Hi guys! It’s been a while but I’m back with another Daring Bakers challenge :) This time we were asked to make either crackers, or crispy flatbread. Since we had made crackers not so long ago, I went with the flatbread, and made a crisped up version of pizza bread (which is basically a plain pizza dough, usually topped with herbs and a little cheese).
|Not sure what the chopstick is doing there|
Or should I said, I made a crisped up version of a pizza bread version. I love love love pizza bread, but I never really knew how to make a real restaurant-like one at home. So I just made up a recipe, and it turned out really good (and pretty addictive too).
It’s basically a regular pizza dough (without much yeast) spiced up with some red pepper flakes. I baked it as usual, then I brushed it with melted butter, sliced it and topped it with grated cheese (you can use any kind of cheese you have in hand). Then I baked it for an additional 10 minutes, and it was crisped up and good to go :)
|Shiny buttery bread|
Anyway, I’m sorry I haven’t been posting much lately! I start college on the 11th so I’ve been getting ready for that. Then between college and work, I probably won’t have much time for baking, let alone blogging. But I’ll do my best to stay active, and especially to keep up with Daring Bakers challenges since they’re so fun :)
Oh and by the way, I went to Chinatown yesterday and got passion fruit and star fruit. Any suggestions on what to bake with them? (I’m not sure you can actually bake with star fruits, but I’d love to give it a try!)
Blog checking lines: Sarah from All Our Fingers in the Pie was our February 2013 Daring Bakers’ host and she challenges us to use our creativity in making our own Crisp Flatbreads and Crackers!
Crispy pizza bread
I’m afraid I lost the recipe, but I can give you some guidelines. Make a 12 oz pizza dough, with about 1.5 oz butter, 1/2 tsp of yeast, 1/2 to 1 tsp of red pepper flakes and a pinch of pepper. Roll out the dough like a regular pizza, let it rest half and hour and bake at 400ºF for 15 minutes. When that’s done, brush the bread with 1 oz melted butter, slice it and top it with about 3 oz grated cheese. Bake for an additional 10 minutes.