Saturday, 2 March 2013


more bread making from Hugh's book. this time flatbreads. perfect for breakfast holding fried egg, tomato and a bit of bacon; and a lunchtime snack with chicken, avocado and mayo.
now flatbreads or wraps are quite popular in this house. but with a packet of wraps costing about $5 it certainly adds to the shopping bill. and with this recipe being super simple its a welcome addition to the homemade cooking list.

makes 8.
250g plain flour
1 teaspoon salt
150ml warm water
1 tablespoon rapeseed, olive or sunflower oil (i used olive)

sift flour into a mixing bowl, add salt.
add oil to the warm water and pour into the flour in a thin stream while mixing with a wooden spoon.
turn the dough onto a floured bench and knead for 5 mins until smooth.
cover the ball of dough with the upturned mixing bowl and allow to rest for 15 mins.
roll the dough into a sausage shape and cut into 8 pieces.
roll each piece into a ball then on a floured bench roll out with a rolling pin to about 2mm thick (or to the size of your fry pan).
over a medium high heat place one flatbread at a time into a heavy based fry pan.
cook for a minute or two, flipping to cook the other side when golden brown patches appear underneath.



  1. They look delicious! I'd love to give this a try one day. How long do they keep for? (I'm a household of one now, so it's good to know!)

    1. I'd say they'd keep for a few days in an airtight container in the fridge.
      Or you could try seperating them with baking paper and storing in the freezer, defrosting as needed.

  2. Yum, these look really good Zara. The trouble is with fellow bloggers recommending all of these great books is that my book wish list just keeps growing! I hope you are having a lovely weekend :)

  3. wow these look really great. Will definitely try this recipe. Thanks Zara

  4. Yum! Definitely gonna try making these.

  5. Thanks for sharing Zara,I'm going to have a go at the recipe tomorrow

  6. I love making flat breads. My favourite is naans, to eat with curry.
    Hope you are enjoying the weekend, x

  7. These are my go to breads when I have none ready for school lunches. They are great used as a pizza base too.

  8. Tasty and economical now that's a recipe I want to use. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Zara, I am so glad that you have shared this recipe. I love my library, but can you believe it doesn't have a copy of this book! I am going to make these this week. My kids have been after a change in their lunchbox, if they help make them, I'm sure it be a hit all around.


  10. I love Hugh. I have this book and another one of his. His recipes are easy and yummy but I haven't made this one yet but I think now I better get cracking.

  11. I've made this exact recipe from Hugh's book before too, and it was a big hit with all our family. My mouth is watering thinking about the fried beans and sour cream we had it with (in his vegetable everyday cookbook).
    ps- so happy to be visiting once again Zara :)


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