Final Four Flatbreads


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Part of the excitement of March Madness is hosting watch parties and all month, we’ve been offering up tasty March Madness-inspired recipes for throwing one hell of a party.

As we close out this month and cruise into the Final Four, we’re offering up some fancier takes on game day eats and some killer desserts to round things out.

Ingredients:

‍Scallion Mozzarella

  • 4 scallions

  • 1 cup mozzarella, shredded

  • ½ tsp salt

  • ½ tsp pepper

  • 1 jalapeno, finely diced

  • Once you brush the flatbread with olive oil top with ½ sliced scallion, 1 tbs mozzarella, 1 tsp jalapeno, salt and pepper.

Olive and Feta

  • ½ cup kalamata olives, sliced

  • ½ cup green olives, sliced

  • 1 cup feta

  • ½ tsp salt

  • ½ tsp pepper

  • Once you brush the flatbread with olive oil top with kalamata olive, green olive, 1 tbs feta, salt and pepper.

Cheesy Bacon

  • 1 cup cooked bacon

  • 1 cup cheddar

  • ½ tsp salt

  • ½ tsp pepper

  • Once you brush the flatbread with olive oil top with 1 tbs bacon, 1 tbs cheddar, salt and pepper.

Directions:

How to Make Flatbread (just in case):

1 2/3 cups water

2 teaspoons active dry or instant yeast (1 packet)

1/4 cup olive oil

5 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons salt

  1. ‍Mix the water and yeast together in the bowl of a stand mixer and let stand for a few minutes until the yeast dissolves.

  2. Stir the oil into the yeast mixture, then add the flour and salt. Mix with a spatula until a shaggy.

  3. Turn the dough hook on to low for 5 minutes, or knead by hand on the counter for 6 to 8 minutes. Your dough will form a smooth ball that springs slowly back when poked!

  4. Cut the dough into 4 squares. Grease a baking pan with baking spray. Place the dough lumps in the pan and turn them over so they are coated with oil. Cover the pan with a damp kitchen towel and let the dough rise at room temperature until doubled in bulk, about 1.5 hours

  5. Using a wine glass (yes really!) cut flatbread into circles. Brush with olive oil and bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, until golden brown. Top with your assorted toppings.