2nd April

Our first cooking challenge -make flat breads.
Hopefully, you might have some flour in your house (It doesn't matter if it is plain or self raising flour).
This recipe is from BBC Good Food.


  • 200g/7oz  flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 100ml/3½fl oz warm water
  • 2 tbsp oil (olive, sunflower or vegetable), plus extra for cooking


  1. Place the flour and salt in a large bowl and trickle on the water bit by bit.

  2. Mix the water and flour together. Kids can mix using one finger so that they don’t get a whole hand covered in dough. Doughy hands can be cleaned by rubbing a little more flour onto the hands over another bowl or the bin - resist the urge to wash doughy hands as you will block the drain!

  3. Add the oil and knead the dough - you are aiming for a soft dough. If it is too sticky add a little more flour, if it is too dry add a splash of water.

  4. Knead the dough for five minutes - kids can do this in the bowl or on a clean surface using one or two hands.

  5. You can cook the breads straight away or leave the dough to stand for about half an hour. This is a good time to make a quick filling such as a grated salad or dip.

  6. Divide the dough into four balls, or six if you have a smaller frying pan.

  7.  On a clean surface, roll each ball of dough one at a time using a rolling pin. If you pick up and move round the flatbread often you know it hasn’t stuck. (You may need to sprinkle a little flour on the surface but only use a little - too much will dry out the dough.) Don’t worry if they aren’t perfect circles!

  8. Heat a large frying pan. Take a sheet of kitchen paper and rub a little oil onto the surface of the pan. Cook each flatbread for about two minutes on one side - it should puff up a little.

  9.  Flip the flatbread over using tongs and then cook for a couple of minutes on the other side. The flatbread should have turned lighter in colour and may have a few spots of brown.

  10. Keep the cooked flatbreads warm, wrapped in foil or a clean tea towel, until the others are cooked.

  11. If you want crisp flatbreads you can now rub them with a little olive oil, chop into strips or triangles with scissors and then ask an adult to bake them for 5-10 minutes, or until crisp.