Friday, July 29, 2011

Rising Sun Quick Flatbread with pesto, bacon, tomatoes and basil.

The Sun is our friend. She gives us tans, life, warmth and helps our bread to rise.  Here's how to make rising sun quick flatbread. Grill it and add traditional pizza toppings or do a pesto one like I did. (you can learn more by watching the Upside down pizza video)

Start with the dough.

Rob's rising sun quick bread
dough ingredients:
2 cups flour
1 spoonful salt
2 spoonfuls sugar
1 spoonful yeast
1 spoonful olive oil
3/4 cups water

shredded cheese
sliced tomatoes
basil leaves

Mix together ingredients for dough, stirring with a fork.
Knead for a couple minutes, adding flour as needed to keep from sticking to your hands.
Cover cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Place dough in middle of paper and roll dough out until 1/4 inch thick.
Brush with olive oil or butter until completely covered. 
Set in direct sun for 30 minutes to an hour. 

Let rise for 30-60 minutes.

Dough should double or triple in height. Roll back in to a ball and cut in half. 

Clean, brush and oil grill.
Heat grill to 300 degrees.
Grill bacon, one minute each side.

Roll both dough pieces into 1/4" thick rounds. They don't have to be perfect.
Lay one piece of rolled out dough on grill. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until grill marks appear.

Flip over and immediately with sprinkle cheese. Close lid and grill for 1 minute more, making sure bottom doesn't burn.

Add pesto and spread.
Add tomatoes, basil and bacon. 
remove from grill and cut into small pieces.
Serve to hungry family.

Repeat with other dough.

Serve hot and enjoy.

cook well.
Rob Barrett

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