Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Rustic Italian Sunday Supper :: Herbed Flatbread

Herbed Flatbread
Makes 16

* 1 cup warm water (about 110 degrees)
* 1 teaspoon active dry yeast (from one 1/4-ounce envelope)
* 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for surface and hands
* 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for bowl
* Coarse salt
* 1 teaspoon sugar
* 1 large egg whisked with 1 tablespoon water, for egg wash
* Sea salt, for sprinkling
* 1/4 cup fresh rosemary or thyme (or a combination)


1. Place water in a medium bowl; sprinkle with yeast. Let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes. Stir in flour, oil, 2 teaspoons coarse salt, and the sugar. Stir until dough forms.
2. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface; knead with floured hands until smooth, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a lightly oiled bowl, and cover with plastic wrap. Let dough stand in a warm, draft-free place until it doubles in volume, about 1 hour.
3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Divide dough into 16 equal pieces; cover with plastic wrap. Roll out 1 piece to roughly 4 by 10 inches on a lightly floured surface; transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush with egg wash; sprinkle with sea salt and herbs. Repeat with remaining dough, arranging 4 pieces per sheet.
4. Bake, rotating sheets halfway through, until crisp and golden, 18 to 22 minutes. Let cool on sheets on a wire rack.

Recipe Courtesy of Martha Stewart Living
Photography by Karen Mordechai


  1. we've made these several times before, and can never get enough while they last. thinking of baking up a monster batch to serve as appetizers at our wedding next Autumn.



  2. How gorogeous. Possibly the prettiest flatbreads I've seen.

  3. Yumm! I haven't made that for quite some time... I'm inspired now! Thanks!

  4. this looks delicious! thanks for the recipe, will try it this week :]

  5. I love the rustic, unevem shape of them.
    your photography is always crisp and clean!

  6. My boyfriend and I just whipped up some whole grain pizza dough last night. I'm sure we could have success with this.

  7. I have to try these, they look so delicious!

    And I have to say, being new to your blog, it is so beautiful, the pictures are gorgeous, and everything looks so good! :)

  8. Just beautiful!

    I will try to do that!


  9. They are beautiful and remind me of something similar we had at Zio Ciro(an Italian restaurant) a few days ago. I didn't know Italians had flatbread....I thought that was a Middle Eastern preserve. You learn everyday

  10. Baking bread always terrifies me but not this one. There is something thoroughly addictive about flatbread. Thank you for such a fab recipe.