Saturday, March 10, 2018

Flat Bread

I cooked, Far Guy played sous chef.  Two crock pots of chili almost disapeared.  My brothers and their brides and my parents came for supper.  Mom made Apricot Crisp and Cherry Crisp.

Flatbread

I had my doubts about the flat bread, cause my yeast is a little old and I forgot exactly how many cups of flour I had used…must of been okay as the bread was delicious.

The recipe for the flat bread came from my niece Megan.  The original recipe is larger and makes six loaves…three loaves is plenty for us.

Flat Bread

3 cups milk

1 package rapid rise yeast activated in 1/4 cup warm water

6 cups flour (sometimes I use half white flour and half wheat flour)

3 Tablespoons sugar

1 1/4 teaspoons salt

4 Tablespoons melted shortening or olive oil

1. Warm the milk, the old recipe says scald the milk. (If the milk is straight from the cow you might have to do that) I just warm it a little in a pan on the stove.

2. I put the 1/4 cup of hot water in my mixing bowl and then add a package of yeast.  If you don’t have packets use 2 1/4 teaspoons of other yeast. ( I buy yeast in a brown jar and keep it in the fridge.) I gently stir the yeast a bit to dissolve the yeast and make bubbles.

3. Add warm milk and olive oil.

4. Add sugar, salt and flour.

5. Knead for five minutes with a mixer with a dough hook or by yourself…hard work.

6. Divide dough into thirds.  Put a bit of olive oil on a couple of cookie sheets. I form the ovals in my hands or on a bread board, flipping the dough back and forth.  Flatten dough onto the cookie sheet and prick with a fork.  Cover with a towel in a warm place to rise.

7. Bake at 325 degrees until golden brown (about 25 minutes), when it comes out of the oven put some butter on the top.

Enjoy!

I love the smell of bread baking.  Far Guy must too when he got up from his nap he said “Are we having fresh bread with peanut butter for lunch?”  Hint Hint!

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15 comments:

  1. That looks really good. I may have to get brave and try it.

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  2. Yum! Makes me hungry just to read about it. :-)

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  3. I can make regular bread but I've never tried this. I do love the smell of home made bread!

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  4. I haven't made bread in years, but nothing is better than homemade bread crust. (I ❤️ the heels!)

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  5. I'm with Far Guy- love the smell of bread baking! I don't eat much bread anymore, but I used to love fresh bread (the heel was mine!)with butter and honey.

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  6. Mmm... I love freshly baked bread! It's one of the best smells in the world! Tastes pretty good usually too. ;)

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  7. Oh my goodness that sounds delicious!

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  8. I'll tell The Bennie to be sure and look at your blog
    today, maybe he will make me some flat bread.

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  9. I guess you are getting back to normal around there, since you are entertaining. Good for you!. warm, fresh baked bread, slathered with melting butter! Oh my!

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  10. I bet the bread was delicious. It's been a long time since I have made homemade bread...I do love the smell, it's amazing!

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  11. I have not been around of anyone who cooks flatbread. I bet it is good though. We buy a pizza now that has a semi flatbread crust that we really like. We buy it already made as pizza but the store has a section where you can buy the flatbread to make your own pizza.

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  12. I love the smell of bread cooking, too. I might try this recipe although I do not cook much now.

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  13. I was going to make bread today but I may try your recipe for something different for a change! Thanks for the recipe! The rest of your dinner sounded wonderful and crisps for dessert? Yumm!

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