A pretty traditional and straight forward recipe but I have seen this used in the middle east and it does produce very good, quick, results and with considerable ease.
A pretty traditional and straight forward recipe but I have seen this used in the middle east and it does produce very good, quick, results and with considerable ease. I have made the measurements metric for convenience but any amounts in these ratios will work of course.
Combine ingredients, mix and then kneed for 5 minutes until smooth.
Leave to rise - double the initial size is what to aim for, knock back.
Divide into approx lime/lemon (the fruit) sized balls and roll out flat (a few millimetres thick) using flour to stop sticking. Change the size depending on your preference and intended use. Little ones are great for bite sized nibbles or larger for a hearty wrap......middle sized for just in between the two :)
Decide if you want 'pockets' or 'flat'
Heat a frying pan (non stick ideal) or flat griddle/pancake type pan on a high heat until really hot but dont use any oil.... we need it dry.
To get some idea of temperature... if it did have oil in (it hasn't though has it ?) it would be smoking.
Place one of the rolled out shapes onto the pan and leave for a minute or so.... flip it over. If it has browned and blackened in places then perfect, leave it that way up and cook the other side... if it isn't there yet simply flip back over for a bit longer. The blackened bits (as long as it isnt excessive) add a great deal to the flavour.
When cooked keep them stacked together and covered in a clean tea towel.
They are fantastic warm. The pockets can be used to stuff things into and the flats can be used as wraps.
They can be frozen and re-warmed but to be honest freshly made and hot is most definitely the best way.
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