Easy Soft Flatbread

Easy Soft Flatbread


This easy flatbread recipe is made with no yeast and yields beautifully soft and pliable flatbread. The dough for this recipe is very simple and easy to make requiring only 2 minutes of kneading.

It is perfect to use as pita bread, as wraps for any stuffing you like including for shawarma and gyros.


  • 2 cups (300g) plain flour (plus extra for dusting & adjusting dough)
  • ¾ cup milk (185ml)
  • 3 ½ tbsp butter (50g)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tbsp oil for cooking


  1. On a stove or in the microwave, combine the butter and milk then heat until the butter is just melted.
  2. Then combine 2 cups of flour and salt with the butter and milk mixture.
  3. Lightly dust a work surface with flour then knead for about 2-3 minutes until the dough is smooth. (You can add a little extra flour if the dough is too sticky.)
  4. Wrap the dough with cling wrap and allow to rest at room temperature for about 30 minutes.
  5. Then dust a benchtop with flour, cut dough into 4 pieces, roll into balls.
  6. Working one piece at a time, flatten one ball out with the palms of your hands. Then use a rolling pin to roll it to about 5mm thick (about 1/8-inch).
  7. Heat about ½ tbsp. olive oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat.
  8. Place one flatbread in the pan, cook for around 1- 2 minutes – until it bubbles up then flip and cook the other side too until golden with smallish golden brown spots. Press down with a spatula if it puffs up.
  9. As one piece is cooking, roll the next piece out and repeat the steps above (working one flatbread at a time avoids them from drying out).
  10. Stack the cooked bread on a plate and keep wrapped with a clean tea towel – to keep them warm and the moisture helps soften the surface, making them even more pliable.
  11. Continue to cook with the remaining pieces.
  12. Optional serving suggestion: lightly brush the bread with olive oil or melted butter, or with melted butter mixed with minced garlic for a garlic butter version.
  13. Serve and enjoy.