Recipe by Donna M.
This is a soft, fluffy flatbread similar to Taco Bell's gorditas or Quizno's Sammies. The recipe comes from King Arthur Flour.
Top Review by kahansen
I follow this recipe exactly using my KitchenAid mixer. I measure carefully and I've never had to make an adjustment. The dough pulls together very well and is easy to handle. I weigh the entire dough ball in grams and divide it by 15. I roll each round into a 5-6 inch circle and dry fry in my cast iron chicken fryer on the stove top. We eat so many of these I decided that portion control was in order! Thank you for the great recipe.
- 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 1⁄4 cups boiling water
- 1⁄2 cup potato flakes
- 1 1⁄4 teaspoons salt
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon instant yeast
Directions See How It's Made
- Place 2 cups of the flour into a bowl or the bucket of a bread machine.
- Pour the boiling water over the flour and stir until smooth.
- Cover and set mixture aside for 30 minutes.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the potato flakes, remaining 1 cup flour, salt, oil and yeast.
- Add this to the cooled flour/water mixture, stir, and knead for several minutes (by hand, mixer or bread machine) until it forms a soft dough.
- If using a bread machine, it is not necessary to let it knead the full cycle--about 5 minutes after it gets up to full speed is enough, but the full knead cycle will not hurt it.
- The dough should form a ball that is somewhat sticky.
- If kneading by hand, keep your hands and work surface lightly oiled.
- Let the dough rise, covered, for 1 hour.
- Divide dough into 8 equal pieces, about 3 ounces each, cover and let rest for 15 to 30 minutes.
- Roll each dough portion into a 7" or 8" circle.
- Dry-fry (fry without oil) over medium heat for about 1 minute per side, until puffed and flecked with brown spots.
- Adjust the heat if they seem to be cooking either too quickly or too slowly--cooking too quickly means they may be raw in the center, while too slowly will dry them out.
- Transfer the cooked breads to a wire rack, stacking them to keep them soft.
- Serve immediately, or cool slightly and then store or freeze in plastic bag.