Added by Allora Andiamo | Mon 12 Apr 2010 @ 20:01
This is a really simple bread to make as it doesn\'t require kneading. If you prefer a crunchy crust, allow the bread to cool down on a rack without wrapping it.
Makes 1 large flatbread
Approx• 2 cups of flour
2 tbsp olive oil (you can also use yoghurt )
1-2 level tsps sea salt
1 small packet of dried yeast
Lukewarm water (300ml - 400ml approx• See instructions below)
A few tsps each of sesame seeds and black cummin seeds for sprinkling
1. Place the flour, yeast and salt in a large mixing bowl and stir to mix.
2. Start adding the water, bit by bit, mixing the dough with a spoon. Add enough water to make a very soft and almost sloppy dough. It should be thicker than a sponge cake mixture but not as firm as your usual bread dough (see pic http://www.jamieoliver.com/bloggers/viewtopic.php?id=60652 )
3. Cover the bowl with a tea towel and allow to rise in a warm place for approx 1 hour. Preheat the oven to 250C and place a large baking tray on the middle rack.
4. When the dough is ready, remove the heated tray from the oven and sprinkle with a little flour. Scrape the dough out of the bowl and straight onto the tray (it\'ll be too soft to handle) and gently press into shape, pushing your fingers into the dough a few times .
5. Quickly spray or brush the loaf with a mixture of cold water and a dash of olive oil then sprinkle with the seeds.
6. Place back in the oven and allow to bake for about 12 mins, then remove from the oven and brush/spray once more. Bake for a further 5 -8 mins, or until the bread is golden.
7. Place the hot bread straight onto a large tea towel (or 2 ) and wrap tightly ( This step ensures that the bread will have a soft crust once it\'s cooled down, which is what you\'re after ).
Serve cut into chunks or split open and stuff with a filling of your choice.