Happy Friday! One of our favorite Friday night traditions is pizza night. After a long week, it’s such a delight to indulge in a few of our favorite vices- wine, carbs, and cheese. Instead of phoning our regular delivery service, we’ll be whipping up this seasonal flatbread from food blogger Ana Kamin. Ana, of Fluxi on Tour, has a knack for combining unique flavors to make simple yet impactful dishes. When it comes to flatbread, she’s got the technique dialed in. Since Ana prefers a softer dough, this recipe is similar to traditional naan. For toppings, Ana turned to the seasonal flavors of butternut squash, rosemary, and blue cheese. Of course, with flatbread – the options are endless. Swap out the seasonings or toppings using whatever you’ve got on hand! For example, we’d love to try this with a rich goat cheese. If you’re feeling extra adventurous (and hungry!), add an egg on top. Delicious!
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup milk
2 tsp active yeast
1 tsp sugar
1/4 butternut squash
4-5 tbsp cream cheese
3 tbsp crumbled blue cheese
2 tbsp pine nuts
3 tbsp diced pancetta
1 sprig rosemary
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Pepper to taste
Warm the milk in a saucepan. Remove from heat, and add yeast and sugar. Leave for about 5 minutes while yeast activates.
Place flour and salt in a large bowl. Using the whisk, slowly incorporate the milk. Once dough starts to form, use just your hand to make a smooth dough.
Grease a bowl. Place the dough into the bowl, cover, and let rise for about 1.5 hours (preferably in a warm spot).
Meanwhile, peel the squash and remove seeds. Slice using a mandolin slicer.
Preheat oven to 385˚. Layer baking sheet with parchment paper.
When dough is ready, place on floured surface. Roll it out with a rolling pin and transfer to the baking sheet.
First spread the cream cheese evenly onto the dough, top with the squash, and season with salt and garlic powder.
Next, add blue cheese, pancetta, pine nuts, and rosemary.
Sprinkle with some pepper and place the flat bread in the oven.
Bake for about 25 minutes, or until dough turns golden. Take it out from the oven and enjoy warm or cold. It tastes good both ways!!