At the Courtyard, we bake our flatbreads and soup rolls on site. We are constantly looking for new ideas and new recipes to try. One of our favourite bread roll recipes is inspired by a Justin Gellatly recipe that he used to bake the 1000 buns served at the royal wedding of William and Kate in 2011. These rolls are enriched with butter and are soft and delicious, perfect with our homemade soups.
We also now serve homemade hummus with a dukkah (blend of spices and nuts) with our homebaked flatbread. This is one of the easiest breads to bake and you could easily re-create it at home.
We use a Paul Hollywood pitta style recipe which we bake in the oven.
- Pitta / Flat Bread (makes 8)
- 250g strong white bread flour
- 5g salt
- 7g instant yeast
- 160ml cool water
- 2tsp olive oil
- Extra flour for dusting
Tip the flour into a bowl and add the salt to one side and the yeast to the other. Slowly add the water and oil and mix with your hands until all the flour is incorporated. You might not need to add all of the water. Knead the dough for 5-10 minutes until it has a smooth skin. put the ball of dough into a lightly oiled bowl, cover with a tea-towel or cling film and leave to rise until it has doubled in size (at least 1 hour). Heat the oven to 220c or 200c fan and put a baking tray in to heat up. Dust your board with flour and tip out the dough. Knock out the air by folding it inwards then divide into 8 equal pieces. Shape into balls then roll flat with a rolling pin. Fit as many as you can on the baking tray and bake for 5-10 minutes. They are done as soon as they start to colour. Leave to cool or serve warm straight from the oven.