I love making this recipe, the dough is quick and easy and grilling the flatbread is a blast. Topped with the tomato basil sauce, you can’t beat it!
What You’ll Need:
2 ¼ cup bread flour, divided
¾ cup plus 2 Tablespoons warm water, divided
1 package dry yeast
1 Tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons salt
1 Tablespoon bread flour
What to Do:
Lightly spoon flour into bowl. Combine ¼ cup flour, ¼ cup plus 2 Tablespoons warm water and yeast into large bowl, stir with whisk; let stand 30 minutes.
Add remaining ½ cup warm water, 1 Tablespoon of olive oil and ¾ teaspoon salt. Blend well. Slowly add 2 cups of flour. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; sprinkle with 1 Tablespoon flour (dough will feel slightly tacky). Knead until smooth and elastic (about 8 minutes).
Place dough in large bowl coated with olive oil; turning to coat. Cover and let rise in warm place about 1 hour or until double in size.
Prepare grill to medium-high heat.
Divide dough into 8 equal portions. Working with one portion at a time (cover remaining dough to prevent drying), roll each portion into 6-inch circles on lightly floured surface. Place dough circles on lightly floured baking sheet (or baking sheet covered with parchment paper). Place dough on grill rack coated with cooking spray and grill 2 minutes on each side until golden and crispy.
For Tomato Basil Sauce:
1- 2 lbs of assorted fresh ripe vine tomatoes, cherry or grape tomatoes and plum or roma tomatoes
3 Tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves fresh chopped garlic
1/2 fresh basil leaves chopped
Heavy duty aluminum foil
¼ – ½ teaspoon red pepper chili flakes (optional)
Sea Salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
Tear off 2 large pieces of aluminum foil and cross each piece over the other. Chop tomatoes into 2 inch pieces and place in center of foil. Toss in garlic, basil, salt and peppers and then generously poor olive oil on top. Toss together.
Fold aluminum foil into a tight packet. Place on medium high grill, close lid and let simmer 20 minutes.
Remove packet, let cool until you can open foil. Smear on Flatbread and add cheese. Awesome!!