Flat bread is something between a crumbly cracker and a crisp biscuit. Once you have mastered the technique, experiment with ingredients to make both sweet and savory snacks. You may use sunflower seeds, walnuts, spinach or onions. This is a very earthy flat bread, healthy and nutritious.
Sun-dried Tomato and Pistachio Flat Bread
- 4-5 sun-dried tomatoes, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup stone-ground, garbanzo bean flour
- 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 egg and 1 egg white
- 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh thyme
- 1/3 cup finely chopped pistachios
Preheat an oven to 350F/Coat a large, baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
Into a large bowl, sift together the whole wheat flour, garbanzo bean flour, brown sugar, salt, baking powder, and cayenne pepper. Add the egg and egg white and thyme and stir vigorously to combine. The dough will be very stiff at this point. Add the chopped pistachios and chopped tomatoes and work them into the dough.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it a few times. Pat and roll into a 10-inch disc about 1/4 inch thick. With a sharp knife, cut the dough into 8 pieces and place them at least I inch apart on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes. Turn over and bake until dry and lightly browned, 10 minutes longer. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
If you are using not oil-packed tomatoes, you need to make them soft. In the small bowl, pour the boiling water about 2 cups over the tomatoes. Let stand until the tomatoes are slightly soft, 3-5 minutes. Drain and pat dry with paper towels and chop the tomatoes finely. If using oil-packed tomatoes then you don't need to do this.
Deelicious SweetsMarch 27, 2012 at 2:02 am
This bread is beautiful and the ingredients are delicious!
MarinaMarch 27, 2012 at 3:21 am
Perfect bread. I use to make something similar for our camping trips back on West Coast. Have you seen what I made today?! 🙂
Kevyn HoldenMarch 27, 2012 at 11:09 pm
yum! i love the ingredients in this bread. I don't eat a lot of bread but I might have to try this recipe out! Thanks:)
EliotseatsMarch 28, 2012 at 12:45 am
This combo of flavors is right up our alley. I love to put dried tomatoes (especially in the winter) in everything. It brings a taste of summer. Can't wait for the real thing!
infinebalanceMarch 29, 2012 at 3:50 pm
OhMy! I love this bread and I must try it. Awesome idea to combine sundried tomatoes and pistachios.
AnonymousApril 4, 2012 at 1:42 am
Love love love it! What a great combination. I also LOVE your copper cups…where did you get it from?
YelenaApril 4, 2012 at 1:58 am
zaikazabardast.com, I got my copper cup, like everything else at Thrift Store for 50c-)) Treasure-)) Thank you for noticed it.