Nitpicker came into the kitchen when Devil and Mouse tried out the flat bread wrap together. When he saw them looking into the pan at a flat bread and dicussing whether it was done or not he got quite angry. “Are you guys making chapati?” he yelled.
Mouse turned round and said “No, this is Devil’s flat bread wrap, why?”
“It looks damn similar to my chapati” he replied and grabbed a finished flat bread from the plate to try. “Ah no,” he said relieved and added with the air of an expert “there is butter in them. My chapati are non-dairy. They contain oil and water only.”
“So what’s your recipe then?” Mouse asked and Nitpicker handed over his piece of paper. “I just want to point out it says flour on my piece of paper, and of course I mean whole meal flour!”
“You can use white flour or whole meal in any of the recipes, or even a mixture, if the troops baulk at whole meal and you want to sneak in something more nutritious” Mouse said. “But if you use whole meal you might have to use a tad more liquid.”
2 cups of flour, salt, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 150ml water
In a bowl mix flour and salt together. Stir in olive oil and water and knead on a flat surface until firm and elastic. If it is too dry, just wet your hands with water and knead again. The dough will feel slimy in the beginning but the water will disappear into the dough when you continue kneading. In this way you cannot overdo the amount of water. Continue until you have the desired result. Let it rest for 5 minutes. Divide into eight balls and roll out as thinnly as possible on a surface dusted with flour.
Heat a frying pan over a medium-high heat (note: no oil). Place the chapati in the pan for about 2 minutes per side. Brush with olive oil before serving.
The three Dedes were cooking the latest recipe together and Mouse and Devil discussed how similar the two recipes indeed are, though Devil didn’t like that the whole meal chapati didn’t puff as nicely as his flat bread. In his mind, of course, his recipe was miles better. Then Detail came into the kitchen said exitedly, “Oh goody, that’s another one I can make for vegan Evan!”
“It’s also good if you simply have no butter in the fridge” Mouse pointed out.”Most people always have some oil in the pantry. I am pretty sure you can use any vegetable oil if you don’t have olive oil.”
Nitpicker shook his head at how loosely Mouse interpreted his recipe. He would never dare stray from what was written down.