Soft Wrap Bread

The name says it all – soft! The bread easy to make, a cinch to roll out (always a plus), and quick to cook up. I like that I didn’t have to heat up my oven to bake these, and they cooked up tender and pliable. These qualities made them perfect for this dinner I made the other night. I’m going to use some of the leftovers for the kid’s lunches and if they work out, I’ll definitely make them whole wheat next time. Thanks for reading, enjoy!

Soft Wrap Bread – adapted from King Arthur Flour

  • 3 to 3 1/4 cups (12 3/4 to 13 3/4 ounces) unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups (10 ounces) boiling water
  • 1/4 cup (1 1/2 ounces) potato flour OR 1/2 cup (5/8 ounces) potato buds or flakes
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons (7/8 ounce) vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon instant yeast

Making the Dough: Place 2 cups of the flour into a bowl or the bucket of a bread machine. Pour the boiling water over the flour, and stir till smooth. Cover the bowl or bucket and set the mixture aside for 30 minutes.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the potato flour (or flakes or buds) and 1 cup of the remaining flour with the salt, oil and yeast. Add this to the cooled flour/water mixture, stir, then knead for several minutes (by hand, mixer or bread machine) to form a soft dough. Note: You can allow the dough to go through the entire kneading cycle(s) in the bread machine, but it’s not necessary; about a 5-minute knead in the machine, once it gets up to full kneading speed, is fine. The dough should form a ball, but will remain somewhat sticky. Add additional flour only if necessary; if kneading by hand, keep your hands and work surface lightly oiled. Let the dough rise, covered, for 1 hour.

Shaping: Divide the dough into 8 pieces (each about the size of a handball, around 3 ounces), cover, and let rest for 15 to 30 minutes. Roll each piece into a 7- to 8-inch circle, and dry-fry them (fry without oil) over medium heat for about 1 minute per side, until they’re puffed and flecked with brown spots. Adjust the heat if they seem to be cooking either too quickly, or too slowly; cooking too quickly means they may be raw in the center, while too slowly will dry them out. Transfer the cooked breads to a wire rack, stacking them to keep them soft. Serve immediately, or cool slightly before storing in a plastic bag.

Update: I made the kids turkey and cheese pinwheels with the leftover bread. I recommend microwaving the bread for about 10 seconds to prevent cracks from forming.

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