Sesame Flatbreads with Salted Honey Butter

[Photograph: Carrie Vasios Mullins]

These soft and chewy flatbreads are accompanied by an easy, but addictive, salted honey butter.

About the author: Carrie Vasios Mullins is the editor of Serious Eats: Sweets. She likes to peruse her large collection of cookbooks while eating jam from the jar. You can follow her on Twitter @carrievasios

Sesame Flatbreads with Salted Honey Butter

About This Recipe

Yield:makes 16 flatbreads
Active time:20 minutes
Total time:1 hour 20 minutes
Special equipment:mixing bowls, whisk, rolling pin, griddle or large sauce pan
This recipe appears in: Wake and Bake: Sesame Flatbreads with Salted Honey Butter


  • For Flatbreads
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • For Salted Honey Butter
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon large flake sea salt, such as Maldon, or to taste


  1. 1

    To make flatbreads: In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sesame seeds, salt, yeast, and sugar. Add water and stir together until mixture comes together. Form dough into a ball and knead for 3 minutes. Coat ball of dough with olive oil, place in a clean bowl, cover with a dish towel, and let sit until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

  2. 2

    When dough has doubled, take from bowl and knead for 1 minute. Pull apart into 16 pieces. On a clean, lightly floured surface, roll out one piece of dough until it is 1/4-inch thick. It doesn't have to be a perfect circle. Continue with remaining dough, loosely stacking them on a place or baking sheet if necessary.

  3. 3

    Place griddle or large, shallow pan over high heat until a fleck of water dropped onto the surface sizzles. Place one flatbread on pan and let cook until browned in spots, about 1 1/2 minutes. Flip and cook on other side until slightly puffed and cooked though, about another 1 1/2 minutes. Place flatbread on a plate and cover with a dish towel to keep warm while you cook the remaining dough.

  4. 4

    To make butter: In a medium bowl, whisk together butter and honey until combined. Whisk in 1/4 teaspoon salt, reserving the rest to sprinkle over the flatbreads as desired.

  5. 5

    To serve: Serve the flatbreads while warm, with honey butter on the side.


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