Flatbreads Bake-off Prelim

Dear Bakers

I've dug into our burgeoning bag of bake-off suggestions and pulled out Flatbreads. However, flatbreads run into a seemingly endless list of breads. We have pizza, pita, focaccia, ciabatta, cracker, naan, pancake (oh...there are chinese versions too), injera, paratha, tortilla, chappati, and many, many exotic versions which I'm sure we'll be delighted to explore. We need to set some parameters. Ok, so we'll miss out on a few days deliberating on this...but we've got a month and more. Let's do it. For starters, I suggest grouping them into:

1. Flatbreads (I) - non-leavened: Tortilla, chappati, paratha, cracker. Although these do not require yeasties in them, nothing to stop us from adding in sourdough for flavour, right?

2. Flatbreads (II) - leavened: Focaccia, ciabatta, naan

3. Flatbreads (III) - Pizza

We'll tackle this over 2 days, ok?



Oh cool I have been waiting to try and do Naan as a sourdough.  Time to get out my thinking cap and tackle this one.

Here is a picture of some Naan I made with yeast just to get people in the mood.


"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." Jim Elliot


Is this one thread or three seperate threads?

Hightech crackers from Alford and Duguid's "Flatbreads"

Grilled Gluten-Free Pizza


for whetting our appetite. I'm sorry I wasn't clear; I was hoping we could decide on whether to have SEPARATE threads or an ALL-in-ONE thread before we started. Could we do that first? Thank you.


You mean we have to make a decision?  I just want to have some fun baking bread.  How about you make the call.  I'm sure we will have fun either way.  

"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." Jim Elliot


(biting the bullet)

The list is not exhaustive.

Flatbreads (I) - leavened: Focaccia, ciabatta, naan....

Flatbreads (II) - non-leavened: Tortilla, chappati, paratha, cracker...

Flatbreads (III): Pizza

Will keep this thread open for folks to drop in their 2 cents. For the actual bake-off, please go here.