Anyhow, I've found my new favorite food. Flatbread. It's like pizza that doesn't get soggy. You can top it any which way you like, and it's a cinch to make.
Mediterranean Flatbread (makes 3 flatbreads)
Dough adapted from Smitten Kitchen
1 3/4 c bread flour (all-purpose may be used)
1 tbs chopped oregano
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 c water
1/3 c oil (grapeseed or olive oil work best), plus more for brushing
Red onion jam (recipe follows)
1/4 c chopped Kalamata olives
4 cherry peppers, chopped (another hot pepper may be substituted)
4 peppadews, chopped (another sweet pepper may be substituted)
1 c feta cheese
Reduced balsamic vinegar, drizzled (optional)
- Preheat oven to 450º. Put a heavy baking sheet on the middle rack. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, oregano, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in the middle of the flour mixture and pour in the water and oil. Gently stir the liquid into the flour until a dough forms. Knead the dough on your work surface 4-5 times. Divide dough into 3 even balls. Cover with plastic wrap if not using immediately.
- Roll dough out on a piece of parchment paper until it's super-thin, about 10". Brush dough with a teaspoon of oil (or let's be real, rub it on with your fingers like I did). Sprinkle red onion jam, olives, peppers, and feta cheese onto each dough round. Transfer parchment to hot baking sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes or until the edges are brown and crispy. (Do not reuse parchment paper) Drizzle with reduced balsamic syrup and serve warm.
Red Onion Jam (makes enough for 3 flatbreads)
Adapted from Martha Stewart
1 tsp oil (grapeseed or olive)
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
2 tbs sugar
1 tbs red wine vinegar
2 tbs dry red wine
- Heat oil in a medium pan over medium-low heat. Add onion and cook until soft and translucent, about 8-10 minutes. Add sugar and stir. Cook about 1 minute more. Add red wine vinegar and red wine, turn heat up to medium-high. Bring the liquid to a boil, then turn the heat down to a simmer. Cook until the liquid has evaporated. Use on flatbread, hamburgers, or anything needing a sweet onion kick.