This flat bread is a 5 star for my daughter.. I wish I could acknowledge that Chinese Chef I saw on tv way back before my daughter was even conceived. I remember his face but couldn't remember his name. He used this flat bread recipe for a peking duck recipe he once showed in one of his shows. You bet I owe a thank you to that chef, so I might come back to put his name here for acknowledgment if I catch him again.
Well, this is very simple easy to do flat bread. Now, i can do it in less than 30 minutes. Fresh flat bread would be served on the table.
Normally I do it with eyes half closed, I meant i don't measure anymore, just estimate the amount but for the purpose of posting it here, I did measure this time. :-) and took a step by step photos for a guide.
2 cups all purpose flour
3 Tablespoons olive oil
1 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 warm water
In a mixing bowl add flour and salt, make a well at the center and add olive oil and sesame oil. Gradually add the warm water while mixing the mixture (use the tip of a wooden spoon, or tip of the fork to mix) until it forms small lumps, continue adding water whilst mixing until the flour gathers together and form bigger lumps. Gather all the lumps to form a dough. On a flat working surface, knead the dough until it becomes smooth and elastic. Form into a log and cut into pieces. Form each peace into a ball. Flatten it with the palm of your hands and then flatten it further using a rolling pin until it becomes thin. Make it as thin as possible. Sprinkle some flour if needed so it wont stick to the surface or to the rolling pin. Preheat a flat pan, and place the flattened dough. Cook in high heat until the surface starts to rise like bubbles. Flip it over to cook the other side. Use a flat turner to do this, and if you are tempted to flatten the bubbly surface, go ahead. Once there are black spots visible, the bread is done!
|Make a well in center and add olive oil and sesame oil|
|gradually add warm water while mixing, it will start to form small lumps|
|flour starts to form larger lumps|
|After adding the water, gather the lumps around the and knead like a dough|
|Place the dough on a smooth and lightly floured surface|
|Form into a log|
|cut into pieces|
|form into small balls|
|flour the surface and the rolling pin|
|flatten it using the palm of the hands|
|Flatten the dough using a rolling pin|
|Cook it on a flat pan|
|It will rise like bubbles|
|Flip it over|
|ready to eat..|
The bread is good as it is, use it as wrap or stuff it with goodness inside.
Some of the variations below:
|stuffing it with thin cheese|
|wrap it like an envelope|
|in the pan it goes|
|waiting time won't be that long :-)|