Perfectly Tender Flatbreads
Perfectly Tender Flatbreads

Perfectly Tender Flatbreads

Recipe by Frank Tegethoff

Whether you need an edible vehicle for dips or flavored oils, a wrap for a sandwich, or an accompaniment to soup or stew, these tender flatbreads are sure to liven up any meal. Thanks to our Perfectly Tender Flatbread Mix, the dough comes together quickly and is super easy to work with. Even if you’ve never made flatbread before, you’ll be pleased with the flavorful results. 

15 mins
24 to 32 mins
1 hr 30 mins
8 flatbreads
Mix Tips
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  1. To make the dough: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, combine the flatbread mix, water, 3 tablespoons (37g) of the olive oil, and the yeast. Knead the dough for 5 minutes on low speed. (See “tips,” below for details on mixing by hand.) 

     Perfectly Tender Flatbreads – Step 1
  2. Drizzle the remaining 2 tablespoons (25g) olive oil over a rimmed baking sheet (13" x 18" half-sheet pan) and distribute evenly.   

  3. Scoop the dough onto the oiled pan and divide it into 8 pieces (about 95g each). The dough will be soft and slightly tacky; that’s OK.  

  4. Round each piece into a ball and turn to coat all sides with olive oil. Let the dough rise, uncovered, for 30 minutes; the dough will become puffy. 

     Perfectly Tender Flatbreads – Step 4
  5. To cook the flatbreads: Toward the end of the rise time, preheat a heavy skillet or grill pan over medium heat (350°F to 375°F).  

  6. Gather the dough balls onto one side of the baking sheet. On the other side of the baking sheet, work with one piece of dough at a time: Gently flatten and pat the dough into a circle 6" to 7" in diameter. 

     Perfectly Tender Flatbreads – Step 6
  7. Transfer the shaped flatbread to the preheated skillet and cook for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes on one side, or until golden brown, then flip and cook for another 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.  

     Perfectly Tender Flatbreads – Step 7
  8. Repeat with the remaining dough, keeping the cooked flatbreads warm by stacking and wrapping them in a clean kitchen towel as you work. 

  9. If desired, brush the cooked flatbreads with melted butter and sprinkle with the Za'atar Herb Blend or topping of your choice before serving warm. For maximum flavor, brush the both sides of each flatbread with butter.

     Perfectly Tender Flatbreads – Step 9
  10. Storage information: Allow any leftover, un-brushed flatbreads to cool completely, then store in an airtight container at room temperature for several days; freeze for longer storage. To reheat, wrap in foil and place in 350°F oven until warm, 10 to 15 minutes. Then brush with melted butter and top as desired before serving warm.

Tips from our Bakers

  • To mix by hand: In a large bowl, combine the dough ingredients. With oiled hands, fold the sticky dough over onto itself in the bowl for 1 to 2 minutes until smooth; the dough will remain sticky. Proceed with the recipe as described.