Vegan Garlic Herb Flatbread
I really prefer adding seasoning to the dough itself. I like the way the flavorings enhance the bread as it cooks. They marry during the cooking process. I think it really strengthens the flavor profile.
Make a basic bread dough.
3/4 cup almond milk warmed to 100 F
1 packet yeast
2 tsps salt
1 tbl sugar
In a large bowl dissolve yeast in the warm milk. Add the salt and sugar. Stir to combine. Let sit 5 minutes to activate the yeast.
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp crushed pepper flakes
1 tsps dry basil
1 tbl vegetable shortening, melted
2 cups all purpose flour
Add remaining ingredients to yeast mixture and stir to form a dough ball. Add more flour a tbl at a time to create a nice dough.
Knead on a floured surface for 3 minutes. Form into a ball.
Add a tsp of oil to original bowl. Put dough ball into the bowl and roll around to coat in the oil.
Cover with a towel and let rise until doubled.
Punch down dough and work into thin flattened disks. Let rest 5 minutes. Flatten a little more.
Brush with olive oil on the top sides.
Heat a skillet with oil. Add bread dry side down, one at a time to the hot skillet. Cook until golden and bubbly on one side, then flip and repeat.
Fresh bread makes life worth living.