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Simple flat breads with yoghurt, mint & sumac

Jenny Chandler

Easy-to-make Levantine bread with a vibrant yoghurt dip

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15 mins


2-3 mins






  • 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 3-4 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 six 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.

Image: John Holdship