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Can’t find bread? This flatbread recipe only needs three basic ingredients

Can’t find loo roll, hand sanitisers, milk or bread?

Though we can’t help you make everything, we do have some simple food recipes you can use to create your own isolation-friendly goods.

Chef and baker Brandon Johnson has shared a flatbread recipe that looks super simple and easy to make.

Brandon, from South Dakota, posted the Navajo (Native American) flatbread recipe on Facebook where it was shared by 190,000 users.

It’s not surprising that the post was so popular, considering that this simple staple only consists of three essential ingredients; flour, butter (or oil if you can’t find butter), and baking powder.

The remaining ingredients – water and salt – are everyday household items that all families should already have access too.

What you’ll need
Navajo Flatbread, for six:

2 cups flour
1 – 1 1/4cup of lukewarm water
1 table spoon baking powder
1 tsp kosher salt
1 table spoon oil/butter/shortening

Mix dry ingredients together and add most water, mix and add water until it has the consistency of tacky pizza dough
Knead for a few minutes
Let rest in greased bowl for 30- 60 minutes
Divide into 6 pieces and roll out on floured surface thin. (Tortilla thickness)
Heat pan to 180°C
Cook until golden brown spots and flip, cooking until done
They can be made ahead and kept under a flour towel or frozen for later use.

Brandon explained that he grew up eating the food as his family was poor.

He wrote: ‘Bread shortage? This is the easiest kind of bread you can make. Costs pennies and can get you through these strange times, my family lived off these when the pickings were slim.’

Many Facebookers appreciated the idea. Other said it’s similar to other cultural staples like naan bread, rotis and chappatis.

One person commented: ‘Same as chapatis but we only use flour, salt and water. Fry either dry or with ghee or butter.’

One user shared some more information saying: ‘This is Navajo fry bread, a staple in Navajo cuisine today as a result of their people’s internment and the need of nutrients out of basic ingredients. Very similar to naan bread.’