Grilled Flatbread

Grilled flatbreads

We use these as a substitute for naan's or pita's when we're looking for some bread to go along with a meal. They can be grilled on the BBQ, but for the most part, I cook them on a stainless steel baking stone in the oven or in a cast iron.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups warm water
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
  • 1 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 3 cups flour, I use AP.
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Flaky salt and Olive Oil for finishing

Process

  1. In a large bowl, combine the water, oil and yeast. Give it a stir, and allow the yeast to wake up (it should start the bubble a bit, maybe float, etc. If it does nothing, it's dead..)
  2. Mix in the 3 cups of flour and salt.
  3. Stir until it forms a shaggy mass.
  4. If using a stand mixer, mix on low speed with a dough hook for 3-4 minutes.
  5. If mixing by hand, combine and knead for 6-8 minutes.
  6. Add flour if necessary. The dough should be soft and smooth.
  7. Lightly oil a bowl (I re-use the existing bowl) and transfer the dough to it.
  8. Allow it to rise for 30-60 minutes, or doubled in size.
  9. Pre-heat oven to 375f, or about midway on your BBQ (that lands around 350f for me)
  10. Once risen, split into 4 pieces.
  11. Flatten each piece into a large disc. Think pizza crust in size and thickness.
  12. Generously oil each side of the flatbreads, and bake for 5 minutes each side, or 3-4 in the BBQ.
  13. Remove, the oil the baked bread. I use a pastry brush to spread the oil around.
  14. Salt as necessary.
  15. Cut up into wedges, or tear off into pieces or just eat the whole thing!