- Prep time
- 2 hours
- Cook time
- 4 minutes
- Serves 12
Grill up our Rosemary Flatbread for your next backyard shin-dig. Once off the grill, cut flatbread into pieces, or serve whole for some family style fun.
- 1 teaspoon instant yeast
- 1-1¼ cups water
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons kosher or sea salt
- 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped fine
- 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped coarse
- Garnish with rosemary sprigs and kosher or sea salt (coarse)
Combine yeast and ¼ cup warm water; set aside.
Gently stir together flour and salt in the bowl of a standing mixer. Use dough hook attachment. Turn mixer on, slowly add ¾ cup water, yeast mixture and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Next, add sun-dried tomatoes and 1½ teaspoons rosemary. Process for about 30 seconds until the mixture forms a ball and is slightly sticky to the touch. If the dough is too dry and does not form a ball, add a little of the remaining ¼ cup water. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth, about 1 minute.
Pour 1 tablespoon olive oil into a large bowl and add the dough, turning over once to coat both sides. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the dough rise in a warm place for about 1½ hours until it doubles in size.
Heat wood-fired or propane grill to medium-high.
Uncover dough, punch it down with fist, then transfer to a lightly floured work surface. Divide in half. Roll each half with a rolling pin or wine bottle to ½-inch thick. Brush with remaining olive oil and sprinkle with rosemary, pressing it lightly into the dough's surface.
Place flatbread directly onto grill, grilling each side until it is puffed, firm and well-browned, about 2 minutes per side. Serve hot, sprinkled with a little coarse salt and garnished with a couple of fresh rosemary sprigs.
You may choose to cut the flatbread into pieces, but serving them whole is just as fun. You and your guests will be able to "break bread" together – true conviviality at the table!