I’ve never met a person who did not *love* roti bread. I mean, it’s toasty, flaky and you can flavour it any which way you like. So what if I told you can make roti without getting your hands dirty in literally a minute from scratch? I mean, the flour is in the bag, and a couple of minutes later, you have a piping hot, puffed up, toasted roti staring at you? I know, it sounds crazy. And trust me, I thought it was too good to be true. But then I saw the Rotimatic at work, and that is exactly what is does! The Rotimatic is truly a one-of-a-kind invention (I’ve never seen anything like it!) with 37 patents and 8 years of research and development to bring it to life, it’s like a little bench top robot that does every part of the bread making process for you. And it learns. Every time you make flat bread, it learns about the ingredients you’re using and it adapts to making the perfect product from them each time. The Rotimatic is also connected to wifi so it can do software updates, and it can troubleshoot if issues arise. The machine is 'AI' enabled so it actually mimics human judgement while kneading the dough, the third time I used it, it told me it could sense the dough wasn’t the correct consistency to give me a perfect roti, and to remove it from the dough hatch so it could start again. CRAZY RIGHT?!
Even though it sounds so fancy, it’s really simple to use. I like that you can control every component of the bread from the ingredients used, to how much water and oil you’d like in the roti. Roti is typically made with ‘Atta’ flour which is a type of wholemeal flour which is high in fibre and lower GI than plain flour, and the Rotimatic works perfectly with this sturdier, slightly bulkier flour. You can also add spices to your flour mix and opt for olive oil like I do to make the healthiest bread possible. Because the technology is so advanced, there’s updates coming that will allow gluten-free flours (other than millet flour) to be used as well. I have to admit, since getting this kitchen appliance to test out, I’ve been swapping normal sliced bread for flatbread for my sandwiches and soups. I mean, who wouldn’t choose freshly baked warm bread if they had it in front of them?! In addition to roti, you can make puri which is another type of Indian bread and very shortly, the software will allow you to make tortillas, pizza bases and wraps too! Imagine the possibilities from ‘golden flatbreads’ made with turmeric to green wraps made with spinach powder, adding extra antioxidants and nutrients to every piece of bread you enjoy.
Currently the Rotimatics of the world, in homes in Australia, Singapore, US, UK, New Zealand and Canada, make more than one million roti per month which just blows my mind. It wasn’t until I started looking into flatbread that I found that it is a staple in many cultures, 25% of the world’s population to be exact. And considering the emphasis on health in recent times, it’s pretty plain to see why so many are investing in a Rotimatic, they can control the quality and exact ingredients of one of the most frequently consumed components of their diet – bread, while maintaining the convenience of store-bought varieties. You can check out more about the Rotimatic here and in the meantime, I’ll be churning out flatbreads for everyone in my family, my friends and allllllll the neighbours in the street who have loved them so far! You can just call me ‘baker’ from now on ;)
This post is in partnership with Rotimatic however, as always, all opinions and thoughts are honest and my own.