Friday, June 01, 2007

Flatbread, test #1

Yesterday I tried the following flatbread recipe, I think I got it off but haven't re-found it yet.

Makes 12 flat Bread

500 g flour,unbleached,whole wheat,or a mixture of the two
4 Tablespoons powdered milk
4 Tablespoons sugar
4 Tablespoons oil
1 Tablespoon yeast
1 Tablespoon Baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 1\2 cups water

1)place all ingredients in the bowl of mixer ,beat 10 minutes to make a soft dough.

2)cover,let rise in warm place until doubled in size ,about 1 hour.

3)Divide dough into 12 pieces. Roll each to a 20 cm round.

4) preheat the oven to 550 degrees. i do not have a baking stone,so i use the grill pan

5) Bake for 1 minute per side.

6)Open the oven and place the flat Bread on the hot baking surface. They should be puffy after 1 minute.

It was a very soft, sticky dough, but it rose nicely and made some tasty flatbread (which we ate with gyro meat). No pics, my bad. I baked then on a pizza stone, which was more trouble than it's worth and doesn't create very neat loaves when you have to pretty much fling it onto a hot stone. So next time I'll try shaping and baking them on cookie sheets.

Right now I'm working on a quantity experiment, 5 lbs of dough have been mixed in my Electrolux Mixer and I'm going to see how many loaves that can form on a standard cookie sheet for baking together.