During lockdown I am finding we are trying to waste less food, be more creative and are finding time to do some more cooking from scratch. I have always loved to cook and it’s been great to be able to do more with my eldest during this time at home. We had a go at making Lockdown Flatbread Pizza for lunch one day as we had some tomatoes and ham to use up.
You will need the following ingredients for the Lockdown Flatbread Pizza bases:
200g of plain flour
5g of flour (for work surface when rolling flatbread bases)
90ml of luke warm water
2 tablespoons of sunflower oil
To add more flavour to your flatbread you could add a pinch of black pepper, or a handful of chopped parsley or coriander.
This recipe made 4 flatbreads approx 15cm diameter, so would recommending doubling the mixture quantities if you would like to make larger pizzas. When rolling our bases they didn’t turn out perfectly round, but for me that added to the character!
You will need the following ingredients for the flatbread topping:
1 tablespoon of passata per 15cm diameter pizza base.
150g grated cheddar cheese, divided between the pizza bases.
A choice of toppings to suit your tastes – pieces of ham, sliced cherry tomatoes, finely sliced onions, pineapple, mushrooms, mozzarella cheese, basil or sliced olives.
How to make the Lockdown Flatbread Pizzas
Make the flatbreads first:
1) Put the flour in a bowl.
2) Make a ‘well’ in the flour and add the oil. The add half the luke warm water.
3) Mix with a wooden spoon until all the ingredients come together.
4) Then add in the remaining luke warm water, mix with the ingredients until they form into a large ball.
5) Sprinkle 5g of flour on a clean work surface and kneed the flatbread dough for a couple of minutes.
6) Divide the mixture into four equal sized balls, and roll each one until approx 15cm diameter using a rolling pin. If you want the flatbreads to be thinner or thicker roll the dough out less or more depending on your preference.
7) Preheat your oven to Gas Mark 6, then warm a non-stick frying pan on a hob and add one of the flatbread. Cook the flatbread on a low heat until it starts to ‘bubble’ and starts browning on the base. Then flip over with a spatular and repeat on the other side. Repeat this process until each flatbread is cooked.
8) Place the flatbread on baking trays – 2 per tray.
9) Put a tablespoon of passata on each flatbread and spread out to cover flatbread. Then sprinkle cheddar cheese on top of the flatbread and passata and simply add your ingredients of choice.
10) Put the flatbreads in the oven at Gas Mark 6, check your Flatbread Pizza and take out if the toppings are cooked to your liking, if not, put back in the oven until the pizza is cooked to your preference – I know we all like pizza different in our household!
*Disclaimer, make sure you supervise any children making these flatbreads, especially when chopping, grating, using the kettle, oven and hob. Check for allergies before serving. Make sure ingredients are age appropriate and not a choke hazard. Click here to view the Berkshire Mummies disclaimer.