Simple flat breads with yoghurt, mint & sumac

by Jenny Chandler

A simple yet tasty child--friendly summer side

Flat breads are a cinch to make and fun to get everyone involved with. You can add chopped herbs such as rosemary or sage to the dough or sprinkle with olive oil and sesame seeds while they are still warm.


200g plain flour
120ml warm water
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
200ml natural yoghurt
1 tbsp sumac
Plenty of fresh mint, finely chopped


Tip the flour, water, oil and salt into a large bowl and mix together, initially with a spoon and then with your hands.

Work the dough on a floured surface for about 3 or 4 mins until silky smooth and then set it aside. Cover with cling film if you are preparing a few hours ahead.

Now the choice is yours: heat up a heavy frying pan or fire up the barbie. Once you’re almost ready to cook and eat, divide the dough into 6 equal balls and roll out on a floured surface until just a couple of mm thick. Layer up between tea towels if you’re transporting into the garden.

Cook for about 1 min on each side, until the dough begins to bubble and brown. Serve straight away or wrap in a tea towel for a few mins to keep the bread soft.

Mix the yoghurt, mint and sumac together, and serve with the bread. 

Recipe: Jenny Chandler
Images: John Holdship