CHIA SEED FLATBREAD

This soft and tasty flatbread features the pleasant crunch (and nutritional punch) of chia seeds.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Chakki Atta Indian Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds or whole flax seeds
  • 2 tablespoons Chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons soft butter
  • 3/4 cup warm water

*See tips below for Chakki Atta flour substitutions.

Method:

  • Whisk together the flour, salt, yeast, and seeds.
  • Work in the soft butter and water, then mix and knead the dough until it becomes smooth and pliable.
  • Form the dough into a ball, place in a greased bowl, cover, and let rise for an hour or more, until puffy.
  • Turn the dough out onto a greased surface and fold it over several times. Divide the dough into six pieces; each will weigh about 2 3/4 ounces. Roll each piece into a ball.
  • Cover the balls with a damp cloth and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Starting with the first ball you made, roll each ball of dough into a rough 8″ to 9″ circle; circles should be a scant 1/8″ thick.
  • Heat a heavy frying pan or griddle on medium heat for a minute or two, and brush the pan with oil just before cooking the first bread.
  • Place a dough round in the pan. Cook the first side for 1 to 2 minutes, until it starts to bubble and has some darkish brown spots; flip over and bake the second side until firm.
  • Stack the breads as they come off the griddle to keep them warm and soft.
  • Yield: 6 flatbreads.

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