My family always said bread is life, on middle eastern cultures flatbread is a daily staple ussually one member of the family is in charge of baking bread usually mom, you are welcomed to buy it but, I saw this recipe in a middle eastern book and had to share it because it is a gluten free flatbread, I varied it a bit to make it my version, adding falafel mix which adds a nice texture.
Makes 12 Large Flatbread
3/4 of a cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil divided into 1/2 cup (for recipe) and 1/4 cup for greasing
4 cups of gluten free flour mix
4 large egg whites beaten
1 teaspoon of sugar
2 teaspoons of active dry yeast
2 teaspoons of sea salt
1 cup of almond flour
2 tablespoon of falafel mix
In a small bowl, dissolve the sugar and yeast in 1/2 cup of warn water and set aside for 5 min.
In a stand up mixer fitted with a dough hook add the flours, egg whites, salt and falafel mix, and 1/2 cup of Olive oil, and add the yeast mixture and mix for 5 min. Let it stand for 5 min to allow for the falafel to expand, if too wet add a bit more flour.
Rise the Dough
Dough should be springy, place the dough in an oiled bowl and cover to rise. Let it rise for 1 hr.
Preheat oven 350F
Lightly oil your hands and divide dough into 12 equal size balls
Let the rest for 15 min
Sprinkle your work area with gluten free flour and flatten them with a rolling pin until shaped into a round flatbread
Bake on a sheet pan lined with parchment for 15-20 min.
Labneh, Zaatar, thinly sliced Red Onions and Kalamata Olives
Black Mojo, Halloumi Cheese and Tomatoes
Spred Black Mojo on the flatbread, add the Halloumi cheese in long strips and place it like a star add tomatoes and Bake until cheese heats up a bit.
Feel free to improvise on your toppings, Zaatar with tomatoes and Serrano Ham is delicious too!