Made using flour, salt and water, these flatbreads were a staple food in ancient Egyptian diets as they were cheap and easy to make. Most people had them every day,
and now they make a perfect side dish to go with dips and meals.
Follow a recipe; follow food safety & hygiene rules; use a sieve; use measuring spoons, use a measuring jug to measure liquid, shape dough; use and oven (with adult supervision), tidy away
Mixing bowl, wooden spoon, measuring jug, clean tea towel, rolling pin, baking sheet, greaseproof paper.
Ingredients (serves 12 children):
- 500g flour
- 2 teaspoons of salt
- 300ml water
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- Mix together the four and salt in a large bowl.
- Gradually pour in the water and the oil.
- Knead the mixture into a dough until it is really smooth.
- Cover the bowl with a clean tea towel and leave for 30-40minutes to ‘rest’.
- Divide the mixture into 8 even sized balls and roll them out to about 1cm thick.
- Place the flat breads on a lined baking tray, then cook in the oven at 200Cfor 15 minutes.
- Allow to cool before eating!
So thinking about Egyptian Flatbreads...
Bread is a good source of complex carbohydrates which gives us energy. It is also a good source of fibre and B vitamins. In general, wholemeal and whole-grain flours/bread tend to be more nutritious than white, and they also contain more fibre.
|-||Energy||739kJ / 175kcal||5%|
per 71g serving
% of an adult's reference intake
Typical values per 100g: Energy 1046kJ / 248kcal
A traffic light system is used on nutrition labels to make it easier to see which foods and drinks are lower in calories, fat, sugar and salt. Try and choose more ‘greens’ and ‘ambers’ and fewer ‘reds’, and stick to smaller portions of ‘reds’.
Just because a recipe or a food has a red traffic light doesn’t mean you shouldn’t eat it. Understanding why a food or recipe might have a red light can be helpful. For example oily fish is high in total fat and so any recipe containing oily fish is likely to be ‘red’ for fat. But it is recommended that we eat oily fish at least once a week because the type of fat it contains is beneficial for our health.
% Reference Intakes are also shown. Reference Intakes are guidelines about the approximate amount of particular nutrients and energy required for a healthy diet (based on an average-sized woman doing an average amount of physical activity). Most children will require less than these Reference Intakes. The contribution of one serving of a food or drink to the Reference Intake for each nutrient is expressed as a percentage.