Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Rose Nguyen
Prep Time
20 Mins
Stand Time
20 Mins
Rise Time
45 Mins
Bake Time
20 Mins
Cool Time
5 Mins
Makes 8 servings

We love this fun, pizza-like flatbread, submitted by reader Angie Nelson of Ledbetter, Kentucky.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine rapid-rise yeast, warm water, and sugar in a small bowl, and let stand 5 minutes or until mixture bubbles.

Step 2

Stir together 2 cups flour and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl; stir in yeast mixture and 2 Tbsp. oil until well blended (dough will be sticky). Turn dough out onto a well-floured surface, and knead until smooth and elastic (about 3 to 5 minutes). Place in a well-greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover with plastic wrap, and let stand 15 minutes.

Step 3

Sprinkle cornmeal onto a baking sheet. Place dough on baking sheet, and roll into a 12-inch square, sprinkling with flour as needed to prevent sticking (about 1 Tbsp.). Cover with plastic wrap, and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 45 minutes.

Step 4

Preheat oven to 400°. Brush dough with balsamic vinegar. Gently press end of a wooden spoon into top of dough, forming indentations. Top with tomatoes and cheese. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Drizzle with remaining 1 Tbsp. oil.

Step 5

Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until golden and cheese is melted. Cool 5 minutes, and cut into squares.

Ratings & Reviews

Barkly's Review

February 09, 2009
A good solid recipe. Easy, undemanding and tasty. Can also substitute 1 cup whole wheat flour for 1 cup of all-purpose flour, increasing whole grain content. Served as a side with broiled salmon & sliced strawberry to make an easy dinner.