Something that often succeeds in calming me down and focusing my thoughts is cooking. I find it incredibly therapeutic – and I love the instant satisfaction in being able to eat something delicious that I have just created with my bare hands. When life feels ever so complicated – it’s nice to get back to basics in the kitchen.
This recipe for flat breads is SO simple – I’m not known for my patience, I don’t like fiddly recipe instructions, I like to whip it up and go! I’ve tried loads of flat bread recipes over the years but I love this one because you only need 4 ingredients and don’t have to wait for the dough to rise, the breads can be ready in minutes.
200g plain flour
1/4 tsp sea salt
100ml warm water
2 tbsp olive oil
Do it like this:
1.) Mix the flour and salt in a large bowl, then add the water slowly and mix altogether.
2.) Add the oil and mix, then knead together on a clean floured surface until you have a soft dough. (It should feel a bit like your ear lobe when it’s ready.)
3.) Once you have a lovely soft dough, break of small dumpling sized chunks and roll them out with a rolling pin into roughly pitta-shaped breads.
4.) Heat a frying pan on a high heat, you don’t need any oil – we cook these in a dry pan.
5.) Once the pan is hot, place one of the rolled out pieces of dough into the pan. Cook for about a minute each side, et voila! Its flat-bread o’clock!