Friday, December 20, 2013

Margaritta Flat Bread

Casual holiday entertaining calls for good appetizers. Take a look at our recipe index for a great selection of appetizer recipes. Todays recipe is a flat bread recipe which is basically a thin crust pizza with light toppings.
  • 1 1/4 cups flour (a little extra to sprinkle counter with when kneading)
  • 1/2 tsp instant yeast
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 small garlic clove minced
  • 1 tsp dry Italian seasoning
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup warm tap water, (you may need to add 1-2 tablespoons more to make a smooth dough)
  1. Stir together first 5 ingredients. 
  2. Add oil and water and stir until all comes together into a dough, adding a small amount more flour or sugar to make a smooth dough. Place on a lightly floured counter and knead for a few minutes.
  3. Place smooth dough in a lightly oiled bowl. Lightly cover and allow to sit for 30 minutes.
Topping:
  • olive oil
  • garlic, crushed
  • mozzarella cheese
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, chopped fine
  • 3 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, chopped fine
  • 3 tablespoons red onion, finely chopped, optional
  • feta cheese
  1. Once dough has sat for 1/2 hour place pizza stone in oven. Turn oven on to 425º and allow pizza stone to heat as oven heats.
  2. Take dough and shape into a long oval shape. Lay it onto a piece of parchment paper. Press or roll until very thin.
  3. Rub a light topping of olive oil all over the dough.
  4. Spread with crushed garlic.
  5. Cover dough with a light layer of mozzarella cheese.
  6. Chop vegetables and basil and distribute over cheese.
  7. Sprinkle with feta cheese.
  8. Once oven reaches 425º stone will be very hot. Carefully place flat bread on the parchment directly onto hot stone.
  9. Bake for 15-18 minutes. Cut into small wedges and serve hot.

6 comments:

  1. That sounds amazing! I will be using this during my holiday entertaining.

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  2. Looks amazing, Alison's favorite pizza!

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  3. That looks so good. I don't have a pizza stone. Does it make a noticeable difference baking it in a metal pizza pan?
    Thanks,
    JB

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    1. Julie, it will work well on a pizza pan too. Enjoy!

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  4. That sounds and looks delicious Kathy! Can't wait to try this.

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  5. Made this recipe this past week and my family gobbled it up. Delish! Substituted dried basil for the fresh basil. Sprinkled it lightly on top. I also don't have a pizza stone but did use a baking sheet which typically does well with browning the bottom of baked goods. Thanks for your blog. Also a KS Mennonite who loves to cook!

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