Parmesan Skillet Flatbreads

Parmesan Skillet Flatbreads

Cooking these rustic rounds on the stovetop is fast work, fun to do and gives them a toasty exterior and moist center.

From EatingWell: June/July 2006
Yield: 6 flatbreads
Active Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 1/2-2 hours

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup lukewarm water
  2. 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  3. 1 package active dry yeast, (2 1/4 teaspoons)
  4. 1 teaspoon sugar
  5. 1 1/2-2 cups all-purpose flour
  6. 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  7. 3/4 cup finely shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  8. 1 1/4 teaspoons salt

Preparation

  1. Whisk water, 1 tablespoon oil, yeast and sugar in a large bowl; let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, cheese and salt to the yeast mixture; stir to combine. Add just enough of the remaining 1/2 cup all-purpose flour to make a smooth but slightly sticky dough. Turn out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead until smooth but still soft, about 5 minutes, adding more flour to the work surface as needed.
  3. Clean and dry the bowl. Add the remaining 1 teaspoon oil to the bowl, add the dough and turn to coat with oil. Cover with plastic wrap and set in a warm place until doubled in size, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  4. Punch down the dough and divide into 6 equal balls. Dust with flour.
  5. Place a large skillet over medium-high heat until very hot. Roll or stretch each ball into a circle about 7 inches in diameter. Place one dough circle in the heated pan and cook, turning once, until browned on both sides and cooked through, 30 seconds to 1 minute per side. Transfer to a plate and repeat with the remaining circles of dough, adjusting the heat as necessary to prevent burning. Stack the cooked flatbreads on top of each other and cover with a clean towel; let cool completely before storing.

Tips & Notes

Nutrition

Nutrition Per Serving: 240 calories; 6 g fat (2 g sat, 2 g mono); 7 mg cholesterol; 38 g carbohydrates; 9 g protein; 4 g fiber; 633 mg sodium; 135 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Selenium (34% daily value), Iron (15% dv).

2 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 2 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat