Vegan Wholemeal Spelt Yogurt Flat Breads with Dukkah
As I may have mentioned before, I grew up a very fussy eater. I can honestly say that one of the only foods that I ever got excited about as a child ( besides chocolate) was bread. There was nothing better than fresh bread. People often laughed at me because I used to enjoy eating bread on its own; no butter, no toppings of any sort, just bread. I am still in love with bread although these days I am more conscious of how processed bread is and choose it carefully or make my own when I can. I would like to say that I no longer eat bread on its own, but I do! Maybe not as often as I used to as I do really try to add some extra goodness into my meals, but fresh bread is still irresistible to me. One of my mum’s friends used to make these little herbed Romanian flat breads that I used to love. It was a really simple thing that she just used to serve up with a big salad. I have never been able to replicate them until now. To be honest its not the breads themselves that give the same flavour, is was the pistachio dukkah I used from Table of Plenty. The dukkah just flooded me with memories of those little flat breads and how much I used to enjoy them. This was a huge thing for me because I used to hate eating at other peoples places. In my culture, fussy eaters were a little shamed and bullied for not eating like everyone else, or in my case for not eating “enough.” I was often so terrified of being force fed I ended up just rebelling against food all together and developed an anxiety around food, particularly eating food at someone else’s house where I was afraid people were watching and judging me. These breads were so good that not even my anxiety could keep me away from them and I am so excited that this dukkah has helped me replicate them in some way.
I am not a great baker, but I have tried out a few little flat breads and naan breads in the past and think I am getting the hang of it. The recipe for this particular flat bread was inspired by Christal from the”Nutritionist in the Kitchen” Blog. Her recipe uses a greek yogurt and lots of dill and a bit of garlic. I wanted to try and see of the breads would work out with a vegan yogurt and I am happy to say that they did, although I did have to add a little more flour to the recipe to make the dough less sticky. I of course ate these breads with a big salad, but they can be used sort of like a herbed naan bread with curry or soup. They would also pair really well with a tagine or would be really nice just with some dips! Hope you enjoy the recipe as much as I did.
|Vegan Wholemeal Spelt Yogurt Flat Breads with Dukkah|| |
- 1½ cups whole meal spelt flour
- ¾ cup plain unsweetened soy or coconut yogurt
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp fine salt
- 1 TBSP dry dill (optional)
- extra virgin olive oil for frying
- generous sprinkling of Table of Plenty Pistachio Dukkah
- Combine flour, baking powder, salt and dill in a big bowl. I like to sift my dry ingredients into the bowl
- Add the vegan yogurt and mix together until it forms a dough
- Kneed the dough for about 3 minutes of a lightly floured surface. If your dough is still too sticky add little bits of flour until it becomes a little easier to handle
- Place the dough in a bowl and cover with some plastic wrap and let sit for about 30 minutes to rise. mine did not rise a great deal but the recipe still worked out fine.
- Divide your dough in 6 equal pieces. Flatten each piece with your palm and roll out with a rolling pin into circle or oval shapes. They do not have to be neat.
- Fry each flat bread on medium heat one at a time in a little olive oil until they start to bubble and rise. About 3 minutes on the first side. Flip the bread over and cook the other side for another minute or so.
- Continue with each of the flat breads
- When finished drizzle with a little extra olive oil and sprinkle with a generous amount of dukkah for flavour. Enjoy!