Tip Of The Day: It’s All About The Flour

Tuscan-style Flatbread served with hummus and cucumbers for dipping.

Tuscan-style Flatbread served with hummus and cucumbers for dipping.

Don’t let anyone fool you when they say that flour is flour. Wrong. I was that person who thought that all-purpose flour was, well, all-purpose flour — until just about 30 minutes ago, when I made the same flatbread that I made about a week ago with “All-Purpose Flour” with “Blue Bird Bread Flour” instead. The gates of heaven opened up and the angels sang.  It was that good and that different!  I’m a believer, now folks. So, when it comes to bread baking, it’s all about the flour, so don’t skimp – it’s totally worth getting the good stuff.  

And here’s the recipe for the flatbread peeps!  Recipe for the hummus coming soon. 



Tuscan Flatbread - No Yeast
Great bread for dipping or to use as a wrap.
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  1. 3 cups bread flour
  2. 3 TBSP olive oil
  3. 1 TBSP salt (or more to taste)
  4. 2 TBSP baking powder
  5. 1/8 tsp baking soda
  6. 1 cup ice water
  1. Using a stand mixer, or by hand: In a large bowl combine flour, oil, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and ice water.
  2. Mix ingredients until dough is soft and all ingredients are combined.
  3. Divide dough into 4 even pieces and roll into balls.
  4. Sprinkle flour on your work surface (counter) and a bit on a rolling pin. Roll each dough ball to about 1/4 inch thick. Pierce top of dough with fork.
  5. On either an outdoor grill, or indoor grill pan, grill bread over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes on each side until nicely browned.
  6. Cut into triangles, strips or leave in once piece depending on use.
The Desert Baroness

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