Recipe: Mexican Flatbreads

These Mexican inspired flatbreads are perfect for either breakfast, lunch or dinner and give you the freedom to become creative with different toppings.

They are actually my own twist on the usual flatbread and since I am here living in Mexico, there was no better way than to go Mexican.

I never really follow recipes but use them more as a guide as to what ingredients to use and then solely go on my intuition. This works around 80% of the time and I find it a much more fun way to cook and to experiment, rather than to stress over the little details within a recipe.

The best thing about this recipe, apart from it being delicious and easy? That it’s so easy you can cook it in just ONE pan.

Mimi’s Mexican Flatbreads

Ingredients

  • Strong white bread flour
  • Sea Salt & Pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Baking powder
  • Lime (or lime juice)
  • Chilli pepper (chilli powder or flakes will do just fine)
  • Garlic
  • Tajin Spice (This is easily accesible in Mexico but if you can’t find it, you can get creative and add your own spices)

Mimi’s Method

  1. Add around 6 Tablespoons of flour to a mixing bowl (for around 8 flatbreads)
  2. Then proceed to add your salt, pepper and any other spices to the flour
  3. Add around a teaspoon of baking soda to the mixture
  4. Fold these ingredients together with a fork then when mixed, create a well in the middle of the mixture
  5. Add a 3 second pour of olive oil, a little warm water and a squeeze of lime juice in to the well, then begin to combine with the flour mixture, add a little more oil and water if needed to create your desired dough
  6. Wet your hands and use them to bring it all together, working it in the bowl until all ingredients are mixed
  7. Dust flour over a work surface and kneed the dough for around 10-15 minutes, until smooth and elastic then leave to rest for a few minutes
  8. Cut the dough in to equal parts and roll each section into a small ball then use the palms of your hands to squash and flatten it (they should be around 1cm thick or less)
  9. These are usually cooked as and when they are made. Heat a pan to a medium heat and place your flatbreads to cook without oil, for around 1 minute on each side, they should be a golden brown when done.

You can eat these flatbreads with just a drizzle of olive oil, dip them into some garlic mayo, add some chopped avocado and tomato…the list is endless.

Enjoy!

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