If you are on social media you are well aware of the Quarantine Baking wave. Everybody is on a baking trend. In fact, I’ve seen more sourdough starters in the last few weeks than I ever have in my life; a trend I’m sure due to the lack of available yeast in stores. There is certainly no yeast to be found around me. Believe me, I searched everywhere after my food blogger friends, the Great Eight Friends enticed me with their mouthwatering recipe for Soft Pretzels.
Not being a baker, yeast is not something I usually have in the house. I occasionally may use the yeast substitute of equal parts lemon juice and baking soda in a pinch. It’s not quite as good as the real thing, but does speed up the rising time. That rising time is one reason why I’m not a baker–I don’t have much patience when it comes to cooking. Lucky for me, these easy flatbreads come togehter as quickly as most dinners do and no yeast is needed. These flatbreads are an excellent way to use up fresh or dried herbs, too. I usuallly add green onions to these flatbreads, since I always have them growing in my kitchen window. We love the green onion flatbreads with Indian food–so perfect for mopping up curry sauces.
The last time I made flatbread, I divided the dough in half and saved the other half for an after dinner treat. Hubby is not much of a dessert fan, but he loves cinnamon. These fried flatbreads finished with butter, honey, and cinnamon sugar are a combination of sopapillas and churros–both of which he enjoys, so dessert win for me. Next time, I plan on having some vanilla bean ice cream to enjoy with the hot cinnamon sugar flatbreads.
Put on Your TO COOK IS TO CREATE Thinking Cap: Want to add more flavor to the flatbread dough? Add ginger, pumpkin spice, nutmeg, ground cloves, allspice, or even more cinnamon to the flour before adding the water. What other flavors could you brush on the flatbreads: agave nectar, molasses, maple syrup? Not a cinnamon sugar fan? Sprinkle powdered sugar onto the warm flatbreads. Chocolate lover? Sprinkle warm flatbreads with cocoa powder or dip in chocolate. Banana split lover? Use the flatbreads as a base for your favorite sundae.
FOOD FUN: Want the flavor of these sweet flatbreads even QUICKER? Have leftover rolls or stale bread? Make these Brown Bag Bites and get shakin’ in the kitchen.