This flatbread looks amazing, and your step by step tutorial makes it look so easy! I made them with almond milk and they seemed to turn out well. Hey Andrea – I have a tortilla press but have had lousy luck using it for this recipe. I was sitting here trying to decide what to make for dinner tonight and this post answered that question for me: greek chicken gyros with this yummy bread. I do not have a flat bed, can I use a thick base pan? I probably didn’t cook them as long as the instructions say. If the skillet isn't hot enough, the bread can turn out dry (and won't bend easily) from being overcooked so look for the right amount of heat that will cook the flatbread in 2-3 minutes max per side. Served with some grilled chicken I marinated with lemon, garlic, oregano, and olive oil, plus hummus, kalamata olives, cucumbers, grilled artichoke hearts, and roasted red peppers, and it felt like a fun feast. If you think you have to have a bit of Middle Eastern heritage to make great Turkish Flatbread, think again! You could try it with all water but I haven’t tried it that way. After that, remove the dough and roll into a long cylindrical shape, and use a knife to divide them into 8 to 10 balls. Some flatbreads are leavened while others do not use a raising agent. Holran – I’ve never seen whole wheat bread flour but you could add vital wheat gluten to whole wheat flour to approximate the high protein content in bread flour. I’ve got to try this… Flatbreads are SO versatile in cooking, and I know these would be put to some kind of delicious use! Thank you! I can’t believe how beautifully these came out since it was my first time making flat bread. Can I use regular fluid instead of bread flour? This is the best one on the internet. How to make flatbread - step by step Place Greek yoghurt in a mixing bowl and give it a stir. Last night I was brave and made them right on the grill and they were soooo good!! Or do you completely omit the active/instant yeast? I really like this new griddle – it’s huge, which is nice because I can cook 8 or so pancakes at a time and grill two of these flatbreads, etc. I made 8 and used 4 of them for pizzas. If you notice your flatbread taste so chewy, there are two possible reason:First, the dough is probably too thick, which is common if you add too much flour. Hi, I'm Saif! This recipe just saved my dinner tonight! I just made this. I made chicken wraps with some grilled chicken, potato wedges, tomatoes, fried mushrooms and sweet corn. Propyra (pronounced propýra) is an ancient Greek flatbread. I’m just wondering whether I could just add everything to my bread machine on the ‘dough’ setting so that it mixes, kneads and rises for me? Or would it be better to make a separate batch? I will be putting this one away for future use 🙂, These pocketless pitas are OUTSTANDING! Even my dad (very picky!) This is more convenient if you want to use them for other days. Knead the dough for 4-5 minutes until it is soft and smooth. There has been another request to have them available again for an evening snack tonight.  I used White Lily flour, which I like for your naan bread. Delicious! Place pita breads in single layer on baking sheet. My first attempt on pita bread was in London, in a tiny kitchen. I used 425g bread flour, 120ml Milk, 170ml water, made a fantastically soft, chewy wrap for souvlaki gyros. Most of mine end up rectangle-shaped, but oh well! I don’t have a bread machine, so I can’t say for sure, but it’s worth a try! Substituted 110g flour and 110ml water with 220g sourdough starter and it tasted amazing. If we have left overs I turn them into pizzas. These look awesome! Almost like the ones we had in Crete first time of making turned out great. ), I googled this recipe and came across your site. i am obsessed with all your recipes and one this has become such a family favourite!! Once they are cooled, after baking, I stack them and put them in a freezer ziploc bag. Wish I had them on hand for lunch today! We us it for gyros, pizza, and pita pocket sandwhiches. I too used my iron skillet. Thank you so much! I have been trying to learn more about making bread at home (even if its not whole wheat I feel much better about eating something without all the extra preservatives and chemicals from store-bought). So obviously it’s not a big deal. You can use flatbread for sandwiches such as shawarma, falafel, gyrus, and shish tawook. Transfer the flatbread to a plate or work surface and cover with a clean kitchen towel. It looks good and smells good. Thanks for the recipe–I can’t wait to try more of your recipes! 🙂 The rest of the dinner was ready to go except the pitas, so I figured I would cook one up and just see if it was edible. I love the idea of setting it on the griddle! I’m far from an expert on gluten-free food but maybe that recipe could help adapt the one I posted today (or even better, could become your go-to flatbread recipe!). This will give a very fluffy and smooth dough. I have to tell you, I have tried numerous “flatbread” recipes and they all seemed to fail. Your email address will not be published. Just made them…… Oh dear Lord best ever!!!!!! Oh I love a good flatbread! This looks fantastic! I need to work on my dividing and shaping, but they turned out well and were tasty. 🙂 Thanks for sharing! I have been searching for the right recipe and am so glad I found this. This is the second recipe i have tried. Yeast: also, if you want to use active dry yeast instead of instant, let the yeast proof in the sugar/water mixture until it is bubbly and foaming before proceeding with adding the other ingredients. Thanks, Definitely adding this to our rotation with my famous grilled chicken kabobs!! Mel-If I use active dry yeast is it the same amount as the instant or am I supposed to use more? Hi Mel, I want to make your Big Fat Greek Tacos this week and I’m trying to decide which bread I should make to go with them. Love learning new things! We made medium/small pizzas in a 450 degree oven, and they took between 6-8 minutes to cook, but my oven runs a bit hot and I also have one of those pizza pans with the holes in the bottom which I think helped it to cook through faster without burning. So good. I think I might get husband to give them a go! Hey Wayne, one thing you could try is brushing a small amount of water on them right before you’re wanting them to be foldable, and microwaving them for 15 or so seconds, just long enough for the water to steam the flatbread. Just thought I’d comment in case anyone wanted to make these 100% whole grain. We really do capitalize on the simple pita pizza thing (throw it under the broiler with all the toppings for a minute or so and you are good to go) as well as rolling up our favorite sandwich fixings for lunch. First I did exactly as written then second time used some white whole wheat flour as your notes suggested. Sometimes if the individual breads have cooked too long, it can cause them to break apart when rolling (or if the dough was over floured). Add more flour if it's too sticky or adds more water if it has too much flour. Place the water, milk, yeast, and sugar in the bowl of a tabletop mixer. Total Time: It’s a keeper! Yield: 😀. Making another batch tomorrow, and doubling it this time! This will help prevent making the dough hard or crispy which I am sure you don't want this to happen in your bread. Thanks so much for sharing yours! Just made this tonight and it was perfect, best flatbread recipe I’ve tried to date. I make a variety of flatbreads, I have to try this soon. Thank you, this is going to be my go to recipe for pita. I’m so excited to try this one!! However, I didn’t have cucumbers at the time, so substituted thinly sliced green and red peppers. Easy and perfect! Totally amazing.  1) I replaced the  milk  with warm water as I can’t use milk and 2) I replaced 1/2 C flour with whole grain – I need the extra fiber. Can't wait to try it. Once you see it, you’ll realize how easy it is. I have looked at the other wrap bread recipe also, and wondered if you know a restaurant called Olga’s Kitchen. Will it work without milk? my oldest did not have dinner with us the night I made the pocketless pita and chicken gyros. And again…. I cooked them in a cast iron skillet and loved the result. I’ve made these twice and my family really loves them! Heat a griddle or skillet to medium heat (I preheat my electric griddle to 300 degrees). Had one today with hummus, still soft and not dried out. Your instructions are perfect. I am very pleasantly surprised as the stores are all out of Greek gyro bread here in my area.Â. THEM. I’ll let you know how it tastes when we eat them for dinner. The truth is, I could bombard you with a hundred more words that sum up why flatbread needs to be part of your life but I won’t (phew!). Just made these and will have them with chicken souvlaki and tzatziki sauce! Greek Flatbread is one of my all time favorites. I will never go back and am now thinking about making baked chips with them and the dips I could serve them with. ","position":6,"name":"Heat a griddle or skillet to medium heat...","url":"https:\/\/\/homemade-flatbread-greek-pocketless-pitas-with-a-simple-tutorial\/#mv_create_860_6"},{"@type":"HowToStep","text":"Transfer the flatbread to a plate or work surface and cover with a clean kitchen towel. I’ll definitely be making again. 2 teaspoons instant yeast At this stage if left in the fridge overnight should it be okay to divide and roll out? In fact, I’m totally going to copy you! Firstly, mix the yeast with the water and the milk. We ate them with souvlaki, tzatziki and Greek salad. One Year Ago: Hard-Boiled Eggs: A No-Fail Method I must say, the pita bread came out fantastic. These look delicious! Good luck! Your yeast breads are always spot on…and I love them. To be honest, the flatbread or pita bread are basically the same in most countries since they mostly use similar ingredients. Hi. I have made sure to let the dough rest each time like recommended. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Soft, fluffy homemade flatbread is even yummier. Four more: Big Fat Greek Tacos. Just made these to go with our dinner tonight, (chicken gyros! ","position":4,"name":"Divide the dough into six or eight equal...","url":"https:\/\/\/homemade-flatbread-greek-pocketless-pitas-with-a-simple-tutorial\/#mv_create_860_4"},{"@type":"HowToStep","text":"Working with one piece at a time, on a lightly greased or floured counter, roll the dough about 1\/8-inch thick into a large circle, about 7-8 inches in diameter. Perhaps I’m overflouring.  It was great. Thanks a lot Mel. Always looking for simple and quick way to feed my family. Yeast breads also have their quirks. Fantastic recipe. Because humidity, temperature, altitude and a multitude of other factors can impact how much flour you need in your yeast doughs, I always judge when to quit adding flour by the texture and look and feel of the dough rather than how much flour I’ve added compared to the recipe. So good. After that, add the yeast mixture together with the flour, salt, sugar, and olive oil. Greek Chicken Flatbreads with Tzatziki Recipe - olivemagazine The milk helps the flatbread be tender and soft. Hi, These turned out excellent! ","position":1,"name":"In a large bowl (or bowl of an...","url":"https:\/\/\/homemade-flatbread-greek-pocketless-pitas-with-a-simple-tutorial\/#mv_create_860_1"},{"@type":"HowToStep","text":"Gradually add the remaining flour until a soft dough is formed. Basically, this flatbread is extremely versatile; you could use it in so many different ways and it is really simple to make. What kind of griddle do you use? My dad’s family is from Greece and we love flatbread! I would never think to make something like these homemade, but they seem pretty darn simple! Working with one piece at a time, on a lightly greased or floured counter, roll the dough about 1/8-inch thick into a large circle, about 7-8 inches in diameter. Recipe easy to follow flat bread was delicious my family loved them. 🙂. Thank you for this recipe. Thank you so much Mel!!! Joy – I am not entirely sure what you are asking, but the flatbread and pitas are different recipes so they have different cooking methods. Do not whisk together yet. Thanks for sharing! I get some that at least on one side look about the same but the fact they crack and break when folded, is discouraging. Thanks.Â. It’s perfect with hummus, tabouli, for wraps and so much more! Best cooking site on the internet, hands down. This easy flatbread dough recipe can last in the freezer for up to 1 month. I’m not sure how much water you added at the beginning to proof the yeast. Make sure each batch is incorporated before adding the next. I rely heavily on your tutorials. I love seeing all the goodness you are whipping up in your kitchens! I just made these and they look like they came put gorgeous! Lori – You probably could; the bread might not be quite as chewy. Hey Melanie – letting them rest once they have been rolled out will relax the gluten and they’ll shrink less. Good luck!  Any advice or suggestions? I cooked mine in a cast iron pan. I have made this recipe several times, and love it each time! I think this dough needs to be well hydrated and even a little sticky to the touch for it to remain soft and pliable when cooked. I agree. I cannot wait to make these! Works great – then I just defrost as needed in the microwave (careful not too high of a temp or they get tough) or let them thaw on the counter. Definitely worth a try! I can’t wait to try this recipe! I then thought, “Why don’t I try to make flatbread?” I used my bread machine to make it, using the “dough” setting, which made it even easier. This tutorial was really useful in making sure that I was doing everything right! I must confess u re wonderful. Flatbread Pizza incorporates all those Greek flavors that you love in one easy to make recipe. My daughter made hers into a pizza. Bake for 7-8 minutes, until cooked through and springy to the touch. There is no specific time duration when reheating this leavened bread. I’m convinced that this is a no-fail recipe. I have made these twice as our bread for lamb/beef gyro meat and they’ve turned out great both times. I’ve never had much luck with breads but after reading your yeast tutorial and following your very detailed instructions I had my first success! They were so soft and even today in the fridge they still fold beautifully. Thanks Mel for another super recipe to feed my brood! Notes This takes me back to Greece!!!  Thanks so much. Clear and easy to follow directions. Easy to follow, and fabulous results. They are very salty and this will weaken effect of the yeast which will slow the growth of the dough of the flatbread .  Love all your recipes but right now I am totally obsessed with your zucchini bread! Keep kneading until the dough become soft and smooth. So fun and delicious!! One thing I would caution is that it takes a while to cook them on a griddle. This is very similar like naan, pita bread or arabic kuboos since they all use yeast. I’m not entirely sure to be honest. Hi Ruth – it’s my understanding that quick-rise yeast is the same as instant yeast so you should be good to go. I was wondering if your ever use a tortilla press. Thanks. Do I still add the amount of water you call for on top of the yeast mix? Hi, I’m a nigerian. Thanks for any suggestions. So, I ended up with thicker bread than I would have liked, but it tasted so good that nobody cared. 🙂 Just saw the recipe and went with it for lunch today. Working with one ball of dough at a time, roll each one out to an 8 x 8 circle. Mixing Bowl Lol Which would be better to use? Yummy! It is best served the day it is made but can be reheated gently the day after, if needed. Method. Thanks for taking the time to comment and let me know! I’ve made this recipe in larger batches before, and I dread the rolling out part…..any thoughts? My flatbreads were gorgeous on the first try thanks to such great advice. I made these this morning. 1 hour 20 minutes So, so good. This has become my go-to flat bread recipe. Thanks so much!! Back on the West Coast there was a brand of flat bread that I loved and ate all the time. They also fit well for dipping sauces such as hummus. they turned out so great.It’s such an awesome recipe. Thanks Mel! i’m excited to try replacing some of the bread flour with whole wheat. It called for store bought flatbread but I didn’t want to go to the store. I am so going to try to replicate that. So good. I had a few of them to puff up like pocket pita, and i’m not 100% sure why. Love this recipe!Â. Homemade tortillas are on my bucket list. So easy. HOLY MOLY. Just set the machine on the dough only setting. I really only notice with pancakes – but it drives me crazy, I have to be honest. Hi Judith! Add the oil to the yeast mixture and stir to combine. Ill definitely be making a flatbread pizza with this recipe. I included a few simple step-by-step photos of rolling and cooking the flatbread. I made six total, had 3 cast iron skillets and 1 cast iron griddle on 4 burners to speed things up. Great way to use my sourdough discard. Every time I make this or the naan, I get them rolled out into a nice thin circle, but as soon as I pick them up to put them on the griddle, they shrink to about 1/2 the size of the original circle. You will need to go hunting to get a proper one. This is the only recipe I use for flatbread. These pitas were delicious! Just made dis now, nd it came out perfect. The results were fantastic. Mah. Love the pizza idea! But it should still be ok to refrigerate, I think. I’ve made them lots of times with dry, less-than-stellar results so hopefully I’ll get it right soon! Mostly, I love dark chocolate and joggers (not jogging). You might be able to google the answer. I’d probably still buy it for the size and because it works pretty great despite those issues, but just wanted you to know it isn’t perfect. I halved the recipe and used plain flour and was worried they wouldn’t turn out but they were more than ok. These are seriously awesome! Greek flatbread looks so easy to make and homemade bread is always healthy . I think I have to agree with one of the commenters that Only you could make it look simple. I have made these flatbreads many times in the past few months and my family is hooked. My kids and I all loved them! Should i just double the ingredients, or is that the wrong way to do it? Flip it over with a pair of tongs and cook on the second side until it is golden and spotty. I do, however, own a rectangular pizza stone that is just a few inches smaller than my oven racks. I am making this on the grill tonight and will double the batch so I can freeze some. Here are the list of ingredients below: My Greek flatbread dough recipe is leavened bread which mean that I am using a raising agent like yeast to help grow my dough. ","position":3,"name":"Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl...","url":"https:\/\/\/homemade-flatbread-greek-pocketless-pitas-with-a-simple-tutorial\/#mv_create_860_3"},{"@type":"HowToStep","text":"Divide the dough into six or eight equal pieces. I think you’d get great results as long as you don’t overflour the dough (the cooked flatbread may be slightly less soft/chewy than if using bread flour). and use this flatbread instead of the baguettes. My son, sharing with his friends when they came over. Wayne (85 year young). That helped a tiny bit but we still thought they were too thick and not very pliable. I’ve never adapted it that way, you’d have to experiment cutting down the measurements. Really a great vessel for everything - savory or sweet flatbread sandwiches they. 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