Simple Rustic Sourdough Flatbread
Hand-stretched and cooked in a cast iron for fabulous taste and texture. Shop for sourdough starters.
  • 3 1/2 to 4cups organic sprouted red wheat flour
  • 1teaspoon salt
  • 1cup sourdough starter
  • 1tablespoons olive oil
  • Additional olive oil
  1. In a stand mixer with dough hook attached, mix 3 cups of flour with the salt.
  2. In a large measuring cup or small mixing bowl with a pouring spout, combine the sourdough starter, water, and 2 tablespoons olive oil.
  3. With the mixer running, slowly pour the starter mixture into the flour and salt mixture. Mix for about 1 minute or until a very wet dough forms.
  4. Slowly add additional flour, ΒΌ cup at a time, and allow to mix about 30 seconds after each addition. The dough should feel moist and almost sticky when ready.
  5. Oil a bowl with olive oil and place the dough in the bowl to rise for 8-12 hours.
  6. After the dough has risen, punch it down and place on a lightly oiled counter. Divide the dough into 16 equal pieces, and with oiled hands, form each piece into a ball. Let the dough balls rest for 1-2 hours.
  7. Heat a heavy cast iron over medium low heat. With oiled hands, gently press one ball of dough into a disk, then continue to turn and stretch the dough into a flat round.
  8. Place the dough round on the hot skillet and allow to cook on the first side for about 2 minutes, or until it no longer looks moist on top. Flip the bread over and cook an additional minute or so until spotted brown. Repeat with each dough ball.
  9. Place cooked flatbreads on a cooling rack and cover with a tea towel until all the flatbreads are finished. Enjoy!