4 Ingredient Herby Flat Breads | Cooking With Kids

After following Jamie Oliver on Instagram, I came across a picture of his Easy Flatbread. I knew right away this would make a great lunch for the monsters. The recipe is so easy to follow that toddlers can make it themselves!

I needed to make them straight away so headed over to the Jamie Oliver Website, now, unfortunately, I didn't have the yoghurt that Jamie specifies so I searched the web and read lots of other recipes before risking it coming up with this recipe below, these are seriously so simple and so quick to make, I made them with Evie and Jenson.

What you need: (makes 6 child size flatbreads) 

175g self-raising flour (plus extra for dusting)
1/2 tsp baking powder
Dried herbs (to your own taste)
1 tbsp butter (melted, to glaze)
150ml warm water

Add all your dry ingredients and mix them all together, make a well in the centre and add water slowly, I added it in 3 equal parts, (you may need more you may need less) stir it all together and then use your hands to gather it all together.

Dust your work surface and tip out your dough and knead it, you don't need to need for too long I kneaded for a couple of minutes and then let the monsters have a go. Once you have finished kneading put to the side until you are ready to cook! (Its best to leave it to settle for around 15 minutes)

When you are ready to cook split the mixture into your required size, I went with 6 equal balls, roll each out with a rolling pin to around 3mm thick and cut 4/5 splits into the centre of them (so you can tear them to dip!).

I used a frying pan to cook mine as we don't have a griddle pan, either way, you need to cook each side for just  a few minutes until golden brown and 'puffed'. Whilst cooking your 2nd side brush with  melted garlic and herb butter (recipe below) and before transferring to a plate flip over for a final few seconds, before plating up and serving with a selection of your favourite dips.

Garlic and Herb Butter.
2 tbsp Butter
1 tbsp Herbs (we like our herbs you can use less if you want)
1/2 tbsp Garlic puree
Combine all your ingredients and put to the side for cooking time, whilst your cooking the flatbreads melt the butter in a separate pan and brush on during the last minute of cooking.

Mexican dip.
Guacamole and Salsa mixed together (I don't have any amounts for this as we just kind of went with it!)

Garlic Mayo.
Mayonnaise and garlic puree mixed well. (again I don't have the amounts just use your noodle!!)

Sour Cream and Cress dip.
Add fresh cress to your sour cream for some added taste and texture. The kids loved that we were using 'their cress' that we had grown! It also gave us something else to use the cress for instead of just egg and cress sarnies!


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  1. Oh we are huge flatbread fans in this house! And from the looks of it so is your household! haha Lovely photos. Great recipe. Thanks for sharing. #tastytuesdays

    1. Thanks for reading Jenny! Yep they certainly enjoyed them!

  2. Great post! I love making it up as I go along, too, especially when it involved cooking with the kids: great fun! The end result looks great. Mel #TastyTuesdays

    1. I make almost every recipe up!!! It's only now I've started taking note of what I'm doing! Now I think oh ill blog this best keep note of what I'm doing lol. Thanks for reading x

  3. Oh brilliant post, used to make a variation of these at uni I made up too using olive oil! Yummy! Will get making these with the kids. Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

    1. Definatly worth a try...and if i can make them with my 2, im sure yours will be as succesful x

  4. Gosh I didn't realise flatbread was so easy to make, I defo gonna try this out #tastytuesdays

    1. they really are soooooo easy to make! i was very suprised!

  5. These look brilliant - we are big fans of flatbreads in this house, and they are so quick and versatile. #tastytuesdays

  6. Anything that encourages little ones to bake and cook is a real winner in my book! I love the look of these and they sounds like you can make them really quickly. Thanks for linking to #CookBlogShare must try making these with my 4 year old.


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