Flatbread pizzas

I buy packets of flatbread from an Indian spice shop and keep them in the freezer so that I have the wherewithal to provide snack food to go with drinks with very little notice.

I let them defrost for a few minutes then brush them with oil that I flavor, and bake them in a hot oven (400ish) for 4 mins until they are crispy. Then I slice them into fingers and pile on a platter.

They act like pizzas and consequently lend themselves to a variety of toppings – mozzarella and tomato, garlic oil and red pepper flakes, pesto and roasted vegetables etc.  But here, in keeping with my epiphany mood, I’m heading more into We Three Kings territory.

Zaatar flat bread

Zaatar spices for flatbread pizza recipe1tsp Zaatar
1tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper
Flat bread
(Zaatar is a Lebanese spice mix including thyme, sumac  and sesame. I buy it in an amazing Indian Spice shop on 1st Ave at 4th St.)

  • Mix the zaatar with 1 tsp with 1 tbsp of oil and a pinch of salt and pepper
  • Brush over a flatbread
  • Bake in a hot oven (400ish) for 4 mins until the bread is crispy
  • Slice and serve

Feta, black olive and cherry tomato flat breadCherry tomato illustration for flat breads recipe

1 tbsp feta, crumbled
1 tbsp black olives, chopped
1 tbsp cherry tomatoes, diced
1 tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper

  • Brush the flat bread with oil and top exactly as you would a pizza
  • Bake at 400 for about 4 mins until the bread is crispy
  • Slice and serve

Goat cheese and apricot flat bread

3 tbsp soft goat cheese
2 tsp honey
1 tbsp dried apricots rehydrated for a minute in warm water
Apricot illustration for goat cheese and apricot flat breadsPepper

  • Mix the honey with the goat cheese
  • Spread over the flat bread
  • Dice the apricots and scatter over the cheese
  • Season with pepper
  • Bake in a hot oven (400ish) for 4 mins until the bread is crispy
  • Slice and serve

These originally appeared in a post with a tale of love at midnight and Arabian Nights romance.

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