This is a homemade version of a flatbread found at an overly priced restaurant. They famously serve lamb wrapped in this soft, sweet bread, and it is delicious. But I got tired of paying their outrageous prices, so I figured out how to make it myself. Make a bunch and you can freeze it.
This recipe makes 8 pieces of flatbread.
What you’ll need:
- 1/2 cup milk
- 3 tbsp. honey
- 2 tbsp. margarine
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 3 tbsp. warm water
- 1 & 1/4 tsp. dry yeast
- 1 tbsp. sugar
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 cups flour
Scald the milk in a small saucepan (bring to boil and remove from heat). Pour the milk into a large bowl and add honey, salt, and margarine. Stir until margarine is melted, and set aside to cool.
In a small bowl, combine water, yeast, and sugar. Now you have 4 things to combine:
- milk mixture
- yeast mixture
- beaten egg
Add 1/2 of the flour to the milk mixture and thoroughly combine. Add egg, and combine. Add yeast mixture, and combine. Finally, add the rest of the flour and stir until the dough comes together. It will be sticky.
Place dough on a floured surface and knead about 20 times, incorporating more flour in order to form dough into a non-sticky ball.
Cover and let rise to double its original size (about 1 hour). Cut dough into 8 pieces.
Roll out each piece of dough on a floured surface, to about 6 or 7 inches. The rolling seems like it takes forever because the dough is very elastic, but it’s worth the effort. Place the rolled out dough in between pieces of wax paper until ready to cook.
Heat a skillet to medium. Spray with non-stick oil and cook each piece of dough for 1 or 2 minutes on each side. I spray the pan every time I flip the dough and in between each new piece of dough (this gives the bread a smooth texture rather than a dry, floured texture). And that’s it… Flatbread.
So I figured I would show what I did with it…
This is 1 pound of eye of round steak, marinated in balsamic vinegar. Cook for a few minutes on each side and slice very thin.
Fill flatbread with steak, tomato, onions, and sour cream. Roll it up, serve, and enjoy!
Another great filler for this flatbread is lentil patties.