Monday, August 26, 2013

Grilled Flatbread

Careful, this bread is so quick and easy to make you'll find yourself making it often.  Not good if you are a carbivore like me!

Grilled Flatbread                                                                                      Printable Recipe

3/4 teaspoon active dry yeast
3/4 teaspoon  sugar
1/2 cup warm water (110 degrees)
1/2 Tablespoon olive oil
couple dashes salt
1-1/2 cups flour plus more for dusting/kneeding
optional: more olive oil and flavored salt

Add yeast and sugar to water.  Let set for 5 minutes.
Add olive oil, salt, and flour. 
Stir until completely mixed.  It is ok if it is a little wet.  You are going to add to a floured surface and kneed. This will add flour and help complete your dough.
It should take you less than 5 minutes to get a nice smooth ball.  Cover with a towel and set aside for 15 minutes to rest/rise.
Roll out or hand toss until it is as thin as you like it. The thinner it is the crispier it will be. Using a pastry brush brush on olive oil.  Sprinkle with a flavored salt if you like.  I used a rosemary salt.  Not too much or it will be overpowering.
Place oiled side down on a medium heat grill for a minute or so, turn 1/4 turn to get pretty criss cross marks.  Flip and continue to cook the other side.  It doesn't take long to cook your bread so do not step away.  A little burn adds to the flavor, a lot doesn't.  :)
You can hand tear and serve or
cut like a pizza and serve. This one I served with hot marinara sauce to dip in.
You could also use this as a base to a fresh pizza. I plan to try some of these to freeze sometime to use with my oven and stone. I'll let you know when I do!


8 comments:

  1. Thanks for doing the recipe swap with me :) Wanted to stop by and pin to my bread board!

    Shauna
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  2. Hi Jenny, I'm so into making whatever I can from scratch. I love this recipe even when it's too cold for the outdoor grill, I can put it on top of the stove with a grill pan.

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  3. This looks like an awesome idea. I love the idea of homemade bread, but I have so little patience- this is great since it's so fast for homemade! Pinning.

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  4. I'm sitting here wondering what I should eat for a snack at 1AM and now all I want is a grilled flatbread with fig jam, goat cheese, and proscuitto. Pinning this so I can make it at a more reasonable time of night.

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

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  5. I make this all the time. Making for supper again tonight

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  6. Made this yesterday, exactly as the recipe reads. After cooking, we topped with pesto or tomato sauce and some cheese, put back in the grill on top rack to melt the cheese - instant pizza :-) The dough is sticky, but as other reviews have said it was well worth it.

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  7. Very easy, especially if you have a stand mixer with a dough hook! Even my picky eater loved this. It went excellently with the marinated flank steak I grilled right along side it and served thinly sliced tucked inside.

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