How to Make Bread with just Water and Flour

It’s a pleasure to wake up to the smell of fresh bread. You can make this happen by using water and flour.

In this article, you will find some recipes that only use these two ingredients. They are simple, cheap, and easy to make at home.

Easy flour tortillas

It is a healthy way to make homemade tortillas. They are soft, chewy and do not crack when stuffed. It is a no fat and no additive recipe. They puff well when cooking. You can serve them with grilled meat.

This recipe is by Carine, and you can find it on her food blog, Sweet as Honey.

Some rules to make the best tortillas are:

  • Use lukewarm water.
  • Use a pancake maker.
  • Make sure the pan is hot before adding the batter.
  • Do not add oil to the pan.
  • Use all-purpose flour.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes

The ingredients you need to make the easy flour tortillas are:

  • 2 cups of white flour
  • ¾ cups of lukewarm water

How to prepare the easy flour tortillas:

  • Add flour to a bowl. Add warm water while you are kneading the dough.
  • Keep adding water so that it becomes an elastic ball.
  • If the dough is too dry, add more water. If the dough is too wet, add more flour.
  • Divide the dough ball into four parts.
  • Roll the balls on a hard surface with some flour to make them flat.
  • Warm the pan for about 90 seconds but don’t add any oil to it.
  • Put the tortilla on the pan and cook it for about 90 seconds. Flip it over and cook it for another 90 seconds. Use a spatula to push down in the middle to help them puff up.
  • Do the same for all the tortillas and enjoy!

Colin’s Flatbread

This traditional flatbread is easy to make and it tastes great.

This recipe is by ColinP and you can find it on Allrecipes.

Ingredients for this flatbread are:

  • Plain flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • Water

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Total time: 15 minutes

Instructions on how to make this bread are:

  • In a bowl, mix together flour, water, and salt. Stir until the ingredients are combined to form a dough. If the dough is too sticky, add more flour. If it is too thick, add more water.
  • If the dough is too sticky, add more flour. Knead the dough well after adding the flour.
  • On a metal tray, pat the dough flat on it.
  • Put the tray on the stove and heat it.

Quick Flatbreads by Jo Ingleby

This recipe is great when you serve it fresh and soft. You can either eat it by itself or with stew or soup. This recipe is from Jo Ingleby. With this recipe, you can make between 4-6 flatbreads.

You can click here for this recipe in detail.

Preparation time: less than 30 minutes

Cooking time: 10-30 minutes

Ingredients needed to make this flatbread are:

  • 200 grams of flour.
  • ¼ teaspoons of salt
  • 100 ml of warm water
  • You will need 2 tablespoons of olive or vegetable oil and some extra oil for cooking.

Instructions for making the bread are:

  • In a mixing dish, combine flour and salt with a few drops of water.
  • Mix water and flour together to make a dough.
  • If the dough is too sticky, add some flour. If it is too dry, add water. Knead the dough until it is smooth.
  • Knead the dough for five minutes. Do it in a bowl or on a clean surface.
  • You can either cook the dough right away or wait for half an hour.
  • Divide the dough into even parts.
  • Heat the pan. Put oil on it. Cook each side for two minutes (until they are brown).
  • Wrap them in foil or a tea towel while they’re still hot to keep them warm.

Some recipe tips for this recipe are:

You can roll them out and freeze them in a stack. You will need some greaseproof paper between them, so they do not stick.

Omani bread (khubz)

This Arabic bread is delicious and different. Its dough needs to be sticky or wet like pancake batter. This results in a bread that is thin and lovely. You can eat the bread with some beaten rice dish, madrouba.

You can serve this bread for breakfast with cheese and eggs. It goes well with anything. This recipe will make about six pieces of this bread.

This bread is by Darlene at International cuisine.

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 2 minutes

Total time: 7 minutes

Ingredients needed to make this bread are:

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 teaspoon of salt


  • Put flour and salt next to each other. Add water slowly to the mix.
  • If you want to make dough that is sticky, make it with your palms on a hot griddle.
  • But if you want to make it, it needs to be thin. Add more water so that the mixture is combined well.
  • Heat the skillet on medium-high heat.
  • After you have made a circle with the dough, when the bread is brown from being cooked on the bottom, use a scraper to loosen and remove it.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!

Maori bread

“It is a traditional Maori recipe.” It has a doughnut consistency.

This recipe can be found in detail on JuliettevanSon.

Ingredients for the Maori rice are:

  • 3 ½ cups of self-rising flour
  • ½ teaspoons of salt
  • Coldwater
  • Oil

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes

Instructions on how to make this bread are:

  • In a bowl, measure out the flour. Add water until the dough is soft. Mix with a wooden spoon.
  • Roll the dough on a surface that has some flour.
  • Put each piece of dough into the size you want. Put them in hot oil, and cook them until they are golden on both sides.

Roti Recipe

Naan is a flatbread that is often served with Indian, Thai, or Malaysian food. This traditional recipe is easy to follow and make. It is quick and straightforward, and it tastes delicious.

This recipe is by Nichola Palmer.

Ingredients needed to make this Roti recipe:

  • 225g of plain flour either white or wholemeal
  • Water
  • ½ teaspoons of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil + extra to grease the pan.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes

Instructions on the preparation of this recipe:

  • In a mixing dish, combine flour, salt, and oil. Next, add water. If the dough is dry, add additional water; if it’s too wet, add some flour.
  • Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth. Cover the dough with a film and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  • Cut the dough into six pieces. Then, roll each piece into a ball.
  • Heat the pan over medium-high heat. Place a roti in the pan and grease it with some oil.
  • Fry for a minute or two on each side, until it begins to puff up and turn brown on the other side.

Homemade Matzah

This recipe is perfect for any time and any occasion. It is quick to make, and it has a great taste. You can pair it with olive oil and salt for a savoury snack.

This recipe is by Elaine, and you can find more details on her blog, food parsed.

Ingredients in making the bread are:

  • 1/3 cup of water
  • 1cup of flour + 2 tablespoons for rolling

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 5 minutes

Total time: 15 minutes


  • To start, put a baking sheet in the oven and preheat it to 475 degrees.
  • Prepare a flour-and-water paste for the dough, as well as a rolling pin and fork.
  • If you are keeping kosher, set the timer to be between 16-18 minutes. Then start it.
  • Mix the flour and water together until the dough is smooth.
  • Dough is very sticky and it can be hard to get it into four balls. You can use a fork or your fingers to shape them.
  • Pierce the bread with a fork 25 times on both sides so that it does not rise up.
  • You have five minutes left on the timer. Take the baking sheet out of the oven.
  • Place the slices of bread on a baking sheet.
  • Baked and flipped, the bread pieces should be brown and crisp.

Wrapping up with easy ways on how to make bread with water and flour

The delicious Roti, matzah, and other recipes that were shared with you today are easy to make. They taste great, and it is fun to try them out, whether in your oven or in your bread maker.

You can mix up the ingredients for variety and make something completely different each time.

Making your own bread is a fun way to experiment with ingredients and start a new hobby.

It can be a great addition to your repertoire of skills, and it provides a way to save money on groceries.

You can eat fresh-baked bread on its own, with some butter, or make a sandwich out of it. The possibilities are endless!