Simply.Food, described as "a vegetarian kitchen dedicated to "simple" home cooking".
I'll admit, at first I was a little intimidated by the thought of a vegetarian blog, especially since Mike and I do eat meat. As I browsed through the vast collection of recipes, I was still a bit intimidated because the majority of Nayna's recipes are Indian and contain quite a few ingredients that I am not familiar with. However, I pushed my initial intimidation aside and decided to branch out and try something I might not have attempted otherwise.
I made my usual list of recipes that looked delicious. When it came time to narrow down my list, I was drawn to the recipe for Man'ooshe Lebanese Flatbread. This flatbread is widely available in Lebanon and is often topped with a spread called Za'tar, vegetables, salads, or it can be used as a base for a pizza. With options like that, I simply couldn't resist trying it!
I found the flatbread to be quite simple to make. I choose to make mine slightly larger that Nayna's recipe, so I ended up with 8 flatbreads. I think mine were the perfect size though! I served my flatbread for dinner the other night. My friends and husband absolutely loved it. I'll be sharing the recipes I used to fill the flatbread later this week.
You will need:
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon quick yeast
1 cup hot water (100-110 degrees)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic paste
1. In a large bowl combine the flour,salt, yeast and sugar.
2. Add the water a little at a time and mix to make a dough that is soft and pliable.
3.Transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead for 2-3 minutes gradually adding the oil until it is combined and a soft dough is formed.
4. Return the dough to the bowl and cover with a clean
towel. Set it aside in a warm place to rise until double, about 2-3 hours.
5. Once the dough has risen, remove it from the bowl and place it on a floured surface.
6. Add the garlic paste and knead again for 2-3 minutes.
7. Dive the dough into 8 pieces and roll each out into a 8 inch round. (Or as round as possible!)
8. Heat a skillet or griddle and place the flatbread on it. Cook for 2-3 minutes, then flip it and cook for 2-3 minutes more until golden brown spots appear
on it. Repeat with remaining dough.