Tender folded whole wheat flatbreads

Whole wheat flatbread

Whole wheat flatbread

I have to be at work very early this morning for the dreaded brunch shift. So I woke up at the crack of dawn, and then I Made Wise Use of My Time. I Made Smart Choices. That’s right, I sat on the couch and played lego star wars with Malcolm. I was Boba Fett, which is cool, because I had a jet pack (!) but it was very discombobulating because all of a sudden I was fighting Boba Fett, and I didn’t know which one was me, and then Malcolm was Boba Fett. What a tizzy! And now, since my scheduled start time draws on apace and I’m way too old for a tardiness scolding, I’ll keep it mercifully brief. Much as Boba Fett has many incarnations, as we go through life we progress through stages of being. From mewling and puking infant through reluctant schoolboy and to, well, I can’t remember all the rest. And all of these stages can be brought back in an instant with a few notes of a song. Our history folds in on itself at the sound of a melody we listened to incessantly in our younger days. People and parties and jobs and long days of school all come crowding back to us in the form of a familiar refrain. So for this week’s interactive playlist, we’re asking you to pick one song from each decade of your life. Don’t over think it! It doesn’t have to be your favorite song, or the one you listened to the most. Just the song that first comes to mind when you think of a certain time in your life. Leave it in the comments, or add it to our playlist, here.

These flatbreads are partially made with whole wheat flour. They have a nice consistency – tender inside, crispy outside. Buttery and yummy. They’re folded over, so you can tuck things inside of them. Which is the most fun way to eat!!

1 t yeast
1 T sugar
2 T flour
1/2 cup warm water

3 T olive oil
1 egg
1 cup warm milk
1 cup white flour
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 t salt

about 4 T frozen butter

Combine the yeast, sugar, 2 T flour and warm water in a large bowl. Leave in a warm place 15 minutes to half an hour to get frothy.

Add the olive oil, egg, and milk, and beat till combined.

Add the flours and salt. When you can no longer stir, get your hands in there and pull everything together. You should have a soft workable dough. Add a bit of water or flour, if necessary, to get the right consistency. Knead for about seven minutes.

Lightly oil a large bowl, and drop the dough in, rolling it around to coat each side. Cover with a damp towel and leave in a warm place to double in bulk, 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Punch/fold down, and leave for about another 45 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 450, and put two large baking sheets in to warm. Divide the dough into six pieces. Roll a ball of dough to be about 1/4 inch thick and 10 inches in diameter. Grate a little frozen butter on half, and fold it over like a half moon. Very lightly press the edges, but don’t seal them too tightly. Repeat with each ball of dough.

When the oven is hot, arrange the half-moons of dough next to each other on the baking sheets. Bake for seven to ten minutes on one side, till they become brown on the bottom. The butter should leak out and coat the bottom of each. Turn and cook for another few minutes to brown the other side.

Let cool enough to handle, and eat!


4 thoughts on “Tender folded whole wheat flatbreads

  1. Good choices indeed. I’ve tried not to think too hard about these choices:

    First decade: Greig’s Cattle Call was the theme tune to a children’s programme called The Woodentops, melodic and evocative.

    Second decade: There was some excellent rhythm’n’blues around London in my teens, and I saw a lot of it. The Bishops – Mr Jones reminds me of great gigs, and the very dea of getting married was worthy of ridicule.

    Third decade was when my musical taste was heading back in time and I knew least about what was popular. The coolest thing I ever did was to go and see Curtis Mayfield at Ronnie Scott’s in London. So it’s a 60s tune reminding me of the 1980s. The Impressions – People Get Ready

    Fourth decade: Moved up to Leeds to study social work, I started making friends, going out and being happier again. This was on the radio a lot when I was writing my dissertation and is a tune of its time. Dodgy – Good Enough

    Fifth decade: Love, marriage, children ! Mika –Grace Kelly was no.1 in the charts over here when my little girl wasborn, and Helen often puts the album on when it’s time to involve the children in tidying up and we need a little more energy.

  2. Lovely tunes for your decades too Claire. I forgot that I’m into my sixth decade, so I’ve added Dennis Brown. It’s less than a year into this decade so this is a hopeful song rather than a representative song. Love Has Found Its Way, long may it last….

    • Ah, Daddypig! I love your response, and your tunes. Thanks for taking the time to tell us why they’re special. This was the nicest thing to come home to after a long day! THank you thank you thank you…

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