Recipe: Trio Of Flatbreads


Flatbreads are probably the easiest bread you can make. There's no yeast, so no waiting for it to prove and because they're so thin they take no time to cook. We've whipped up three different toppings that are used with the same dough. Impressing your friends has never been easier!


  • 90 ml warm water
  • 400 g chickpeas, drained
  • 2 glugs olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 handful fresh coriander, leave some to garnish
  • 2 pinches salt and pepper
  • 1 jar roasted red peppers
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 jar basil pesto
  • 1 handful cherry tomatoes
  • 2 spring onions
  • 1 chunk Parmesan cheese
  • 1 jar tomato chutney
  • 1 handful black pitted olives
  • 1 chunk goats cheese
  • 1 sprig fresh basil leaves
  • 300 g strong white bread flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp crushed fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
preheat the oven

Step 1

Preheat The Oven

Preheat an oven to 220°C and heat up 3 baking trays.

make the dough

Step 2

Make The Dough

Put the flour, salt, baking powder, crushed fennel seeds and garlic powder in a bowl and mix with a fork. Make a well in the centre and pour the olive oil and water in slowly as you stir with a fork to make a dough.

knead the bread

Step 3

Knead The Bread

Knead with floured hands for 10 minutes until it become soft and elastic. Place into a floured bowl, cover with Clingfilm and leave for half an hour.

make the humus

Step 4

Make The Humus

Make the humus by combining all of the ingredients into a food processor and blending to a smooth consistency. Season to taste with the salt, pepper and lemon juice.

prep the toppings

Step 5

Prep The Toppings

Peel and slice the red onion, halve the cherry tomatoes and black olives, cut the goats cheese into slices and cut the spring onion finely.

add spreads to the dough

Step 6

Add Spreads To The Dough

Divide the bread dough into 3 and roll each one out onto a floured surface, into an elongated shape as thin as possible. Spread humus onto one, pesto onto another and tomato chutney the third.

top the flatbreads

Step 7

Top The Flatbreads

Scatter the red onion and roasted peppers onto the humus bread, arrange the halved cherry tomatoes and sliced spring onions onto the pesto base and lay slices of goats cheese and black olives onto the chutney base.

bake and finish up!

Step 8

Bake And Finish Up!

Bake each one on a preheated baking tray for 8-10 minutes until golden all over. Finish the humus flatbread with fresh coriander, the pesto flatbread with rocket and shavings of Parmesan and the chutney flatbread with picked fresh basil leaves.

portion and serve

Step 9

Portion And Serve

Cut into portions and serve immediately for everybody to tuck in. Serves 4

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