Flatbread’s make the perfect appetizer and pizza base! Made from simple ingredients that include whole wheat flour and water, it’s no wonder flatbreads have been a staple in human diets for 5,000 years.
Make our homemade flatbread, brush with a little olive oil and garlic and pop in the oven for a few minutes to serve alongside our Moroccan Meatballs above. Or, top it with some of your favourite pizza toppings! Did someone say Cheeseburger Pizza?
2¼ teaspoons of dry active yeast
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup all–purpose flour
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
3/4 cups of warm water
Combine the warm water and sugar in a bowl
Stir to dissolve.
Sprinkle the yeast over the top and let that become foamy (approximately 5-6 minutes).
While that is foaming, combine flours and salt in a large bowl. Mix well
Pour foamy, yeast water mixture into flour mixture.
Stir until a dough ball forms
Knead for 3-4 minutes or until smooth and stiff. Add flour to prevent sticking.
Place dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with a clean kitchen cloth and allow to rise (1-1.5 hours).
Divide dough into small balls.
On a floured surface, roll balls out until flat or 1/4 inch think – you don’t want them super think or they wont cook properly!
Cook in a hot skillet with a little oil for 3-4 minutes on each side
Flatbread can be made up to one day ahead as long as they are stored in an airtight container at room temperature!
To top the flatbread:
Here’s the fun trick, you can top your flatbread with any number of ingredients or combinations of fruit, vegetables, sauces, cheeses and meats! Think of it as a gourmet pizza and add what you and your family want! Some of our favourite toppings combos are:
- Portobello mushrooms, one shallot, mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese, pesto sauce, fresh spinach and crumbled ground beef.
- Ground beef, chopped onion and dill pickles and cheddar cheese with a drizzle of mustard and/or ketchup for a classy cheeseburger flatbread appetizer.
- Thinly sliced steak, whiskey caramelized onions and horseradish aioli
After topping your flatbread, simply place flatbread on a baking sheet, bake in the oven for 5 minutes at 400°C and broil until cheese (if applicable) is melted – this only takes a minute or two so watch carefully so it doesn’t burn!