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