Bread, flatbread, pizza recipes.

Readsalot

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Anybody have good bread, flatbread and or pizza recipes?

I want to learn how to make my own bread and thought it might be easier to start with a flatbread, which I can then use for naan, pita or pizza. Any favourite recipes? I don't want to use self-raising flour and I don't have a blender so I will have to learn how to knead the dough by hand, unless you have a good no-knead recipe.

I bought a few packets of 10g instant yeast and a kilo of whole wheat bread flour. I've been looking at these two recipes:

Flatbread

http://lekkerreseptevirdiejongergeslag.blogspot.co.za/2015/07/flat-bread.html
360g Cake flour
1X10g Sachet of instant yeast
2 Tbsp Sugar
1 tsp Salt
1½ Cups (375ml) warm water
3 Tbsp Extra olive oil
Preheat oven to 180°C.
Make the flatbread by mixing together the flour, instant yeast, sugar and salt.
Add the water and knead for 10 minutes to form soft dough. If the dough is too dry add more water, if too wet add more flour.
Place the dough in an oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap and leave to prove (rise) for 1 hour.
Once proven, knock out the air and roll into a rough rectangular shape.
Place on a floured baking tray, bake for 20 minutes, then remove and brush with olive oil.

PIZZA DEEG

http://lekkerreseptevirdiejongergeslag.blogspot.co.za/2013/03/pizza-idees-deeg.html
500 ml koekmeel
5 ml sout
1 x 10g kits suurdeeg
5 ml suiker
100 ml olie
240 ml lou warm water
1. Gooi alles in die voedselverwerker en knie goed.
2. Laat rys so in die bak tot dubbeld en pulse weer goed.
3. Rol baie dun uit. Sit tamatie en uiesous op en enige vulsel.
4. Bak 20 min in warm oond.
 

The_MAC

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I use wraps as pizza bases, they are super thin, and already made.

I generally use the thickest wrap I can find, and first grill the wrap, get it a little crispy, then put the toppings and grill again.
 

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[video=youtube;13Ah9ES2yTU]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13Ah9ES2yTU[/video]

Not sure how healthy you want to be?
This recipe is the easiest for a beginner and the dough can be made for pizza and flat bread , but not so good for tramezzini
I use a terracotta patio tile in my oven and just drop my bread or pizza base on top of it
According to the French government and my self , bread needs only flour , salt , yeast and water ;)
 

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I use wraps as pizza bases, they are super thin, and already made.

I generally use the thickest wrap I can find, and first grill the wrap, get it a little crispy, then put the toppings and grill again.
I used to do the same kind of thing, utilise store-bought bases. Now I want to learn how to do it myself, though. I have the time and I think it's a good skill to have, from making rotis to soda bread.
 

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[video=youtube;13Ah9ES2yTU]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13Ah9ES2yTU[/video]

Not sure how healthy you want to be?
This recipe is the easiest for a beginner and the dough can be made for pizza and flat bread , but not so good for tramezzini
I use a terracotta patio tile in my oven and just drop my bread or pizza base on top of it
According to the French government and my self , bread needs only flour , salt , yeast and water ;)
Ah, great! Doesn't have to be super healthy but I've always preferred whole wheat bread to white bread anyway. Going to watch the video now. Found two videos about roti and naan which also look great.
 

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My first attempt. Came out great, I thought. This is the recipe I used.

Flatbread
http://lekkerreseptevirdiejongergeslag.blogspot.com/2015/07/flat-bread.html

I changed the flour to about 200g cake flour and about 160g whole wheat bread flour. Also, I only used half the dough and rolled it out as thin as I could since I like thin, crispy pizza bases. Happy to say the flatbread came out exactly as I hoped, with a slightly chewy center.

My result:

 

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Step 2 in learning how to bake my own bread: Bread rolls. My brother made the fried chicken in the air fryer.

I used this recipe for the bread rolls, more or less. Added some whole wheat bread flour.

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2902668/easy-white-bread-rolls

500g Bread flour (white or wholemeal)
7g (One sachet) Fast-action yeast
1 1/2 tsp Caster Sugar
2 tsp Salt
300ml Luke warm water
3 tbsp Olive oil
Plus extra flour for dusting

 

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Made some flatbread wraps last night. Very happy with them as it was my first attempt and they came out quite tasty. Definitely going to try again, as they are super easy and quick to make.

http://www.recipetineats.com/easy-soft-flatbread-yeast/

Ingredients
2 cups / 300g plain flour (all purpose flour) (level cups, unsifted, not packed), + keep 1/4 cup extra for dusting & adjusting dough
1/2 tsp salt
3 1/2 tbsp / 50g butter (1.75 oz)
3/4 cup / 185 ml milk
1/2 tbsp oil (for cooking)

Instructions
Combine butter and milk and heat until butter is just melted - on stove or in microwave.
Combine 2 cups flour, salt, butter and milk.
Sprinkle work surface with flour then knead for a few minutes until it is smooth - it doesn't need much kneading. Add extra flour if the dough is too sticky.
Wrap with cling wrap and rest at room temperature for 30 minutes or so.
Dust bench top with flour, cut dough into 4 pieces, roll into balls, then roll out into about 1/8" / 0.3cm thick rounds.
Heat 1/2 tbsp olive oil in a non stick pan over medium heat - or lower if you have a heavy based skillet. (Note 1)
Place one flatbread in the pan, cook for around 1- 1 1/2 minutes - it should bubble up (see photo in post)- then flip and cook the other side, pressing down if it puffs up. There should be a smallish golden brown spots on both sides.
Stack the cooked bread and keep wrapped with a tea towel - the moisture helps soften the surface, making them even more pliable.
Continue to cook with remaining pieces.
Optional: Brush or spray bread with olive oil or melted butter, for a more luxurious finish. Or even with melted butter mixed with minced garlic for a garlic butter version!
 

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Does anyone have any tips for making pita bread? I found this recipe that I want to try.

http://www.foodlikeammausedtomakeit.info/2012/05/how-to-make-pita-bread.html#.WuBCAIhuYdU
The recipe looks fine but I normally use a cast iron skillet with a thin layer of oil instead of baking it. It's difficult to get those nice brown patches if you do it in the oven. I reckon a pizza stone could also work quite well.

https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/traditional-greek-pita-bread/
 
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