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Home Made Flat Bread and Tzatziki


Dill and Cucumbers are such wonderful flavors. Add a little plain yogurt and a smear of garlic paste and you have a wonderful, healthy dip.  Grill your own homemade flat bread and enjoy the addition of the wood smoke flavor!


To make the Tzatziki, peel and seed a large cucumber. Grate the cucumber and place it in a small sieve. Sprinkle a little salt on it to force some of the liquid out of it and after a few minutes, use your hand to squeeze out the liquid.

Add the cucumber to 2 cups of plain yogurt, add a couple Tablespoons of chopped fresh dill and a teaspoon of garlic paste. Refrigerate a couple of hours so the flavors can meld and serve with warm ... right off the grill ... flat bread.

Flat Bread Recipe

Warm 2/3 cup of water and 1/2 cup of milk to about 100 degrees. Add 2 teaspoons instant yeast, 1 teaspoon of sugar and 1 Tablespoon of olive oil.  Let this sit until the yeast begins to bubble a little bit.  It just takes a few minutes.

I use my Kitchen Aid, but you can do all this by hand, if you'd like. Add 3 cups of flour to the liquid ingredients ... fold in a cup at a time.  Knead the dough for about 5 minutes.

Oil the ball of dough and place it in a warm place ... covered. In about an hour, it will have doubled in size. Punch the dough down ... cut it into a dozen portions ... and use you hands to push each portion into a flat piece of bread.

You can fry these on a dry griddle ... stove top ... or grill them outside ... or if you are fortunate enough to have an outdoor pizza oven ... bake them, turning them once.  They are delicious.

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