we took a long walk around the lake in town on saturday (it's about 5k i think!) and went grocery shopping afterwards so of course we were starving by the time we got home. luckily for us, we'd started some pizza dough the day before and let it ferment over night for some extra flavor so all we had to do when we got home was warm up the pizza stone and then pop the rolled out dough in for about 10 minutes for this lovely flatbread (apologies for the flash photos..blech i hate that light..but c'est la vive, i am always cooking dinner at night wouldn't ya know!). making flatbread is a DELICIOUS and easy way to feed your pizza craving, possibly even just a tad healthier since this recipe doesn't require any sauce and melty cheese. don't worry though, it's still completely mouth-watering to bite into!
once your flatbread is toasty and golden (pop it with a fork in a few places if it bubbles up while baking), slide it off the pan or pizza stone and onto a cutting board. you can make it like this (above) in the big circular shape of a traditional pizza pie or you can create small oval flatbreads for individual servings. we decided that next time we'll try making the bread into individual servings as they'll save you from having to cut slices, store better for leftovers, and help the toppings to stay put. also, i think this individual presentation would make them great party food as people could decorate their pieces any way they pleased!
we chose to scatter on handfuls of prosciutto, heirloom tomatoes, rough-chopped basil, crumbled feta cheese, a small drizzling of olive oil, and then topped off with some kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. trust me on the black pepper...seriously SO GOOD! you can use all kinds of toppings though like arugula, fava beans, different cheeses, and so on.