This weekend was fun, well every weekend is fun around here because we have FULL house of people sharing good food and laughter! Grandparents, nieces, brothers, friends...whole gang was here for a good ol' BBQ. This particular weekend was even more fun because we were making campfire for s'mores and corn. I love corn when it's slightly burned from the fire (m-m-m), and s'mores...welllll who can say NO to sugar loaded, gooey, chocolaty deliciousness. Every bite just hit that spot in the head from sweetness and I feel that my teeth are suffering but I don't care cause it's so darn goodddd.
To cut the story short I made this past week about 4 times this exact olive oil flatbread and on Saturday I made it especially for my friend that was joining us for BBQ. Kids went bananas over it, and kept asking are you sure there is no garlic in this and why didn't you add some garlic on top...one more suggestion to keep in mind for the next time. My kids love garlic as well as my darlin' nieces.
This is delicious and satisfying recipe that is very simple to make, and I hope you will agree with me. I actually made it bit thicker than your regular flatbread, because I like to have a bite and at the same time a crunch, so if you wish to make it even flatter be my guest and do it.
Olive Oil Flat Bread with Herbs
- 1/2 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon dry yeast
- 2 cups all purpose flour + few tbs for dusting
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 3/4-1 cup warm water
- 2 tablespoons pure olive oil
- 2 teaspoons olive oil for drizzling or brushing
- Herbs: Rosemary, Basil, Oregano or Garlic and Herbs mix
- Combine sugar and yeast in a bit of warm water or warm milk to activate.
- Meanwhile put together flour, salt and if the yeast is activated pour in the flour. Mix, and start adding water little bit at the time, stir with the wooden spoon (I find it the best).
- Oil your hands and start kneading.
- Add the rest of the oil and knead until you form the dough ball-cover.
- Let it rise for about 45 minutes or until double in size on the room temperature.
- Preheat the oven on 375 Fahrenheit (190 C)
- Take it out of the bowl and place on the flour dusted surface, knead for few seconds and try to flatten the dough until you reach your desirable thickness.
- Oil the baking pan transfer the flat bread.
- Drizzle or brush on little bit of olive oil and sprinkle with the herbs(or garlic and herbs mix)
- Let it rise for 10 more minutes, then bake until golden brown, and approximately 30-35 minutes.
-We loved spreading on the bread cream cheese and as you can see on the pictures sun dried tomato pesto.
- You may use any herbs that you might have on hand or that you like.
- You can use garlic powder or freshly minced garlic and just add it equally on the top of the bread before baking. Or just use garlic and herbs mix.
- You can make two large flatbreads out of the amount of dough, just use rectangular or large square baking pan and stretch the dough from one end to the other. That way you might end up with nicely thin crust and two breads that you can also use as a pizza crust.
- Yes, you can use standing mixer:
Put the sugar, salt, olive oil, water, flour, yeast into a standing mixer's work bowl. Using the paddle attachment, start the mixer on low and mix until the dough just comes together, forming a ball. Lube the hook attachment with cooking spray. Attach the hook to the mixer and knead for 15 minutes on medium speed. Let it rise!
I wish you all an AWESOME week!!!