Daily Bread #24: Tuscan Flatbread with Sun-dried Tomato Dipping Sauce

Flatbread is a cross between pizza dough and focaccia bread. Serve it with this dipping sauce and you will have some very happy people at your table!

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Flatbread dough:

  ● 4 cups flour

  ● 1 t. yeast

  ● 1-1/2 t. salt

  ● 1 T. olive oil

  ● 1-1/2 cups water (110˚F)

  ● semolina flour (for dusting peel)

  ● 1/2 t. rosemary, finely minced

  ● additional olive oil (about 1 T.)

  ● kosher salt

Dipping Sauce:

  ● 8-9 oz. jar sun-dried tomatoes packed in olive oil

  ● 2 cloves garlic, minced

  ● 2 T. basil, chopped

  ● olive oil

For Flatbread:

1. In large bowl or mixing bowl, place flour, yeast, 1-1/2 t. salt, 1 T. olive oil and water. Mix together. (If using dough hook, mix until dough comes together.)

2. Turn dough out onto floured board and knead until smooth and elastic.

3. Cut the dough into 4 pieces. Shape into balls and place in 4 containers that have been lightly oiled with olive oil. Place lids on the top and place in refrigerator for 3 hours up to 24 hours.

4. 2 hours before you're ready to bake, take the dough out of the refrigerator and place on the counter to warm up.

5. Heat wood oven to 650˚F or standard oven to 500˚F (using pizza stone or large baking sheet).

6. Using one piece of dough at a time, place some semolina flour on a pizza peel and press/stretch dough into rectangle that is about 1/2" thick. Use fingertips to dimple bread all over, then sprinkle with rosemary.

7. Slide into wood oven. Let bread sit for 1 minutes to firm up. Use long tongs to begin turning the bread, looking for browning along the edges. Once edges are browned, use metal peel to lift bread up into the oven for about 5 seconds, to brown top.  (For standard oven, let sit on stone/baking sheet until brown.) 

8. Take flatbread out of the oven and place on a cutting board or peel. Immediately drizzle with about 1 T. olive oil and sprinkle with kosher salt. Cut into strips and serve with dipping oil.

For Dipping Sauce:

1. Place tomatoes, garlic and basil in food processor bowl. Process until the tomatoes are quite fine.

2. Place processed tomatoes in a small bowl. Add additional olive oil (2-3T.)

Download pdf recipe for: Tuscan Flatbread with Sun-dried Tomato Dipping Sauce.

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