This recipe for easy grilled flatbread is a snap to make, and a delicious addition to your grilling dinner menu!
There’s something about bread on the grill that is just out of this world.
And one of my most favorite variations on this is just plain old flatbread.
What is flatbread?
Flatbread is bread that is, well, flat. Think pita bread, or naan, or bannocks.
Sometimes they are unleavened (meaning nothing that will make them rise) and some (like this recipe) have just enough yeast to give it a small lift.
I am usually completely terrified of anything involving yeast, but this one never fails me. And it’s just plain perfect when you want a piece of warm bread on the side of soup or salad, or to hold a slather of cheese or hummus as an appetizer.
How to make easy grilled flatbread
Put the 2 teaspoons of salt, a teaspoon of sugar, a tablespoon of instant yeast and 1 cup of warm (not hot) water in a bowl and give it a stir.
Let it sit until it gets a little bubbly and then stir in 3 cups of flour, drizzling in a little more water if the dough seems dry. Cover it up with a dishtowel and let it sit and rise for an hour.
When the dough has puffed up a little, put it on a well-floured surface (I love using a Silpat for this) and knead it for 2 to 3 minutes. The dough is going to be kinda dense – that’s what we want!
Cut the dough into 8 pieces and roll them into approximately 6 inch round pieces. Don’t worry if they aren’t perfectly – the different shapes are part of the fun!
Now preheat your grill on a medium high setting for 10 minutes. Brush one side of the dough rounds with some olive oil and put them on the grill, oil side down, and brush the other side with more oil.
Grill until they start to puff up and the underside is brown (this can take anywhere from 1 to 3 minutes depending on your grill), then turn them over until the other side is browned.
Take them off the grill and eat them while they are still warm!
More tips for making easy grilled flatbread!
You can! You might need to add 10 to 15 minutes of rise time, but regular yeast will work just fine.
As with all homemade breads it is at its delicious best the day that it is made, but it will keep just fine for a few days. If you want to warm it up, pop it in the microwave for 15 to 20 seconds, or pop it in a warm oven for 5 to 10 minutes.
What can you do with your gorgeous flatbread?
You can tear it up and use it as something to spread cheese or hummus on. You can dip it into a bowl of olive oil seasoned with pepper and rosemary.
You can use it as the base for an avocado, egg and smoked salmon sandwich.
Or you can just stand next to the grill the second it comes off and eat it right there. I may or may not have been known to have done that.
Grills! They aren’t just for burgers anymore.
Updated (and made even more delicious!) from a previously published Framed Cooks post!