A flatbread is a simple bread made from flattened dough. Many flatbreads are unleavened—made without yeast or sourdough culture. They can range from one millimeter to a few centimeters thick.
Flatbread was already known in Ancient Egypt and Sumer.
The term unleavened breads
can also refer to breads which are not prepared with leavening agents
. These flatbreads holds special religious significance to adherents of Judaism
. Jews consume unleavened breads such as Matzo
. They are also used in the Western Christan liturgy
when Christians celebrate the Eucharist
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