Our recipe couldn't be simpler, and is ready in a snap. Let the dough rest overnight in the fridge, and then get creative with toppings. One recipe makes enough for three flatbreads, each of which produces a filling meal for two when served with a little something on the side. The possible toppings are almost infinite. We'll be posting several of our recipes over the next few days:
- Broccoli Rabe (Rapini) and Manchego
- Gorgonzola Dulce, Red Grapes and Walnuts
- Roasted Golden Beets, Texas Goat Cheese and Chestnut Honey
- Chickpeas, Feta and Tomatoes
- Sauteed Brussels Sprouts, Shaved Parmesan and Walnuts
- French Sorrel, Roasted Cauliflower and Crumbled Goat Cheese
1/2 tsp active dry yeast
3/4 cup lukewarm water
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 cups bread flour, plus more for dusting
- Combine yeast and water in the bowl of your mixer. Let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes.
- Add salt.
- Using dough hook, add flour all at once and mix on medium high. First, a ball will form after a few minutes. Continue until dough is smooth and satiny.
- Remove from mixer and work by hand for about a minute, until dough springs back quickly when you press on it with your finger.
- Flour the ball of dough to prevent sticking, then place in a large bowl. Cover well with plastic wrap, then refrigerate.
- Dough will be ready in about 12 hours (it should have doubled or tripled by then). It will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days but punch it down after the first day.
- Remove dough from refrigerator and divide into three equal pieces. Roll each into a ball, then allow to rest at room temperature for 15 minutes before using. If you're only using one ball, return the other two to the refrigerator in an airtight container. When you later use the extra dough, allow it to rest at room temperature for 15 minutes before rolling out.
- On a floured surface, roll out dough to an 8" circle. It will be thin. We use a peel to place it directly on a pizza stone, but you can also roll out the dough on parchment paper and then place on a sheet pan before baking.
- Pre-heat oven and pizza stone to 500° for an hour. Flatbread bakes in about 5 minutes.
Cheers, The Foodbuzz Editorial Team