Simple Flatbread for the Gluten Free!

When it comes to fresh warm flatbread, I’m always left flat out. In my experience, it’s either made with gluten-ridden flour or slathered with rich cheeses. Neither of which my system will tolerate- unfortunately, I was one of those born to be dairy and gluten free. I decided to take matters into my own hands and start making my own flatbread, only once in a blue moon though. Just because it’s gluten-free, doesn’t make it healthy. These crispy, delectable discs are not only fried, but often enjoyed with charcuterie, honey, or cinnamon sugar.

Below is a simple recipe to try and pairs well with hummus.

Basil & Garlic Flatbread

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups gluten free flour
  • ¾ cup rice milk (you can use regular milk, almond milk, etc.)
  • 3 ½ tbsps. butter ( butter has very little lactose and usually lactose intolerant safe in small amounts)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 crushed cloves of garlic
  • ¼ cup of chopped fresh basil
  • canola oil for frying
  • extra flour for rolling

Directions:

Add the butter and milk to a small saucepan and heat until the butter melts, stirring constantly. Remove from the stove.

In a large bowl, mix the gluten free flour and salt. Stir the butter and milk into the flour mixture.

Knead the flour mixture for a minute or two with your hands, powdering with flour if sticky.

Roll the doll into a ball, cover with plastic wrap, and stick in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. The dough will last in the fridge for up to 3 days.

When you’re ready to make flatbread, prepare a rolling board and pin by dusting with flour.

Halve your ball of dough, then repeat halving the halves two more times. You should have 8 equal parts.

On medium high, heat up a small or medium sized skillet filled with about a ¼ inch deep canola oil.

One at a time, roll a doll ball until round and flat, about 1/8 inch thick, and place in the skillet. It should sizzle right away. Fry each side for less than a minute, or until bubbly and golden brown, and transfer to a frying rack. Do this with each dough ball, adding more oil if needed.

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Enjoy your fresh warm flatbread immediately with a side of your choice. Yum!

 

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