2 c. all-purpose flour
1 pkg. quick-rise yeast (1 Tbsp.)
2 tsp. minced fresh or 1/2 tsp. crushed dried rosemary
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
3/4 cc warm (120 to 130°F) water
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. fresh grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
Really good olive oil
Aged balsamic vinegar
A traditional Italian raised flatbread; a little like pizza without the toppings.
In a large bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients: flour, yeast, rosemary, salt, and sugar. Stir in water.
Turn out onto a floured board; knead until smooth and elastic (about 5-6 minutes). Cover and let rest for 10-15 mins.
Press dough into a 13x9x2 rectangular baking pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes. With greased fingertips, make indentations (like light pokeholes) 1/4 inch deep over surface of the dough. Brush with oil; sprinkle with cheese, salt and pepper.
Bake at 400°F for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5 mins., cut into squares. Serve warm with a shallow dishes of olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar. Dip and enjoy!!! -Diana
Submitted by Diana Bogue Contributed on: and modified on Tuesday March 4th, 2008