This recipe is an old family favorite. A crisp and sweet flatbread that's fried on the griddle. Everyone in my family loves it!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 roti
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, stir together flour, salt and water until a soft dough is formed. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead briefly. Divide dough into golf ball size pieces and cover with a damp cloth or plastic wrap.

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  • Select a ball of dough and roll out until very thin but not torn. Sprinkle lightly and evenly with sugar. Fold up dough into a small square and roll out again until thin.

  • Heat a lightly oiled griddle over medium heat. Place the rolled dough onto the pan and cook for 1/2 to 1 minute on each side until golden. Serve immediately. Repeat until all dough balls have been rolled and cooked.

Nutrition Facts

102 calories; protein 2.2g 4% DV; carbohydrates 20.1g 7% DV; fat 1.4g 2% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 48.9mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2006
This bread was very good, and I like the fact that I didn't have to make a special trip to the store to get the ingredients! I intend to serve this as an after school snack! I really enjoyed this recipe, once I made the following adjustments: I had to add a BIT more water (gradually) so that I could work with the dough. The recipe didn't specify to do so, but I did chill the dough prior to baking, with good results. Also, I added the "three sisters," cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, to the sugar I put on the dough. I also doubled this recipe, and it was BARELY enough, everyone liked it so well! I followed the directions for rolling out and frying, but after about four of them, mine were too doughy, and I personally don't like oil, so I took the rest of the flattened balls (I rolled all of them and the flattened them all at once), laid them out and cut them into strips with a pizza cutter and baked at 345 until golden! Served with honey butter, and both blackberry and strawberry preserves (and vanilla ice cream), these went faster than I could bake them! The next time I make this recipe, I'm going to try baking small rounds of it over inverted ramikens to make little edible dessert bowls. This is a keeper! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/05/2007
you need to sprinkle this with sugar at the end or it is just a tortilla. and dont roll them out thin roll them out medium. Read More
(17)
69 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2006
This bread was very good, and I like the fact that I didn't have to make a special trip to the store to get the ingredients! I intend to serve this as an after school snack! I really enjoyed this recipe, once I made the following adjustments: I had to add a BIT more water (gradually) so that I could work with the dough. The recipe didn't specify to do so, but I did chill the dough prior to baking, with good results. Also, I added the "three sisters," cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, to the sugar I put on the dough. I also doubled this recipe, and it was BARELY enough, everyone liked it so well! I followed the directions for rolling out and frying, but after about four of them, mine were too doughy, and I personally don't like oil, so I took the rest of the flattened balls (I rolled all of them and the flattened them all at once), laid them out and cut them into strips with a pizza cutter and baked at 345 until golden! Served with honey butter, and both blackberry and strawberry preserves (and vanilla ice cream), these went faster than I could bake them! The next time I make this recipe, I'm going to try baking small rounds of it over inverted ramikens to make little edible dessert bowls. This is a keeper! Read More
(91)
Rating: 4 stars
04/14/2003
I substituted flour for pancake mix. I was looking for an easy recipe for my fiance' to make. I rolled them a little thinner than recipe called for and fried them as directed. They were very good even with pancake mix. I then mixed some butter and honey together to make honey butter and dipped the bread into the butter. MMM! Read More
(41)
Rating: 4 stars
08/03/2003
Very simple to make. I substituted 1/4 of the flour with whole wheat pastry flour and liked the "nutty" taste that resulted. Very similar to chapatti just sweeter. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2006
This recipe was so easy and wonderful. Tip: I added sliced banannas to the center before re-rolling it and it tastes just like bananna roti I used to eat in Chaing Mai Thailand. Drizzle some sweetend condensend milk on top for the truly authentic version. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(25)
Rating: 4 stars
04/14/2003
Really good and simple since these ingredients are always on hand. Also can be made more or less sweet with the amount of sugar added. Requires some messy rolling however. Read More
(19)
Rating: 3 stars
11/04/2007
you need to sprinkle this with sugar at the end or it is just a tortilla. and dont roll them out thin roll them out medium. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2006
i liked this a lot. its REALLY delicious if u use brown sugar too- but keep it away frum the edges and really coat it in flour so the sugar doesnt burn. i rolled it in some cornmeal also for added flavor and crunch. after making the balls i just made however many of the breads i wanted then refridgerated the rest for when i wanted to make some. My only complaint is that it takes a lot of effort to roll it thin. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2007
This was great! it reminded me of a flat version of pita bread. the only thing I would do different next time is add more sugar and roll it paper thing before cooking it. I will be making it again. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2011
I really liked this recipe. I used cinnamon and sugar to make this a great flat bread to put my favorite fruit pie filling on: Apple. These also go well with apple butter peaches and just about any other fruit one can think of to make a quick easy dessert. Read More
(8)
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