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    Paul Hollywood’s Seeded flatbreads with spiced pulled leg of lamb

    • Preparation time: 25 minutes plus 1-3 hours proving
    • Cooking time: 3 hours 45 minutes
    • Total time: 4 hours 10 minutes

    Serves: 6 (plus 6 extra flatbreads)


    For the slow cooked lamb:
    3 onions, sliced into 1 cm thick rings
    3 cloves garlic, sliced
    2kg Waitrose Whole leg of lamb
    1 tbsp ground cumin
    1 tbsp ground coriander
    1 tbsp garam masala
    1/2 tbsp chilli flakes
    1 tbsp chopped rosemary
    1 tsp salt
    1 tsp ground black pepper
    250ml red wine vinegar
    250ml Vegetable stock

    For the flatbreads:
    500g essential Waitrose strong white bread flour
    2 tsp salt
    2 tsp dried yeast
    1 ½ tbsp nigella or black onion seeds
    2 tbsp olive oil
    310ml cool water


    Preheat the oven to 170ºc, 

    To make the lamb:

    1. Preheat the oven to 170ºc, gas mark 3.  Scatter the sliced onions and garlic in to the bottom of a roasting tin.

    2. Mix the cumin, coriander, garam masala, chilli flakes and chopped rosemary together with the salt and pepper. Rub this onto all surfaces of the lamb, including the sides and the base. Sit the lamb on top of the onions. Pour the vinegar and stock into the base of the tray.

    3. Cover with parchment and foil, then place in the preheated oven and cook for 3 – 3 1/2 hours. Uncover and return to the oven and cook for another 45 minutes, or until the lamb is falling off the bone.

    4. Using two forks, pull the lamb away from the bone and shred the meat. Toss it with the onion and any juices. Serve with flatbreads and coleslaw.

    To make the flatbreads:

    1. Tip the flour into a large mixing bowl and add the salt to one side of the bowl and the yeast to the other. Add the Nigella seeds, the oil and 200ml of the water. Use the fingers of one hand to mix the ingredients together.

    2. Add the remaining water a little at a time until you have a soft, sticky dough and all the flour is incorporated.  You may not need all the water.

    3. Oil a clean work surface. Tip the dough onto the oil and knead for 5-10 minutes. The dough will become less sticky and feel smooth and silky when ready.

    4. Put the dough into a lightly oiled bowl. Cover until the dough has doubled in size. This will take between 1-3 hours.

    5. Tip the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Fold it inwards repeatedly until all the air is knocked out and the dough is smooth. Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a circle about 18cm in diameter.

    6. Heat a little oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Fry each flatbread for 2-3 minutes on each side, until golden brown and puffy. If the heat is too high, the outside of the bread will burn and the inside will be raw. Leave to cool slightly before serving.

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