The good side of spending more time at home is that athletes have more time to cook. On the top of popular recipes is homemade bread. Well, it’s good to have time because traditional, “old school” bread needs time. Time is the secret of good bread and we didn’t use to have time anymore. Bread baken in supermarkets or made of bread mixes doesn’t need time. This affects taste, quality and eventually our digestive system. Luckily, many bakeries go back to the traditional way of making bread and give the dough enough time.

There are many different types and shapes of bread. Focaccia is an easy one. For those who want to try a recipe without yeast, the Indian chapati is a good choice. And it doesn’t require that much time either.


6 servings


  • 350 g flour
  • 300 ml water (1 ⅓ cup)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 7g yeast

For toppings:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Rosemary or other herbs
  • Red onion, sliced


Mix flour, yeast and salt.

Add water and stir until a tender dough.

Let sit for 1 hr at room temperature (alternatively heat oven to 50°C, turn off heat, put dough into oven and let sit for 1 hr in the oven).

Evenly spread dough on baking sheet and let sit for another 20 min.

With your fingers, make little holes into the dough, let sit for another 10 min.

Sprinkle with herbs and olive oil.

Bake for 20-25 min at 200°C.

Nutrition information (per serving)

266 kcal

7.7 g fat

42.6 g carbohydrates

1.8 g fibre

6.2 g protein

132 mg sodium


Indian Chapati (no yeast required)