Rosemary Flatbread with Blue Cheese, Grapes and Honey

By | June 20th, 2018

Flatbread:

1 envelope active dry yeast
2 tablespoons sugar
2 cups bread flour, divided
3/4 cup warm water, divided
2 teaspoons chopped rosemary
1/2 teaspoon fine salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Topping:
1/2 lb. red California grapes (1-1/2 cups)
Coarse sea salt
3 ounces blue cheese, crumbled (1/2 cup)
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon snipped chives

Procedure:

  1. Flatbread: In a large bowl, whisk the yeast and sugar with 1/4 cup of the flour. Stir in 1/4 cup of the warm water, let stand until slightly foamy, about 5 minutes. Add rosemary, fine salt, pepper and the remaining 1-3/4 cups of flour and 1/2 cup of water; stir until a dough forms. Place dough on lightly floured work surface and knead until smooth, about 5 minutes. Transfer the dough to an oiled bowl, cover and let rise in a draft-free spot until billowy and doubled in bulk, about 1 hour. Preheat oven to 450°. Place a pizza stone in the bottom of the oven, and preheat for at least 30 minutes.
  2. After dough has risen, place dough on lightly floured work surface. Press and stretch the dough into a 13-inch round, then transfer to a lightly floured pizza peel. Press the grapes into the dough and sprinkle with sea salt. Slide the flatbread onto the hot stone and bake until the crust is golden and the grapes have begun to release some of their juices, about 12 minutes. Pull flatbread out of oven, sprinkle the blue cheese on top and bake again until cheese melts, about 2 minutes. Slide the flatbread onto a work surface, drizzle with the honey and sprinkle with the chives. Cut into wedges and serve.

Recipe provided by The California Table Grape Commission.

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