Thursday, May 21, 2015

My Recipe Box - Flatbread

I was making curry the other night from Sunday's leftover roast lamb and realized I didn't have any naan bread. BUT I had also watched Gordon Ramsey's Ultimate Cooking School this week when he did a series on baking bread.

I found the recipe online but it didn't mention how much water - then I found the recipe printed in the Irish Times and that did include the measurement.


1 leek, trimmed and halved lengthways
15g butter (1 tablespoon)
3 tbsp olive oil
250g plain flour, plus extra for dusting (2 cups)
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
100 ml of warm water

Sauté the leeks in the butter and a bit of olive oil along with seasoning until very soft. 
Put the flour in a bowl and add the water and the leeks and a bit more olive oil. Work this with a wooden spoon at first and when it comes together; use your hands to knead it for a few minutes.
Cover with plastic wrap and let the pastry rest for twenty minutes.
Shape the pastry into a sausage and slice the dough into into at least eight pieces, pat them out and then in a very hot, non-stick dry frying pan, fry them until they are starting to char and brown a bit. 
Sprinkle with salt and serve straight away.

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