Tested till perfect Garlic Flatbread
Garlic Flatbread
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Garlic Flatbread

Add Middle Eastern flair to your table with this soft-crusted golden flatbread, which is great for scooping hummus or baba ghanoush.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Holiday Celebrations: 2007

Recipe3 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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  • Portion size 4 to 6


  • 1 pinch 1pinchgranulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup 3/4cupwarm water
  • 1 tsp 1tspactive dry yeast or quick-rising yeast
  • 3 tbsp 3tbspextra-virgin olive oil
  • 1-3/4 cups 1-3/4cupsall-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp 3/4tspsalt
  • 1 1garlic clovegarlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspdried mint or dried oregano
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Grease rimless baking sheet; set aside.

In large bowl, dissolve sugar in warm water. Sprinkle in yeast; let stand until frothy, about 10 minutes. Whisk in 2 tbsp (25 mL) of the oil. Stir in flour, about 1/4 cup (50 mL) at a time, and salt to form sticky dough.

Turn out onto lightly floured surface; knead until smooth, 5 minutes. Place in greased bowl, turning to grease all over; cover and let rise in warm draft-free place until doubled in bulk, about 1-1/2 hours.

Turn out dough onto lightly floured surface; press fingertips into dough to create dimples. Gently stretch into 15- x 6-inch (38 x 15 cm) rectangle. Transfer to prepared pan. Cover and let rise in warm draft-free place until nearly doubled in bulk, about 45 minutes.

Bake in centre of 400°F (200°C) oven for 13 minutes. Meanwhile, in small bowl, stir remaining oil, garlic and mint; brush over flatbread. Bake until light golden around edges, about 5 minutes.

Additional information : Spreads
Black and Green Olive Tapenade: (for Garlic Flatbread): In bowl, stir together 1/4 cup (50 mL) each finely diced pitted Kalamata olives and finely diced pitted green olives; 1/2 tsp (2 mL) grated lemon rind; 1/2 tsp (2 mL) toasted coriander seeds, crushed; and 1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper. Stir in 1/4 cup (50 mL) extra-virgin olive oil. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 1 week; let come to room temperature to use.) Makes about 1/2 cup (125 mL).

Per 1 tbsp (15 mL): about 79 cal, trace pro, 9 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 1 g carb, trace fibre, 0 mg chol, 188 mg sodium. % RDI: 1% calcium, 1% iron.

Nutritional Information Per each of 6 servings: about

cal 195 pro 4g total fat 7g sat. fat 1g
carb 28g fibre 1g chol 0mg sodium 289mg

% RDI:

calcium 1 iron 14 folate 41
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