My second batch of lean pizza dough from Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day was just as simple as the first, which lasted two weeks. It’s been great to have on hand for a quick lunch or dinner.
I tend to just want mine with tomato sauce and mozzarella (and basil if we have it). Larry will dig through the refrigerator for ingredients and put together a pizza that I wouldn’t have thought of but is always good – his last one had roasted broccoli, bacon and slow-roasted tomatoes.
The book isn’t one-note, though – there are a lot of recipes and other doughs in there, too. I’m looking forward to working with the enriched dough at some point. I’m sure some of the dough in the refrigerator will become pizza at some point, but for now I decided to try a flatbread.
It’s pretty simple – a chunk of dough is rolled out, same as for pizza. But then it’s topped with sesame oil, salt and scallions (I was tempted to put it right into the oven at this point – kind of like an Asian focaccia). It’s rolled into a rope, coiled around itself and left to rise for a short time – just 20 minutes.
Once the dough has risen a bit, it’s rolled out again, then cooked stove-top in a covered cast-iron pan. The result is a chewy, salty, flavorful bread that tastes nothing like pizza. We ate it with a bit of Asian chili paste, and we loved it.
There were a lot of great comments from people hoping to win a copy of the book on my first post about pizza. I loved reading about all of the types of pizza people like to eat.
Guess what? I’ve got one more signed copy of Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day to give away!
To enter the contest for the giveaway, just post a comment about flatbread here – have you ever made it? What are your favorite flavorings or ingredients? A winner will be chosen at random on Tuesday, April 10, 2012. Here are contest rules:
- Only U.S. residents can enter, and I will only ship to a U.S. address. You must supply a valid e-mail address so that I can notify you if you are a winner (winners cannot be notified by U.S. mail).
- You must be 18 or over to enter.
- You must type your commentÂ€Â entry under the post announcing the contest (this one). Comments will be open until 11:59 PM PST on Monday, April 9, 2012.
- Only one entry in any single contest is allowed. If you post a comment more than once, you will be disqualified. But you can enter in any or all of my contests over time.
- Winner will be chosen randomly using Random.org.
- Prize is one brand new copy of Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day.
- If selected, you will be notified by e-mail and you must respond by April 16, 2012 with a U.S. mailing address so I can ship your prize.
UPDATE April 10, 2012: Congratulations to Sandy (random.org results are here), the winner of a signed copy of Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day! Thanks to everyone for entering, I loved reading your ideas about flatbread.
- Bing (Chinese Scallion Flatbread Done on the Stovetop) (Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day, p. 244)
Looks so good, sweetie. How is my dog doin?
She wants to come visit.
Oh, by the way – she’s got some gas going on. :)
I’ve never made flatbread, but I’ve been eyeing that cookbook for a while and I definitely want to give it a try soon. This flatbread sounds just fantastic. I might go for this combination as my first one!
I’ve honestly never made flat bread, or at least not that I can remember. I do tend to order them whenever I see one on a menu though. I like them salty, olives, hard cheeses…yum.
i have not yet my own flatbread. but i sure like to eat it,
I have never made flatbread, but I’m sure it would be interesting. The scallion bit caught my eye.
The only flatbread I ever made was pita–a long time ago when pita was still very exotic and the only place we could find it was in a Lebanese place in Lawrence, MA. The loaves were quite large. My recipe called for 5 lbs of flour, some yeast, and water.
I haven’t made it, but I’m going to try!
I love the Algerian flatbread from the “Healthy Bread” book by these same authors. If this book is anything like their previous two it will be amazing! I want it!
Last summer my husband got quite good at cooking flatbreads on the grill. I love my ABin5 book and I bet their new cookbook is just as good.
I’ve made naan using the AB5 master recipe. It’s awesome. We just top it with fresh parsley and minced garlic. After it cooks put some butter on it. Yum.
I like flatbread, round bread… Any shape is good!
I have never tried making pita bread, but I would love to. I’m also dying for a quick pizza dough that I can make and then keep on hand for a quick dinner because my husband LOVES pizza, but I need a healthier option than going out or buying a frozen pizza.
I recently made pitas for chicken gyros (they were excellent!) and I’d love a copy of Artisan Pizza in 5. My daughter gave me Artisan Breads in 5 for Mother’s Day a couple years ago and it’s a well-used favorite.
I want to try this recipe and the book sounds fun. I like making my own bread because i know what is in it.
I love the idea of taking flatbread the Asian route – great idea! This flatbread looks amazing. I looked up the recipe for Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a day on the Internet – would love a copy of the book for all the other inspirations inside.
Wow, this is such an ingenious way to use the flat bread recipe !
I don’t know how different it is from the Chinese scallion pancake but I definitely want to try it now !
How about rubbing some lard and sprinkle some scallion and then roll and fold and roll and fold like you do in croissant. Then rolled into rope and coiled itself and let rest. Will this produce more layers like the traditional Chinese scallion pancake? yum !
I have not had an opportunity to try flat bread yet, love the recipe posted. I do have your healthy 5 min bread cookbook. Love it.
I haven’t made flat bread but with the original dough recipe I have added Parmesan cheese, herbs, and spices for a very flavorful bread enjoyed (and craved) by many. I love to try new recipes!
Wow, I love what you did with the dough! It looks delicious.
I’ve tried a few flatbread recipes. I kept it simple–fresh rosemary and seasonings.
Sweet yellow curry + flatbread = Yum!
In Taiwan, you can buy Chinese Scallion Flatbread roadside street.
That is my husband and I favorite food. But you can buy it in State
Once, I used flat bread recipe of Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day to make Chinese Scallion Flatbread. It taste so good.
I am going to make it tomorrow.
Thanks for your inspired!
I make pizza a lot, but I never thought of the same dough for a Chinese scallion flatbread– it sounds fantastic!
I love AB5! And I use the basic recipe weekly for pita pockets, foccacia, naan, and more. It is one of my favorite books to give as a gift. I really want the Artisan Pizza in 5 book now!
Always enjoy learning about making pizza on the stove top.
I have tried to make flatbread (unsuccessfully) but I am willing to give it a 2nd try. I love rosemary and sun-dried tomatoes with flatbread.
Yum! I love making flatbread with rosemary.
Made flatbread topped with olive oil, rosemary, and sea salt. Big hit!
This really looks like a great cookbook. I really want to make my own pizza dough and then branch out from there.
I’ve never made flatbread though I’ve been thinking about making it for the past few months. Just haven’t gotten around to it yet…
I’ve never made it before, but my favorite was a spicy tomato bacon flatbread at a local restaurant!