Quick and Easy Flatbread Crust
This flatbread dough bakes into the perfect flatbread base for all your favorite toppings. The possibilites are endless!
This crust will serve about 6-8 people depending on how big you cut the pieces.
your toppings of choice (see above for ideas)
Heat oven to 425 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper, a silicon baking mat, or lightly greased.
In a mixing bowl, add the water, sugar and yeast. Let the mixture sit for about 5 minutes to activate, until foamy.
Add the olive oil, and salt. Stir.
Slowly add the flour, starting with 1/2-3/4 cup. Add in flour, up to 1 cup until the dough starts to pull away from the bowl and is slightly sticky.
On a floured surface, roll the dough into a rectangle about 8 x 11. Poke the entire surface with a fork.
Bake at 425 degrees for 10-15 minutes, or until baked to your liking.
Remove from the oven. Top with your desired toppings.
Return to the oven (425 degrees) and bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until done to your liking.
Cut into desired amount of pieces and serve warm!
This flatbread is so easy to make, and can be adjusted- big or smaller, depending on the amount of people you are feeding. Just roll it out a little thinner/bigger as needed.
If you like your flatbread chewy, then don't bake it as long, and don't roll it out as thin. If you like it crispy and crunchier then bake it for longer and roll it thinner.
When you bake it the second time with toppings, you really only need the toppings to get warm and the cheese to melt, but you can absolutely bake it longer to achieve a crispier crust.
Your flatbread can be stored in the fridge for leftovers and reheated in the microwave or in a 400 degree oven, just note crust will be a little bit chewier (but still so good)!
The Butcher's Wife