy Flatbread Recipe

June 28, 2019
Photo by Julia Gartland
  • Prep time 1 hour
  • Cook time 10 minutes
  • Makes 4 flatbread
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/3 cup small mixed seeds (I like a mix of toasted sunflower seeds, nigella seeds, sesame seeds, mustard seeds, and coriander seeds)
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup buttermilk, cold
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 pinch flaky salt, for sprinkling
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together dry ingredients, flour through sugar. Add the seeds and scallions and stir to coat.
  2. Make a well in the center, then pour in the buttermilk. Using a rubber spatula or wooden spoon, stir until you have a shaggy dough. Turn the dough onto a lightly-oiled surface (like a plastic cutting board) and gently knead it into a cohesive ball. Return ball of dough to bowl and cover with plastic wrap or a kitchen towel for 30 minutes. Heat the oven to 300° F.
  3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide into four. With a floured pin, roll one ball out to ⅛- to ¼-inch thick, about 6 inches long and 4 inches wide.
  4. In a large, heavy skillet (preferably cast-iron), heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high. When the oil is very hot, add the flatbread. Cook until deeply charred, about 3 minutes, then flip and continue to cook, 2 to 3 minutes more. Transfer to a baking sheet, sprinkle with flaky salt, and keep warm in the oven while you repeat the process with the remaining three pieces of dough and remaining olive oil.
  5. Enjoy warm, or wrap in aluminum foil, store at room temperature, and reheat in the oven the next day.

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Sarah Jampel

Recipe by: Sarah Jampel

A (former) student of English, a lover of raisins, a user of comma splices. My spirit animal is an eggplant. I'm probably the person who picked all of the cookie dough out of the cookie dough ice cream. For that, I'm sorry.