Sourdough Flatbread Recipe Is a Must-Make for Sourdough Bakers by Jan Mostrom

Sourdough Flatbread Recipe Is a Must-Make for Sourdough Bakers

Like many, I became a sourdough baker during the pandemic, and baking amazing loafs continues to this day. I do love, however, mixing it up a bit so I keep trying new recipes with both my active starter and my discard (check out these amazing sourdough discard crackers and sourdough discard biscuits.)

I was really pleased with this recipe for sourdough flatbread! The sourdough flatbread recipe was a great new way to prepare this soft bread and fill it up with some delicious toppings!

This homemade flatbread recipe takes a few hours of inactive time to allow the dough to rise, once for a long period of time and the second time for 30 minutes, so make sure to plan that into your day. Here is what you'll need to make this homemade bread for your family: all-purpose flour, water, sourdough starter, olive oil and salt.

Serve this flatbread with butter as a side dish with dinner, or use it to make a fabulous flatbread pizza

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 2 to 8 hours
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours and 10 minutes to 8 hours and 10 minutes
Servings: 10


  • 2 1/2 cups (355 g) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup (175 g) warm water
  • 2/3 cup (175 g) fed/active sourdough starter
  • 2 tablespoons (25 g) olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons (10 g) salt

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Recipe Notes

  • Warm places to let the dough rise in your house could be in your oven (not turned on!), the pantry, near a radiator, on top of the refrigerator, in an empty dryer or just on the kitchen counter away from drafts.
  • Store the bread in an airtight container on the counter. Reheat quickly in the microwave if you want it warm.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Feed your starter.
  2. When your starter is at it’s peak, add it with the flour, water, olive oil and salt to a large mixing bowl.
  3. Use a spatula or large spoon to mix the dough together. Don’t be afraid you use clean hands at the end of mixing to make sure all the flour pieces are combined into the dough.
  4. Use your wet hands to knead the dough a few times and form into a ball. Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel and place in a warm spot until the dough has doubled. This can take from 2 to 8 hours depending on how warm your kitchen is.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, dust with a bit of flour and set to the side. When the dough has risen, divide it into 10 pieces. Form the dough into 10 balls and place on the parchment with space in between each piece. Set aside to rise for 30 minutes.
  6. Preheat a griddle or skillet on medium-high. Place a bit of flour on a clean kitchen surface and, using a rolling in, roll the balls into circles as thin as possible. Don’t worry about making them at all perfect. You just want to generally make them into thin circles.
  7. Cook the bread in the hot skillets for 1 to 2 minutes per side (no greasing necessary). The bread will bubble and that is what you want.
  8. Top your warm or room-temperature flatbread with butter or any topping of your choice and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 132

Total Fat: 3.2g

Saturated Fat: 0.4g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 495mg

Total Carbohydrate: 22.3g

Dietary Fiber: 0.8g

Total Sugars: 0.3g

Protein: 3.2g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 6mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 27mg

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