At last, you don’t need to be despondent when your bread fails to rise. One for me, this recipe. This recipe makes 5 flatbreads

250g strong bread flour

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp coriander seeds, toasted and ground (don’t ask me!)

1/2 tsp smoked paprika

4 tbsp olive oil

100ml warm water

Mix the four, salt, coriander seeds and paprika in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre and add the olive oil and warm water (tepid, not hot).

Using a fork gradually mix the edges of the flour with the liquid. Once a dough starts to come together both rejoice and use your (clean) hands to form a soft ball of dough.

Dust your hands and a clean work surface with flour and knead the dough for 5 mins, or until it is smooth and elastic (?). Put the dough back in the bowl, cover it with a cloth and leave for 15 mins (apparently the dough is heavier/firmer than normal bread dough, which is super if you know what normal bread dough feels like, otherwise just keep following the instructions and what could possibly go wrong?)

Divide the dough into 5 equal balls (if this was bake off, you’d have your scales out at this point, but in the real world, just guess).  Roll each out to the thickness of a £2 coin, and cook them for 2 mins on each side in a hot griddle pan.


Swede Pilaf
Carrot and Turmeric Soup