Making your own flatbread might seem like a bit of a
faff, but it’s so worth it because they taste much, much better. They’re also a
lot easier than you might expect! I served mine brushed with melted butter and topped
with a fabulous garlic and coconut sprinkle from Cheeky Chutneys (I absolutely
love this stuff – the combination of flavours is fantastic) and some fresh
coriander. I'd definitely recommend making these flatbreads to accompany my Lamb Biryani.
Quick note – this is not a sponsored post, I just love
Cheeky Chutneys! I met the team recently and I’m a complete convert. You can
buy their Nutter Coconut and other yummy things here.
50g butter, plus extra to serve
Cheeky Chutneys’ Nutter Coconut
Start by measuring the milk out into a microwaveable jug
or bowl, and then cut the butter into chunks and add to the milk. Microwave in
30 second bursts, stirring each time, until the butter has melted. By the way, the
reason you need to heat both together is that otherwise the cold milk will
cause the butter to solidify again once you mix them, so don’t be tempted to
just heat the butter.
Next, mix the flour and salt together in a large bowl,
then make a well in the middle and pour in the milk and butter. Bring together
with a wooden spoon into a smooth, stretchy mixture, then wrap the ball of
dough in clingfilm and set it aside, at room temperature, for about half an
When you’re ready to make the flatbreads – they’re best
served warm, so I’d make them just before the meal – prepare a frying pan with
a splash of olive oil and place on a high heat. While it warms up, sprinkle a
clean work surface with plenty of flour, pinch off a ball of dough about the
size of a golf ball, and roll out as thinly as you can (whilst making sure it
will still fit in the frying pan). Lay the flatbread in the pan and leave it to
sizzle a moment whilst you roll out the next flatbread, then flip it over – the
underside should be cooked with golden-brown patches. Once both sides are cooked,
remove to a plate and cover with a clean tea-towel while you do the rest.
Finally, melt butter in the microwave and brush on top of
the flatbreads, and finish off with some Nutter Coconut and fresh coriander.