Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Trick or Treat Flatbread

Hello and welcome back! Our kids are home on Fall break and I'm captive to their schedule. I'll post between play over the next weeks. I surprised everyone with these treats, as we started the weekJack-o-lantern Flat bread Dippers.
These are so simple! 
I used a thinly rolled pizza dough. I like to make pizza dough (recipe below) but you can make these from dough you buy at the grocer or have you ever bought pizza dough from your local pizzeria? I used to do this, in our former neighborhood. 

Classic Pizza Dough Recipe 1 teaspoon active dry yeast 1 teaspoon honey 1 1/3 cups lukewarm water 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon sea salt 4 cups bread flour*, plus more if necessary Directions In a small bowl, combine yeast, honey, 1/2 of the water. Stir to blend. Let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes. Stir in oil and salt In the bowl of a heavy-duty electric mixer fitted with a dough-hook attachment, combine yeast, sugar, and water, and stir to blend. Let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes. Stir in oil and salt. If kneading by hand: Add flour, a little at a time and knead until soft and satiny but still firm, about 8-10 minutes. If using mixer with bread hook: Mix at the lowest speed until most of the flour has been absorbed, and the dough forms a ball. Continue to mix at the lowest speed until soft and satiny but still firm, 4 to 5 minutes. Add additional flour, if necessary, to keep the dough from sticking. The dough will be quite soft.
(*This recipe is for a classic dough. I often use a combination of spelt, whole wheat with a little bread flour mixed)

HOW TO MAKE Jack-o-lantern Flat bread Dippers:
Combine 1 Tablespoon of each of these spices.
Dip dough in spices before rolling
Roll circles, cut out faces, bake and enjoy!


Preheat oven 400 F / 200 C

Make Pizza Dough and let it rise once. Punch and it is ready for use.
Prepare working surface to roll out the dough.

In a small bowl combine the following spices.

Spice Combination:
1 Tablespoon Paprika
1 Tablespoon Cumin
1 Tablespoon Tumeric
1 Tablespoon Salt (to taste)
1/2 Teaspoon Cayene Pepper (Optional: to taste)

To make the Jack-0-lanterns:
Pinch a large palm sized piece of dough to make a jack-o-lantern. Press one side of this dough into the spice combination (above), then, spice-side up, place this down on a lightly floured rolling surface (for sticking). Roll a circle. Tidy the shape with sharp knife, if necessary. With a sharp knife, cut out shapes for eyes, nose and mouth to make a jack-o-lantern. Repeat this until dough is finished. Lightly dust pizza stone or baking sheet with a sprinkle of corn meal.  Transfer jack-o-lantern shape to the baking surface. Fill tray with shapes, not allowing the edges to touch, side by side. Optional: Before placing in oven, sprinkle jack-o-lantern with a pinch of sea salt and dash of olive oil for a more glossy surface. Bake approximately 8 minutes, until crispy and brown but, not darkened. Remove from oven, place on cooling rack and when cooled, they are ready to be served. These pair wonderfully with hummus!

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5 comments:

  1. O how clever! I do make my own pizza dough, so it'll be really fun to work it in with your recipe.

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    1. Thank you! You're already off to a head start. Just use your recipe but follow the steps for the topping. They were a real hit. I hope that they can be for you, too!

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  2. what a great idea!
    My son would love a slightly tweaked version of these : )

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    1. Thank you! I hope you can do so - they were fun. (Our kids are a little unusual and like exotic, spicy flavors. I choose the Tumeric for the yellow color and would love to hear what you come up with) Happy baking!

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  3. Such an original idea for a savoury Halloween treat. and upon baking each face seems to take upon its own personality!
    jend'isère

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Thank you!