Quick Flatbreads

These flatbreads are a really quick alternative to a yeasted dough – the dough doesn’t need to be kneaded for a long time or rise so it is good to make with children or if you don’t have a lot of time. It also makes a quick pizza dough



Ready In:

20 min



Skills covered

Bread, Weighing and Measuring, Rolling Out

Quick Flatbreads

By: Chloe Coker

These flatbreads are quick and tasty and are made from storecupboard ingredients.  There is no need for bread flour or yeast or any kneading or rising so they are perfect for making with kids, for a quick lunch or as a speedy accompaniment to a curry or tagine.  This recipe makes 2 but can easily be doubled.


You will need

85g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp (60g) plain yoghurt
1 tbsp olive oil
optional:  nigella seeds, chopped fresh herbs


  • Place the flour, baking powder and salt (and any extra seeds or herbs) in a bowl and stir together.  Add the yoghurt and olive oil and stir until the mixture starts to come together.  Bring the dough together with your hands and knead for a minute until smooth.
  • Divide the dough into 2 and roll out on a floured surface to 3mm thick (as thin as you can get it)
  • To make flatbreads: Place a large flat frying pan over a high heat.  Dry fry the flatbread for a couple of minutes on each side until it has puffed up slightly and is golden. Optional:  transfer to a plate and brush with olive oil / butter
  • To make pizza: Preheat the oven to 200*c. Place the pizza base on a baking sheet and top with a small amount of tomato sauce, cheese and any toppings and cook for around 10-15 minutes until the cheese has turned golden and the base is crisp

Tips, Tricks and Teaching Info


Try adding nigella seeds (the little black seeds that you find on naan breads which you can find in the spice aisle of the supermarket), chopped fresh herbs, garlic powder or 1/2 tsp ground cumin or curry powder to the dough.

Serve With …

Try serving with one of our dip recipes, kebabs, curry or tagine