Added by cookwitch | Sun 07 Jun 2009 @ 20:15
This is very easy bread, and it lasts quite well if you keep it wrapped. very good if you want to reheat it under the grill or on the barbecue.
1 package (1 tablespoon) active dry yeast
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups warm water
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon sugar
In a mixing bowl, combine yeast with 1 Ĺ cups of flour. Combine water, oil, salt, and sugar and add to yeast mixture. Beat for 1/2 minute with an electric mixer at low speed; then beat for 3 minutes at high speed. Work in remaining flour by hand to form a smooth and elastic dough. Put in a greased bowl in a warm spot, cover, and let rise for 45 minutes. Punch dough down, divide into 12 pieces, and roll each into a ball. Let rest for 10 minutes.
Roll each ball out into an oval shape. It took me just one roll to stretch it out.
Place on a greased baking sheet; cover and let rest for 20 to 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6
Bake for 9 to 10 minutes, until puffed an lightly browned on bottom. Immediately wrap in foil and cool.
Makes 12 pieces.