Sourdough Flatbread Recipe

We made this Sourdough Flatbread Recipe at Jamie Oliver’s the Big Feastival. We were involved with the Wheat Project there. Children were able to pick wheat fresh from the field, planted by the Royal Agricultural University. Then Mill it with FWP Matthews Mill and then bring their freshly milled flour to us to bake with. We chose this Sourdough Flatbread recipe for it’s simplicity and speed, we baked these breads on Weber Barbecues.

With the addition of our 60 year old sourdough starter this sourdough flatbread recipe has a bit of rise in it and a deep flavour.

The perfect first bread recipe to try.

If you love baking you could try our other bread recipes, including the also simple pitta bread recipe and chapati recipe.

If you want to learn more about baking why not come on one of our baking courses at our Cookery School in Chipping Sodbury.

Takes 10 minutes

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 big spoon of sourdough starter

  • 1 cup of bread flour and a bit more for dusting

  • Just under 1/2 a cup of warm water

  • 1 big 3 finger pinch of sea salt

Method

  1. Wash your hands and get prepared, check ingredients and all your kit. Is it clean and in one place? Heat up your bbq if your using one.

  2. Measure out all your ingredients into the mixing bowl.

  3. Mix together with the finger tips of one hand. Use the other hand to hold the bowl.

  4. Once they are mixed together, knead your dough for 7 minutes on the work surface until it is nice and smooth and stretchy. If it is too wet and sticky just add a little more flour.

  5. Now get your frying pan nice and hot. Your frying pan needs to be between 250-350 degrees.

  6. Using your dough scraper, divide your dough in half and shape into two balls.

  7. Dust your work surface and roll each piece out as big as you can, but no bigger than your pan. If it sticks to the work surface or the surface or the rolling pin then dust with more flour.

  8. Top the dough pieces if you wish. You could use a pinch of flaky sea salt and any pizzaish toppings.

  9. Take one dough piece and gently place in the hot pan, bake for one minute each side until golden.

  10. Take it off the heat before it burns and allow to cool a little before eating. WARNING the beautiful blister bubbles are with singeing steam.

  11. Now you just need to decide who to share your second flatbread with!