This Easy Refrigerator Dough Flatbread Recipe is something dreams are made of. In under an hour you will have the perfect accompaniment to any meal. Rip it and dip it, fold it or dunk it, this easy flatbread is the perfect vessel for all of your favourite flavours.
Starting with a refrigerator bread dough recipe, this flatbread is perfect for when you are in a rush to put dinner on the table. Having this dough on hand in your fridge makes your life much easier when it comes time to making any bread recipes such as Refrigerator Dough Cheese Bread and Refrigerator Dough White Bread.
This flatbread recipe is more reminiscent of a pita because of the fact that the dough has yeast in it. Other flatbreads are crunchier and crispier but that usually means there is no yeast in them.
I enjoy the softer aspect of this bread because is there anything better than scooping up leftover sauce with a piece of delicious bread? No, I don't think there is!
Flatbread originated in Egypt, however many cultures have adapted their own versions. It has become very popular in North America as dishes from different cultures become increasingly prevalent.
Dishes such as souvlaki, pita, and shawarma all use a version of flatbread. Some people eat it with a spread such as hummus or perhaps drizzled in live oil. Others may use it alongside a curry dish or my personal favourite, as a base for pizza!
How to make Refrigerator Dough Flatbread
Take the dough out of the fridge and sprinkle it with a bit of flour. Put the remaining dough back (you will thank me later when you have dough leftover for cheese bread. Form the dough into a ball, cover with a clean towel and let it rest.
Divide the dough into four parts and flatten each one into a thick circle.
Brush a frying pan with a bit of oil and heat. Cook the flatbread one at a time, flipping a few times.
Can you freeze flatbread?
Flatbread will keep in an airtight container or Ziploc at room temperature for about 2 days. They can also be frozen (once completely cooled) wrapped airtight for up to one month.
To reheat simply wrap them in a damp kitchen towel and microwave until warm. This moist towel helps keep the flatbread soft. If you were to bake them in the oven you would find them to be a crispy flatbread.
How else can I use flatbread?
This really is an all-purpose flatbread recipe. The sky's the limit and the possibilities are really endless.
As mentioned above it can be used for things like curries and butter chicken, sandwiches and pizzas, pieces can be used with dips such as hummus or spinach dip, it can be used as a side ready for use to sop up tomato sauce, it can be used for tacos, wraps, pitas and, shawarmas.
Is flatbread healthy?
Everyone's idea of healthy is different. What is healthy for one person may not be healthy for the next. And while I am not a nutrition expert I do believe that anything homemade, when used in moderation, is never a bad thing.
When you use quality ingredients, add in some love, share a meal with friends and family, there is nothing more nourishing than that. You can also level up your nutrition by adding lots of veggies, good fats, and proteins to whatever it is you are using your flatbread recipe for.
There really is no right or wrong way to use this amazingly delicious and very easy flatbread recipe, but whatever you do make sure you start with refrigerator bread dough. This is something your family will be asking you to have on hand all the time! Enjoy!
Refrigerator Dough Flatbread Recipe
- 9-10 ounces refrigerator dough (260 grams)
- Remove the Refrigerator Dough from the fridge, sprinkle the top of the dough with a little flour (1-2 tablespoons) and remove 9-10 ounces (260 grams). Then place the remaining dough in the fridge.
- Form the dough into a ball, cover with a clean towel and let rest 20 minutes. Divide the dough into 4 parts and roll into a flat ⅛ inch thick circle (or close to it).
- Brush a little olive oil on a medium sized frying pan, heat the pan on medium heat. Then cook the flatbread one at a time. Turning a few times while cooking. A couple of minutes on each side should be enough. Serve warm or room temperature. Enjoy!