Quick Flatbread

Super quick and simple, this flatbread recipe will be one of those recipes you make and say WHY have I not made these before??

There are tons of uses for these – just think this:

  1. A leafy vegetable
  2. A tomato of some kind
  3. A protein of some kind
  4. Cheese of some kind
  5. Put on a flatbread, and eat!!

LOL — But really, flatbread is really incredibly versatile.  You’ll find all sorts of good uses for it.


Quick Flatbread

3 cups flour
1 cup cold water
3 tablespoons shortening
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Combine all the ingredients, cutting in the shortening, and mix until combined and doughy.

Now, there are a couple of ways to do this:

  • Cut the dough into 5 equal pieces, and roll each piece into 6-8 inch circles


  • Roll out the whole batch into a large rectangle.  Make a slice directly across the middle, so you have a top and bottom piece, and then cut those in 3rds, so you end up with 6 smaller squares.

Once you’ve gotten these rolled out and sized, prick the pieces with a fork — at least 7-8 times on each piece.

To cook, lightly oil a non-stick pan (Spray with Pam very lightly).  Cook over medium-high heat, and turn once.  These cook fast, so watch them carefully.  Be fully prepared to ruin the first ;)

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8 Responses to Quick Flatbread

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  2. Chance says:

    Brilliant, just made my first batch making toastis toninght wiil let you know the verdict.

  3. Dan says:

    These were great, very quick to make and flakey. The could be improved a little bit but i am not sure how, maybe i needed to roll them thinner?

  4. Shannon says:

    This flatbread is my new god. It’s days before I get payed and I’ve run out of food and money, so I made this because I always have these ingredients! Though I subbed in oil for shortening and I added some mixed herbs and rosemary. And now my cat is trying to steal a piece, it’s that good.

  5. Laura says:

    Just wanted to say thank you for this terrific, easy recipe! I love savory flavors so added oregano, garlic powder, and chopped cilantro. YUM. Served with our favorite spicy bean soup for a light dinner and this recipe earned me some major husband points. :D We have added your recipe to our family recipe book. Thanks again!

  6. Edgar X says:

    I just made these for dinner and they were gobbled-up instantly. Thank you for the fantastic recipe. I will never have to buy flatbread from a store again. :) :) :)

  7. Nikki says:

    First time I’ve ever made flatbread. Don’t think I cut in the shortening right, but they turned out pretty good! Going to keep practicing. Thanks for the recipe!

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