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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

Libby with Lemony Thyme
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

For Flatbread crust…

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • flavor add-ins choose from options below or your own
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • additional olive oil & sea salt for topping

Flavor variation add-ins…

  • Parmesan & Garlic Herb ~ 1/4 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 ~ 1/4 cup assorted seeds such as poppy, sesame, sunflower, flax, chia

For pizza toppings…

  • Favorite sauce cheese, toppings

Instructions
 

  • Place pizza stone or heavy baking sheet on center rack of oven. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • 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.
  • Cut into 2 equal pieces. Place each on parchment paper and roll until about 3/8-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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