Monday, June 25, 2012

Flatbread Pizza Recipe

I found a fun recipe for flatbread on A Beautiful Mess. I loved this recipe, but after trying it out once, I made a few tweaks. You do need at least two hours to do this recipe, so make sure you start well before you plan on eating. These are great light snacks for parties! 


For the flatbread:
3 cups flour
4 tablespoons olive oil 
2 tsp salt, (sea salt if you have it)
1 tsp sugar
1 3/4 cup warm water
1 packet active dry yeast (2 1/4 tsp)


Pour the warm water into a small bowl and add the packet of yeast. Don't stir, just let the yeast bubble. 
In a separate large bowl, combine the flour, olive oil, sugar and salt. Pour the water & yeast in the large bowl, and stir until dough forms. 
Once the dough forms, knead it for about 5 minutes until it's elastic like. Set the dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a wet towel or paper towel. Let sit for an hour. 
After an hour, split the dough in half, knead for a couple minutes again, and set the two balls of dough in two lightly oiled bowls; cover with wet towels for another hour. 
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Each ball of dough can be split in two and stretched out thin. Place each on lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake the dough for about 10-15 minutes, or until dough has hardened lightly. 
Take the dough out of the oven and let cool for a couple minutes. Now it's time to add your toppings, this is where you can get creative :)
Once you've added your toppings, you can then return to the oven, and let bake for 20-30 minutes, depending on how crisp you like the flatbread. Let cool, and then you can cut into bite-size pieces.


I did a greek style flatbread for my first try. I finely chopped equal parts black olives, artichoke hearts, and roasted red peppers. I very lightly covered the dough with tomato paste. Then added the chopped ingredients and crumbled some feta cheese.






For the second flatbread, I tried out A Beautiful Mess's recipe. I lightly covered the dough in blackberry jam, then added chopped apple and crumbled feta.






Both were delish! I've also tried taking bits of chicken from a rotisserie, tossed them in BBQ sauce, and added crushed pineapple. That was a big hit! You can experiment with all sorts of ingredients; have fun with it! 


Enjoy!


<3 Lauren

2 comments:

  1. hmm this looks really yummy, thanks for sharing :)

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  2. Oh yum! This looks amazing! :)

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