Flatbread

White Lily flatbread (naanish)

  1. In a bowl, combine yeast, honey and warm water(90F). stir until dissolved and let sit until frothy (5mins). Once frothy, whisk in the oil, yogurt, egg until evenly combined.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine 1 cup of the flour with the salt. Next pour the bowl of wet ingredients to the flour salt mixture and stir until well combined. Continue to add flour, a half a cup at a time, until you can no longer stir with a spoon
  3. At that point, turn the ball of dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for about 3 mins, adding small amounts of flour as necessary to avoid sticking. You will end up using between 21/2 to 3 cups total. Dough should be very soft but not sticky. Avoid using too much flour.
  4. Cover the dough with a kitchen towel and allow it to rise until double in size (30-45 mins)
  5. Gently flatten the dough into a disc and cut into 6 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a ball.
  6. Heat a large castiron or non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  7. Working with one at a time, roll each ball until its ¼ inch thick (about 8 inches in diameter)
  8. Place rolled out dough in the skillet with a thin layer of olive oil, until the bottom is golden brown and large surface bubbles have formed ( 2-3mins) flip over and repeat on the final side.
  9. Repeat step 8 until all cooked, stacking the cooked bread on top of one another and wrapped with a kitchen towel to keep warm.
Ingredients
 
2 tsp dry active yeast
1tbsp honey
½ cup warm water
2 ½-3 cups all purpose flour
¾ tsp salt
¼ cup olive oil
1/3 cup plain yogurt
1 large egg
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