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Unleavened Bread Recipe
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How to Make Unleavened Bread Recipe

This unleavened bread is perfect when you are in a hurry or you just don’t want to spend too much time waiting for the dough to rise. It can successfully replace naan or other traditional flatbreads.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Hebrew
Keyword: Bread, Unleavened
Servings: 7
Calories: 199kcal


  • Bowl
  • non-stick pan
  • roller pin
  • Stove


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cold water + more if necessary
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt


  • In a large bowl, combine the salt and flour.
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  • Add the water and mix with a fork until the flour is wet. If it doesn’t come together, add small splashes of water until everything begins to bind. Stir in the oil.
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  • Now it’s the time to start using your hands. Place the dough ball onto the working surface, previously floured. Knead for about five minutes until it becomes elastic and silky.
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  • Divide the dough into 6-7 pieces that have the size of a larger golf ball.
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  • Flour again the work surface. Grab a rolling pin and roll out the dough. Roll, spin the dough and then roll again. Repeat until you get a ¼ inch thick piece of dough.
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  • Place a slightly greased non-stick pan over medium heat and wait until it’s hot.
  • Take one piece of dough and put it in the pan. Flip it over after 30 seconds. This way you will get an evenly toasted bread on both sides. After 30 seconds, flip it over again. You will notice that little air pockets will begin to appear in the bread. Now you can flip it over the third time. The bread seems puffed up now, it is time to press gently so the interior of the matzo is cooked too. It should take about 3-4 minutes in total to cook one flatbread.
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  • Repeat for the remaining dough balls.
  • Keep the bread stacked and warm between the layers of a clean cloth.
  • Enjoy!


  • Now that you have a detailed answer for the question “What is unleavened bread?”, you should know that it can be served as it is or you may enjoy it as pita bread for Greek Gyros, naan for Indian curries or as a wrap and fill it with whatever your taste buds desire.
  • This unleavened bread recipe works very well with gluten free flour mixes. It is possible you will need more flour to roll it out, just add until the dough doesn’t stick to the working surface. The texture of gluten-free flour rolls will be different, maybe a bit chewy. Also the shape may differ because the dough is not that elastic and you won’t be able to roll it into a round. Almond flour is not an option for this recipe, it is possible that the dough won’t bind in the right way.
  • If you want more fibers in your bread, use whole wheat flour. This type of flour requires more water so add a splash at a time until the dough comes together.
  • For a different taste, use vegetable or whole milk, your bread will be sweeter. Also olive oil may be replaced with melted butter. Even coconut oil works great if you want to stick with the vegan formula. Vegetable milk and coconut oil are great alternatives to the authentic recipe.
  • Depending on the way you want to use this bread, you may cook it to be crispier or softer. On the assumption that you want a crisp bread to dunk it into a curry or stew, roll it thinner and cook on higher temperature. When you plan to use it as a wrap, you will need a softer and pliable texture. Keep the temperature lower and place the bread between paper towels after removing from heat. This will create a bit of moisture which will help it remain flexible.
  • Give this recipe a try and I can guarantee that you won’t be disappointed. It is delicious and easy to make. You will certainly cook it more than once.


Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 27.3g | Protein: 3.7g | Fat: 8.4g