This easy sourdough flatbread recipe is made with only a few simple ingredients. It is a no wait recipe that can be made with fed sourdough starter instantly. Perfect for my non-preplanning self!
I did this blog post, and video tutorial, in collaboration with some of my blogger friends. Make sure to read all the way to the end to try out their delicious winter appetizers!
Easy Sourdough Recipes
When I first started my sourdough starter back in 2010, I was super excited to start making sourdough bread. Who wouldn’t be?! It makes the grains more gut healthy, and fermenting creates a depth of flavor that you just can’t find in store bought packages. The process of slow fermenting with the native yeasts just has an artisanal flavor that you can’t buy. Unless, of course, you live in a super cool area where people are selling homemade sourdough bread!
If you are a real-food foodie like myself, you probably know that sourdough bread takes a lot of pre-planning. Do you want to have fresh-from-the-oven homemade bread this Saturday? Well, I hope you started thinking about that desire on Thursday!
Me, personally? I’m not much of a planner. I love sourdough bread as much as the next traditional foods gal, but guess how often we actually have it??
It wasn’t long into my sourdough journey that I discovered there is such thing as no-wait sourdough recipes. As long as you have enough starter to pull from, you can instantly have long fermented grains in the form of sourdough pancakes, the sourdough skillet dinner, sourdough pizza crust and of course this sourdough flatbread! Hallelujah.
What is long-fermented sourdough?
Have you ever heard of phytic acid? Basically, its an antinutrient found in grains, beans and nuts that interferes with the absorption of certain nutrients. They are present on grains to keep them from spoiling.
There is a reason they are there, but there is also good evidence that our bodies weren’t meant to handle them. Proper preparation of grains eliminates most, if not all, of the phytic acid in offending foods.
This is the very reason traditional cultures soaked and fermented their grains, seeds and beans. These days we’ve lost that art. And, what have we found? People can’t handle grains anymore.
Long fermented sourdough is a process of giving grains time to ferment and sour. This helps to remove the antinutrients. Also, a healthy starter is comprised of native yeasts so long fermentation gives the baked good a chance to rise, without adding any additional yeast. No little packet of instant yeast needed!
Most recipes on the internet claim to be “sourdough” but actually only call for a cup or two of fresh starter and then make up the rest of the recipe with flour. If the gut healthy benefits come from long fermenting grains, this doesn’t do you any good. Sure, a tiny portion of the recipe is made up of fermented grains (the sourdough starter) but the majority is just milled wheat (the flour) that has had zero time to ferment and sour.
What is a no wait sourdough recipe?
As long as you are keeping and maintaining a good sized bowl of sourdough starter, you can make a long fermented recipe, instantly?
How the heck is that even possible?
Well, when you put your starter back in the fridge you first fed it with a little flour and water. Then you allowed it to sit and out get bubbly all night (or day) long. What you have in that bowl is ground grains teaming with beneficial bacteria. Long fermented and fully soured!
If the only flour in the whole recipe comes from that bowl, you, my friend, have the makings for a no wait sourdough recipe. And since normally I dont have two days to wait for bread, this is a very good thing. Just make sure you always leave a starter in the bowl, to feed, maintain and have for your next recipe!
I have had my little beloved sourdough pet for over 8 years now!
Easy Sourdough Flatbread
This easy sourdough flatbread is one of these such no-wait sourdough recipes. I have been playing around with some form of it for a little while now. But, the basic premise is…take a little fed sourdough starter, add some garlic, herbs, spices and salt and bake until crispy.
You can use it as bread to make sandwiches on, or serve them as a healthy, whole grain, long fermented appetizers. You could even cut them in large chunks and use them as croutons for a salad.
They are a perfect little afternoon snack for kids, or late night salt craving satisfier for adults.
Easy Sourdough Flatbread Ingredients
2 cups sourdough starter
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup fresh herbs, like rosemary, sage, basil or oregano
Easy Sourdough Flatbread Instructions
- Preheat a pizza stone, or cast iron skillet, at 400 degrees.
- Pour the starter mixture on the preheated stone in long, flatbread-ish, shapes.
- Drizzle with one tablespoon olive oil.
- Add the minced garlic.
- Bake for about 10 minutes at 400 degrees, or until cooked through.
- Drizzle with the rest of olive oil and the chopped fresh herbs.
- Sprinkle on additional salt to taste.
- Slice them in strips and add them to a pretty basket to take to a party, or just enjoy as is!
Herb and Garlic Sourdough Flatbread | NO WAIT SOURDOUGH RECIPES | Long Fermented Sourdough Recipes Video
Other Farmhouse on Boone sourdough recipes
Sourdough Pancakes (no wait)
Easy Sourdough Pizza Crust (no wait)
Sourdough Skillet (no wait)
Cinnamon Maple Sourdough Apple Pie (no wait)
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Easy Sourdough Flatbread
- 2 cups sourdough starter
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/4 cup fresh herbs like rosemary, sage, basil or oregano
Preheat a pizza stone, or cast iron skillet, at 400 degrees.
Pour the starter mixture on the preheated stone in long, flatbread-ish, shapes.
Drizzle with one tablespoon olive oil.
Add the minced garlic.
Bake for about 10 minutes at 400 degrees, or until cooked through.
Drizzle with the rest of olive oil and the chopped fresh herbs.
Sprinkle on additional salt to taste.
Slice them in strips and add them to a pretty basket to take to a party, or just enjoy as is!
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