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Dad's Flatbread Recipe

Dad's Flatbread Recipe

While Mom was busy with the rest of the meal, Dad helped by making this flat bread. There's no mistaking that this flavorful bread is homemade. It has a wonderful texture and lovely golden color. -Anne Heinonen, Howell, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 25 min. YIELD:32 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 2 cups warm water (110° to 115°), divided
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 cup rye or whole wheat flour
  • 5-1/2 to 6 cups all-purpose flour

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup of water. Add sugar, oil, salt, rye or whole wheat flour, 3 cups all-purpose flour and remaining water; beat until smooth. Add enough remaining all-purpose flour to form a soft dough.
  • 2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • 3. Punch dough down. Divide in half. On a greased baking sheet, flatten each half to 1-in. thickness. Pierce each loaf several times with a fork. Cover and let rise in a warm place until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • 4. Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 2 loaves (32 slices).

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 116 calories, 1g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 220mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 3g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1-1/2 starch

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cntrygrl68
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2008

"I have been making this bread since it was first published in TOH and it comes out perfect every time. I use all bread flour with no problems. Also makes great dinner rolls."

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