14 January 2011

Coconut Flatbread

I saw coconut flour in the store the other day, and I had to have it. Partly because I have ADHD "impulsivity type" and partly because I love coconut. Unfortunately, because I also have ADHD "inattentive type" I forgot I owned it until today. Fortunately, I did remember today because I was eating Indian food for lunch and I needed some naan-type stuff to eat it with. (No, there will not be Indian recipes forthcoming. This is the Slap-Dash Chef, after all, and I get my Indian sauces from jars at Trader Joe's. Takes 5 minutes or less.)

But...but...naan has yeast in it. :( All the recipes I found were very, very yeasty and took too long. So I grabbed a tortilla recipe and modified it instead. :D The result was neither naan nor tortilla but something totally deliciously awesome that is its own thing. Something that with a dash of cinnamon and sugar could be a dessert, but was flavorful and nice on its own. I shall call it...

Coconut Flatbread

2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup coconut flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar
3/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup slightly soft butter
1 cup hot water

butter for cooking

Combine dry ingredients, then cut in shortening and butter until mixture is crumbly. Pour the water in and knead the mixture. Make sure to work in the dough clinging to the sides. Roll into a large ball. You can let the dough rest for an hour, or if you're impatient like me, just break it into 10 bits and  roll them into balls. Flatten them out with a rolling pin and place one at a time into a hot buttered skillet for a minute or so each side. Serve with dinner or dessert!

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