Stinging nettle flatbreads being baked on an open fire.

Quick and easy nettle flatbreads

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  • 23 Jul

    Recipe: Quick and easy nettle flatbreads

    The wide range of beneficial nutrients found in stinging nettle makes it an ideal detoxifier for the body and it has been known to gently cleanse the body of toxins.

    When foraging for stinging nettles, please wear gloves and pick the leaves from the tops of the plants.

    Boiling the nettles in well-salted water to remove their sting.

    We’ve created this recipe as part of our Cool Food project to help people make simple changes to their lives and reduce the amount of carbon in their diets.

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    SERVES 12
    Stinging nettle flatbreads being baked on an open fire.
    • 500 g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
    • 500 g natural yoghurt
    • 4 handfuls of freshly picked nettles, chopped
    1. Submerge the nettles in boiling water for 2 minutes
    2. Rinse and drain the nettles and chop them finely using a pair of scissors or a knife.
    3. Add all the flatbread ingredients to a mixing bowl and mix together with a spoon, then use clean hands to pat and bring everything together.
    4. Dust a clean work surface with flour, then tip out the dough.
    5. Knead for a minute or so to bring it all together.
    6. Dust a clean work surface and rolling pin with flour, then divide the dough into golf ball size pieces.
    7. With your hands, pat and flatten the dough, then use a rolling pin to roll each piece roughly 2mm to 3mm thick.
    8. Place the flatbreads onto a hot griddle pan or open fire, turning occasionally until each flatbread is puffed up and golden brown.
    9. Serve hot with grilled vegetables and salad.