Flatbread Pizzas with the Boys & Girls Club

Flatbread Pizza

Serves: 10

Ingredients for the Flatbread:

  • 3 cups (361g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons (35g) olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 cup (227g) ice water
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons (25g to 35g) vegetable oil, additional for frying

Ingredients for the Quick Marinara Sauce:

  • 1 - 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 - 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • salt and black pepper, to taste

Recommended Toppings:

  • fresh mozzarella
  • mushrooms
  • tomatoes
  • onion
  • pepperoni
  • cooked sausage
  • pineapple

Method for the Flatbreads:

  1. Place the flour, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Add the oil and ice water, and mix to make a soft, cohesive dough. Adjust with flour or water as needed. The dough should be moist but not sticky. Cover with plastic wrap or a dish towel, and let rest for 10 minutes.
  3. Preheat a heavy-bottomed skillet on the stovetop. Add 1 tablespoon oil and heat until the oil starts to shimmer in the pan.
  4. Divide the dough into 10 to 12 equal pieces. Each piece should weigh about 1½ to 2 ounces, about the size of a large egg. Dredge each piece in flour, and roll to a rough circle or oval, about 1/4" thick OR hand shape the pieces by flattening between your palms.
  5. In batches, fry the flatbreads in the hot oil for 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden brown. Flip and fry on the second side for another 2 minutes. Transfer from the pan to a rack to cool slightly before serving. Add more oil as needed for frying successive batches.

Method for the Marinara Sauce:

  1. Place tomatoes in a medium mixing bowl.
  2. Using a microplane or fine grate on a box grater, grate garlic cloves directly into the tomatoes.
  3. Add dried thyme and stir until combined.
  4. Season with salt and pepper. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.

*If sauce is too acidic, add 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar

Putting It All Together:

  1. Once the flatbreads are cooked spread the top with 1 tablespoon of marinara sauce, using the back of the spoon to spread it close to the edge.
  2. Top with whatever toppings your heart and stomach desire.
  3. Place back in skillet and cover to heat the toppings and melt any cheese that needs melting.
  4. Alternatively, these can be heated up in a toaster oven, microwave, regular oven or enjoyed at room temp.

 

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