Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Pepperoni and Sausage Flatbread Pizza

Ever since I learned how to make flatbread a few weeks ago I've worked to expand my list of uses for it. I've made sandwiches, appetizers and finally I've even made pepperoni and sausage pizza for supper. I'm almost to the point where I like grilled flatbread crust more than my usual hand-tossed crust. The crust comes out nice and crunchy like a wood-fired thin crust pizza. This recipe makes 3 pizzas.

Flatbread Crust: Combine with a stand mixer and dough hook in the order listed. Once the dough has come together into a nice smooth ball, cover and let rest 1 hour. Be sure to read through the grilling instructions from the original recipe.
  • 1 tablespoon yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 teaspoons honey or 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil, coconut oil, or butter
  • 2 2/3 cups AP flour + 1/4 cup for rolling the dough out
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
Easy Pizza Sauce: Bring to a boil, then simmer on the stove for 20-30 minutes until thickened. Puree with an immersion blender or food processor.
  • 1 can (14 oz or so) diced or crushed tomatoes (or 2-3 cups finely chopped fresh tomatoes)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano or 2 teaspoon fresh
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil or 1 teaspoon fresh
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
Toppings (really, pretty much anything you want)
  • 1 pound sausage, browned
  • 1 package pepperoni
  • 6 cups shredded cheese 

  1. Dive your flatbread dough into 3 pieces and roll each into a large rectangle.
  2. Par-"bake" your flatbread (only 1 minute per side) as we don't want it completely done yet.
  3. Place your par-"baked" flatbread on a cookie sheet. Then top with 1/3 of your pizza sauce, 2 cups cheese, 1/3 a package of pepperoni, and 1/3 pound of browned sausage for each pizza.
  4. Place on top of your gas grill and close the lid (I set it on top of my cooling racks), or place in a 400 degree preheated oven till the cheese is melted nicely and the meat is heated through, so about 5-7 minutes. Slice and enjoy!

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