This Navajo flatbread recipe is as tasty as it is simple!
Due to the Coronavirus, around the world, supermarket shelves have been emptied by waves of panic-buying and people have struggled to find basic grocery items.
An American chef, Brandon Johnson, has taken to social media to share his simple answer to one food you might be missing.
"Bread shortage?" he asked his social media followers. "This is the easiest kind of bread you can make. Costs pennies and can get you through these strange times. My family lived off these when the pickings were slim."
The bread originally stems from the Native American Navajo tribe and could not be simpler to make. It really only requires three pantry staples - flour, oil or butter and baking powder - plus salt and water, which nearly everyone has access to.
To begin, you should combine the dry ingredients, mixing two cups of flour, one teaspoon of baking powder and one teaspoon of salt. You'll then add in one cup of water.
“Mix dry ingredients together and add most water, mix and add water until it has the consistency of tacky pizza dough,” he adds.
Once the dough has reached optimal texture, knead it for a couple of minutes and then leave the dough ball to rest for up to 60 minutes. Then, cut it into six equal pieces and roll them out to the thickness of flatbreads.
“Cook until golden brown spots and flip, cooking until done,” he wrote. “They can be made ahead and kept under a floured towel or frozen for later use. Hope this helps.”
The recipe was shared by 190,000 users and many people commented on Brandon's Facebook post, appreciating a simple alternative to supermarket bread.
“Going to make some this evening. Almost out of bread. Keep you posted on how it comes out. Thank you,” wrote an appreciative home-cook. “I made some last week. I used coconut oil & they were great!”, another wrote.
Another commenter mentioned that they, like Brandon, also used to eat these flatbreads in their childhood: “My mother used to make that and we had butter and brown sugar on it, I love them.”
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