Super easy to make and super convenient to have on hand, Lebanese flat bread is the ultimate convenience food.
Use them as a quick pizza base, sprinkle them with my homemade nutty dukkah, slice and dip into homemade hummus and other dips or top with leftovers for a delicious meal – think slow cooked meat, veggies, etc…
I like to make a large batch of Lebanese flatbread and freeze what I don’t use for another day. I freeze them individually and then allow them to defrost on the bench. Once defrosted, put them back in a hot pan for a few minutes to crisp up again.
Lebanese Flat Bread
- 2 teaspoons dry yeast
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 3/4 cups warm water
- 5 cups plain flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- Plus extra oil for frying
- Add the yeast, sugar and water to a large bowl and combine well. Add half the flour and combine. Cover and let stand for about 30 minutes or until the mixture appears to froth up a little
- Add the remaining flour, cumin, coriander, salt and oil. Knead the dough until smooth. I used a kitchenaid with a dough hook, alternative knead by hand for about 10 minutes. Place the dough in an oiled bowl and cover. Allow the dough to doubles in size - about 1 hour
- Give the dough a quick knead and divide into 8-12 pieces (it depends how big you want them). Roll into balls and rollout. Allow the rolled out dough to rest for about 30 minutes on a flour dusted bench. It will puff up again slightly.
- Add a small amount of oil to a frying pan and add the dough. Allow to cook for 3 minutes and then flip, cover and allow to cook for an additional 2 minutes. Repeat. Serve or allow to cool completely before freezing.
The bread looks so good and I can think of a million ways to eat it. Your little helper is so cute!
sue | theviewfromgreatisland
This is on my list for this summer, I love flatbread, and it’s so easy to make! Your topping looks amazing, too, great post :)
Marianne | Basil & Bubbly
I am terrible at doughs, but I think even I could make this with your recipe! Thanks for sharing!
I adore flat breads yet have some how have not made them for a long time. You have inspired me to start again! I look forward to trying this recipe, it’s looks delicious. p.s. Who is that little cutey in the photos!?
So simple and so delicious! According to the recipe and ingredients similar to Lavash (Caucasian cuisine) :)
I am a foodie. This is a winner. Thank you.
Thanks so much for stopping by Stephanie. Glad you liked it. xx
Can’t help but wonder about the toppings you sprinkled on the bread for the pictures? It looks so lovely, that’s how I want to serve mine!
Hi Sofie, that is a dukkah. I have a recipe for it on my blog or you can buy it from the store. You can serve the flatbread with olive oil and then dip in the dukkah or when you are frying the flat bread you can sprinkle it with the dukkah when cooking. My recipe is here if you want to give it a go: http://littlebigh.com/homemade-nutty-dukkah/