Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Pesto Cheese Bread

This is nothing fancy, but we made it last night at cooking class and I whipped some up tonight to go with our supper. It's a simple pizza dough that you can jazz up to make a yummy flatbread with whatever you like. In cooking class we put olive oil, asiago cheese, garlic, and parsley. Tonight I did one half with olive oil, Pesto Herbs, parmesan cheese, marble cheese, and Herb & Garlic Sea Salt. On the other half I left out the Pesto Herbs so the kids wouldn't complain.

1 pkg. yeast
1 c. hot water
1-2 tsp. sugar or honey
2 tbsp. oil
2 1/2 c. flour (might need less)
Mix together first four ingredients, then add flour until you can form a ball that doesn't stick to your hands or the bowl. Knead for a few minutes, then cover and let rise for 45 minutes. Punch it down and cut into two portions. Roll each portion out on a floured surface, then transfer to a greased baking sheet (use oil and cornmeal). Poke with your fingers to make indentations, then drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with your seasonings/toppings, and bake at 400 F for 15-18 minutes.
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