If you follow French Family Food on instagram you may recognise this! We saw that Alexandra had recently posted this insanely delicious looking flatbread and we persuaded her to share the recipe with us for the HM blog. We are big fans of her wonderful French inspired seasonal cooking and previously shared a Q&A with her here.
Scroll down for the recipe, and top tip direct from Alexandra “the key is to not let the pan overheat when you cook them. Enjoy!”
I N G R E D I E N T S
500g strong white bread flour
375ml lukewarm water
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp olive oil
1 sachet of yeast or 1/3 of a cube of fresh yeast @kronjast
M E T H O D
1. Mix the yeast with the water and leave to for 5 minutes – bubbles should start to appear, it shows the yeast is active.
2. Add the flour, salt and olive oil and knead for 5 to 10 minutes until the dough is springy or put in the stand mixer and leave it on the first setting for 5 minutes and then knead by hand for 5 minutes. Top tip: Alexandra uses a stand mixer with a dough hook to work the dough but it can be done by hand.
3. Place the dough in a large bowl and cover the bowl with clingfilm. Let the dough rise for 1 hour and then knead for 5 minutes. Roll the dough into a large sausage shape and cut into 6cm chunks.
4. Roll each chunk out with a rolling pin so that you have a flat oval the size of your hand. Heat 2 tsp of olive oil in a frying pan and fry the flatbreads on a high heat for 2 mins on each side.
Images: Alexandra Stacey