Flatbreads are a popular choice all around the world because they are easy to use, healthy and delicious. But did you know that different cultures enjoy eating flatbreads in unique ways? Whether you live in Australia, India, the Middle East or anywhere else, chances are you might eat these delicious treats in a way that’s special just to you. Follow the breadcrumbs below to find out more.
Let’s start with the basics – what exactly is flatbread?
In simple terms, flatbread is a bread made with three ingredients: flour, water and salt. Once combined, the mixture is thoroughly rolled into flattened dough and then traditionally cooked in a brick oven. Flatbreads will vary in thickness, with most ranging from below one millimeter to a few centimeters. This means that they are super easy to eat without being sliced.
What can you make with flatbread?
One of the best things about flatbread is that it’s extremely versatile, meaning it can be eaten in any way. This allows bakers in different countries to create gourmet meals that fit with their culture.
You might be familiar with some of the following:
Naan is a delicious, oven-baked flatbread that is commonly eaten in countries such as India and Afghanistan. It can be made with yeast (leavened) or without yeast (unleavened) depending on personal preference. Often served as an accompaniment to curries and other dishes, naan makes for a flavourful addition to meals and has a soft, doughy texture.
If you enjoy Spanish or Mexican cuisine, then you’ll likely be a big fan of the tortilla. This tasty flatbread was first made by the indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica and remains a staple food throughout South America and other parts of the world. In Spanish, tortilla means ‘small cake’, which is no surprise given it tastes so great.
Pizza is a flatbread delicacy that can be traced back to early European culture, and has since grown in popularity throughout the world. Chefs will spread tomato sauce over a flatbread base, before adding toppings of cheese, salami, ham, olives, capiscum, onion and just about anything else that you can think of. Margherita, capricciosa, pepperoni… The list goes on and on.
- Healthy wraps
Flatbreads are often used in Australia to make tasty wraps that are great for health-conscious eaters. The reason being that they can easily be filled with fresh salad, lean meats, vegetables and sauces. Whether it’s for an energy boost or a bite of flavour, healthy wraps made from flatbread are always a winner.
Purchase Suprima flatbread products online
If you want to introduce a variety of exciting flatbread options to your menu, then Suprima is here to help. We supply frozen flatbread dough to businesses that want to lower overheads and reduce preparation times. Our products are easy-to-use and always produce great results. Serve healthy wraps, pizza, pocket bread, naan, tortillas and more to your customers with our impressive range. Give our Sydney office a call at 02 8796 9300 or send us an email at email@example.com and we will return your enquiry as soon as possible.