Like most people who grew up in an Italian family I learned how to make certain dishes via the watch and learn method. Then when I got married it became the trial and error method. It usually took a few tries (like 99 or so) to even get the so-called recipe right.
One of the dishes that took me many years to perfect was pizza/focaccia. You name the scenario and it happened to me: burnt, undercooked, doughy, soggy, etc… I think that just about covers it. Although now I’ve just about perfected the art of pizza and focaccia making, I still get a twinge of anxiety on pizza night and always let out a sigh of relief when its cooked well.
Wether or not you suffer from the post traumatic stresses of homemade pizza making (yes thats the clinical diagnosis!) like me or your just intimidated to try it out I have the answer! It’s called Flatout Bread. It’s a tasty flatbread I recently came across in my local Stop & Shop. I spotted the package at the deli counter because it said “makes super easy and amazing pizza”, and I’m all about super easy amazing pizza. Who isn’t right? I must admit I was skeptical, but bought it anyway. It came in a few different flavors, but knowing my picky family I went with the Original.
I got home and had to try it out. Let me just say “run don’t walk to your nearest grocery store and give this a try!” It’s a delicious product that made an easy – stress free pizza! I used my ingredients (minus my usual pizza dough) for broccoli pizza. I figured if I was gonna test it out I would go with something top heavy to see if the bread would hold up and it did!
Other than having great flavor, the thing that makes this flatbread great for pizza is that it’s not too flat to hold up to the heavier toppings. I liked baking it up on both sides and found it held up to the heavier topping better. I must say I love homemade pizza, but I really did love this and will definitely use it again.
Just a few tips:
- I used frozen broccoli florets, defrosted, warmed them through and cut them small enough to allow for oven roasting in a short period of time.
- Make sure the oven is hot – very important – adjust temperatures as all ovens cook differently.
- Make sure your broccoli is not soggy and over saturated … this will make it difficult to properly roast the broccoli
I do have 2 other recipes I tried with this flatbread and will share them as soon as I can get them up.
Until then here’s my recipe for Flatout Flatbread Broccoli Pizza …..
Happy Cooking!Look for Flatout Bread in the Deli Section of your local supermarket or click HERE to find a store location that sells Flatout Bread near you