Vegan - Vegetarian Recipe Book
How Mary and Frank and Friends Eat
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|1 cup Whole Wheat Flour, for each bread
(To enlarge the photo of the whole wheat flat bread, click on the photo or link)
There are basically two ways of making an unleavened flat bread: the ingredients can be mixed together into the consistency of a thick pancake batter, or kneaded together like bread dough. With either method, the finished texture of the flat bread will be chewier than leavened bread, and more like that of a pita or tortilla.
Place the whole wheat flour in a mixing bowl. Add about 1/3 cup water for each cup of flour and mix or knead into the consistency you desire, adding additional water as needed.
If you are making more than on flat bread, then divide the dough into the number of flat breads or pita you desire to make.
If you are making the dough the soft way, scoop it out onto a large microwaveable plate, smooth it out and place in the microwave oven on high heat for about 4 minutes or until the top surface is no longer soft like batter in the center. Then using a spatula, carefully slide it around and under the flat bread to loosen it from the plate and flip it over. If it is still soft on the bottom, then bake for another minute or two, until it is not longer wet. Be careful not to over cook.
If you are making the flat bread from a bread dough consistency, dust the outside of each flat bread dough ball with a little flour, flatten it out into a flat round shape, and bake either in the microwave oven (as above), but shorten the baking time a little, or bake in a conventional oven at 350-375 degrees on a preheated pizza or baking pan until it bakes to the consistency you desire.*
In the conventional oven you you will almost always see the bread puff up, as is necessary for making a pita bread. Usually, when the bread fully puffs up, it has finished baking. See below.* (To enlarge the photo of the pita bread, click on the photo or link)
In a microwave over, you may also notice that the flat bread may begin to puff up and separate like a pita bread.
*In a conventional oven, it is not necessary to turn over the flat bread, but as soon as the bread is firm to the touch, but not hard, remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.
Serve and enjoy.
Wheat, Hard Red