Whole Wheat Flatbread

I am a firm believer in having bread in my regular diet because it connects me to the greater non-vegan culture at large as well as cultures throughout history that relied on bread for survival.  It is a sacred food to me, and I treat it as such.  This is a simple recipe to make homemade bread a regular staple in your home, and I hope you love it as much as I do!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water, warm
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. yeast
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup rye flakes, ground (any type of ground grain is fine for this, even more whole wheat flour – this is just to add some extra texture)
  • ¼ tsp. salt

Method

  1. Dissolve sugar in water
  2. Add yeast to water and set aside to bloom
  3. Combine flours and salt in a large bowl and mix
  4. Once yeast has formed a spongy layer at the top of the water, add liquids to flours
  5. Mix until well-combined
  6. Let dough sit in bowl with damp towel on top to rise for 1 hour
  7. After the dough has risen, pour onto flour-dusted surface
  8. Kneed dough for 5-10 minutes
  9. Divide dough into 8 equal pieces (or however many pieces you want)
  10. Roll out each piece into a flat disc approximately ½ inch thick
  11. Heat flat pan on stove top to medium-high heat
  12. Place flatbread on pan and let cook for approximately 3 minutes
  13. Flip and cook on other side for approximately 1-2 minutes
  14. Repeat for each flatbread
  15. Serve with hummus, as a sandwich, or by its wonderful, fluffy self
  16. Enjoy!

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