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Homemade Flatbread Pizza

Once we perfected the Flatbread Crackers, the natural progression was to make Homemade Flatbread Pizza.  Talk about the perfect Friday night, everyone top their own, grab a beer and get happy food.

It’s inventory week at my office and considering I only got home from work 45 minutes ago, we topped our flatbread pizzas with simple ingredients straight from the fridge.  For the crust, we made the parmesan garlic & herb version and prebaked them for 4 minutes.  We then topped them with sliced tomato, salami, mozzarella cheese, spinach and a drizzle of olive oil.   Another 6-8 minutes in the oven until cheese was melted and bubbly.

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While I love the Homemade Pizza Dough we make in our bread machine, sometimes you neither have the time nor energy to wait the 2+ hours for it to be ready.  These yummy Homemade Flatbread Pizzas were firmly in my grasp in about 20 minutes.  Can’t beat that!!

Homemade Flatbread Pizza
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
For Flatbread crust...
  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • flavor add-ins (choose from options below or your own)
  • ½ cup water
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • additional olive oil & sea salt for topping
Flavor variation add-ins...
  • Parmesan & Garlic Herb ~ ¼ cup parmesan cheese, 1 Tbl. fresh finely chopped herbs, 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • Rosemary & Freshly Cracked Black Pepper ~ 1 Tbl. fresh finely chopped rosemary, 1 tsp. freshly cracked black pepper
  • Lemony Thyme ~ 1 Tbl. fresh finely chopped lemon thyme, 1 Tbl. lemon zest
  • Seed Blend ~ ¼ cup assorted seeds (such as poppy, sesame, sunflower, flax, chia)
For pizza toppings...
  • Favorite sauce, cheese, toppings
Instructions
  1. Place pizza stone or heavy baking sheet on center rack of oven. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and choice of flavor add-ins. Make a well in the center and add water and oil. Stir until just combined then turn out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead 4-5 times.
  3. Cut into 2 equal pieces. Place each on parchment paper and roll until about ⅜-inch thick. Brush lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt (optional). Slide onto un-rimmed baking sheet, then slide parchment/dough onto pizza stone. Bake for 3-4 minutes. Slide parchment paper back onto un-rimmed baking sheet and add favorite toppings. Return to oven and bake an additional 6-8 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Cool slightly before serving.

 

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