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easy yogurt flatbread

Easy Yogurt Flatbread is a really quick and simple cook, perfect for those last minute meals when you want some fresh made bread. This recipe is very straightforward, using ingredients most of you will have in your stores at home. No need to rest the dough either, just mix and need.

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There is nothing better than these warm yogurt flatbreads when you fancy fresh bread, but time is against you. In fact this soft flatbread recipe is one we all need in our repertoire . 

We don’t always have time in our busy lives to bake a fresh loaf of bread and these flatbreads are ideal for such occasions. Delicious home made bread on the table in no time.

How to make yogurt flatbreads?

These quick flatbreads are really simple to make as they are made using self raising flour, water, salt and Greek yogurt.

By using self raising flour, as opposed to strong bread flour with yeast, you cut out completely on resting time! As there is no yeast, the dough doesn’t need to rest. This quick method saves you hours!

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Set the dough aside until you are ready to cook!

We tend to make up the dough, leave it in the bowl and cover it with a clean, damp tea-towel.

The dough can then be set aside until we are ready to cook. Allowing us to get on with any other food preparation.

Why add yogurt to flatbreads?

In this recipe for yogurt flatbread we use self raising flour together with Greek yogurt which adds moisture, keeping the flatbreads soft and fluffy.

As well as texture, the yogurt also adds a lovely flavour to the bread. The combination of flour, water, yogurt and salt really does speed up the process making this a quick flatbread to prepare and cook.

We have made yeasted flatbreads in the past but we prefer this simple, quicker version.

How to cook flatbreads?

When ready to cook, shape and roll out your yogurt flatbreads, you want them fairly thin. Heavily dust your board and rolling pin with flour before you start rolling as this will stop the flatbread from sticking!

Next place each flatbread onto your heat source and cook. Flatbread does not require to rise, merely bubble up and char a bit.

When cooked and charred a little on one side, turn the flatbread over to cook on the other side.

To keep them warm while you cook the remaining breads, place on a clear dishtowel and fold over to keep warm.

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Equipment – what to cook the flatbreads on?

You can cook your flatbreads using any of the following methods:

  • On the hob: in a hot frying pan or skillet; on a griddle pan
  • Under the grill: on a non-stick baking sheet; on a pizza stone
  • Outdoors: on the barbecue; in a pizza oven

Add some extra flavour!

We love to add nigella seeds to our bread as they add both extra flavour and a bit of crunch. Nigella seeds have a peppery, almost onion like bitterness to them which work with the flatbreads.

However here are some other suggestions:

  • toasted cumin seeds
  • sesame or black poppy seeds
  • fresh herbs like parsley, mint or coriander

Serving suggestions:

These yogurt flatbreads are really versatile. A simple made bread that can be made fresh and served with anything that takes your fancy.

Mezze Platter

These easy soft flatbreads work well on a mezze platter, they are perfect to scoop up a creamy hummus and other such dips.

For more great ideas and recipes, have a look at our Easy Mezze Platter Ideas post.

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Curry Night

These easy flatbreads work great with curry! Serve alongside your favourite curry and use it to mop up any sauce.

Can I cook these flatbreads in advance?

The dough can be made up a little ahead of time. However we prefer to cook these flatbreads fresh when we are ready to eat. This ensure that the yogurt flatbread retains it’s lovely soft, fluffy texture.

Can I freeze yogurt flatbreads?

However, you can cook the flatbreads, allow them to cool and then place them in the freezer for up to 3 months.

When you are ready to enjoy, remove them from the freezer to defrost. Then sprinkle them with a little water and place them in a warm oven or hot grill to warm through before serving.

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Additional recipe suggestions:

If you enjoyed this simple bread recipe then try some of our other simple bread bakes:

Hosting your own brunch then take the stress out of it and head to our Ultimate Guide to Brunch. Here you’ll find all our brunch recipes together with some great advice on how to get started.

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Yogurt Flatbreads

Simple to make and deliciously soft, these flatbreads can be made in under an hour. Easy for novice bread makers.
5 from 8 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 flatbreads
Calories: 296kcal

Ingredients

  • 300 g self raising flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp natural Greek yogurt not low fat
  • 100 ml water
  • 1 tbsp nigella seeds

Instructions

  • Place the flour, salt, yogurt and nigella seeds in large mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  • Gradually pour in the water while mixing to form a somewhat sticky dough. Depending on the make of flour you may need slightly more or less than 100 ml water.
  • If you are using a hot grill pan,heat to medium high. Separate the dough into 4 pieces. Lightly flour your work surface and gently roll out each piece of dough to 1/2cm thickness.
  •  Place on the griddle pan and cook for 2-3 minutes each side.

Notes

The flatbread is best eaten on the day it’s cooked as there are no preservatives in the bread. However they can be cooled, frozen and reheated at a later date.
Nutrition Facts
Yogurt Flatbreads
Amount Per Serving
Calories 296 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Sodium 588mg26%
Potassium 90mg3%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 11g22%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

• Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only •

Course : Baking
Cuisine : British, Indian
Keyword : Easy, Quick, Simple
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Gilly

Wednesday 6th of October 2021

What a delicious idea! I'm always on the look out for new bread recipes to try and this certainly fits the bill. Thank you for posting.

Lesley

Wednesday 6th of October 2021

Thank you Gilly, these are a great tasting flatbreads that are quick to prepare a cook, no lengthy proving required.

Janice

Monday 5th of October 2020

These look perfect and such an easy recipe to make.

Lesley

Tuesday 6th of October 2020

Thank you Janice, they are so simple, and made using ingredients we usually have in our store cupboards and fridge. Lesley

Claire W

Wednesday 22nd of January 2020

Super simple flatbreads that are the perfect accompaniment to just about anything! Delicious plain or you can add various bits and bobs to change them up - I've added a little cheese, a few raisins and garlic - great to experiment with! Definitely best when warm. Yum.

Lesley

Wednesday 22nd of January 2020

I love it Claire, that’s exactly wha tv you should be doing. Use this recipe as a base and then make it your own. Lesley x

monika

Monday 2nd of September 2019

If we don't have self-raising flour, how much baking powder do we add to 300 grams of flour?

Michelle

Tuesday 3rd of September 2019

Hi Monika, if you don't have self raising flour, then you can add 1-2 tsp of baking powder to your 300g flour. Some places recommend up to 2 tsp per 150g but I personally find that excessive and sometimes leaves a taste that I don't want. As these are flat breads you only need a slight rise on them to make them fluffy and combat the heaviness of the yogurt. I hope this helps:-) Michelle x