Monday, January 30, 2012

Easy Flat Bread

Prepared and recorded January 30, 2012. Revised June 27, 2012.
1/2 lb prepared pizza dough (Trader Joe™ is good)
2 T olive oil
1/4 t coarse sea salt
1/8 t freshly ground black pepper
2 T Parmesan cheese
1 T dried minced onion
1/8 t granulated garlic
all-purpose flour, and coarse semolina flour
Let dough rest at room temperature wrapped in plastic for an hour or so. Preheat toaster oven to 400 degrees F (205 C). Shape dough into a compact ball. Dust outside and board lightly with flour. Add a bit of semolina to board flour. Spread the dough by pulling gently and turning, until it's about the size of the pan. Poke the dough all over with fingers to flatten. Build up the edge and thin out the center. Sprinkle the pan with semolina and transfer the dough. Brush the dough with the olive oil, and sprinkle the toppings uniformly on top. Bake for 12 minutes, rotating the pan after 6 minutes. Cut into 12 pieces and serve while warm. Good with soups, salads, or dipped in hummus or warm marinara sauce, or just as it is as a savory snack. Variations: add strips of roasted red pepper and capers; use canned tomato sauce instead of oil; toss on feta cheese or ripe Greek olives.

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